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BROADWAY AND ANN STREET. JAMES GORDON BENNETT, PROPRIETOR. NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS. ?On and After January 1, 1875, the daily and weekly ?ditions of the New York Hebalp will be free of postage. THE DAILY HERALD, published every day in the year. Four cents per copy. An Mal subscription price $!?? All business or news letters and telegraphic despatches must be addressed New York Herald. Rejected communications will not bo re turned. Letters and packages should be properly ?ealed. LONDON OFFICE OF THE NEW YORK HERALD?NO. 46 FLEET STREET. Subscriptions and advertisements will be received and forwarded on the same terms as in New York. TQLOME XL NO. 98 AMUSEMENTS TO-NIGIIT. THEATRE OOMIQtTE. 14 Broadway METROPOLITAN ilUSPCM Of art. Wast Fourteenth street?Open ?rom 10 a. SI. to 3 P. M. Jfo.314 Broadway.?VARIETY, at 3 P. M. ; closes at 10:i3 BROOKLYN PARK THEATRE, FultoD avenue.-variety, ac HP. 3L; ciosaj at 10:45 BRYANTS OPERA HOCSK, West Twenty-third street, near Sixth avenne.?XEORO MINSTRELS'!', Ac., at If. J.; close* at 1U 1?. M. Daa Bryant. germania THEATRE, Fourteenth street ?INDIUO, at it P. M.; closes at 10:43 r, JC Aliss Lma AJgrr. OLYMPIC THEATRE, fa S3* Broadway -VARIETY, at* 1'. M.; closes at 10:4J . M. ROMAN MII'POQROME, Fourth avenae and Twentv-?-~venth ftreet?VISIONS OK THE HOUR!-, at 2:10 P. M. and 8 P. M.; Menagerie open at 1 P. M. and 6 :.'0 P. II. BOWKRY OPERA HOCsE, No.^101 Bowery?variety, at 8 P. M.; closes at 10:43 FIFTH AVENCE 1H?ATRE, Twenty-eighth street and Hroaawav.? the BTG BO NANZa. at 8 P. M.; closes it 10.:iu !* M. Mr. Fisher, Mr. Lewis, Miss Davenport, Mrs. Gilbert. PARK THEATRE, . , _r c to MO P. M. Mr. Mayo. j^roadwav.?DAVY CROCKt-TT. at 8 P. M.; closes at BOWERY THEATRE, Bowery?AROC.NU THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS, at 8 P. M. GRAND OPERA HOCBE, Eighth avenae and Twi-atr-thlra street.?AHMED, at 8 P. M.; closes at 10:43 P. M. BOOTH'S THEATRE. ?orner of Twentv-third street ani Sixth arenae, HENRY V., at e P. M.; closes a 11 P. M. Mr. Rignold. LYCEUM THEATRE. fourteenth street near Sixth arenas.? LA JOLIE Pa RFC ME CMS, at 8 P. M. Mile. Aiincc. PAN FRANCISCO MINSTRELS, enty ninth str? ise, at 1J P. M. Broa-lway, corner of Iwmtv ninth street?NEGRO MINSTRELSY, at 8 P. M.;dot ~ ? M TIVOLI THEATRE. Eighth street, between eron l and Third avenues.? variety, at 8 p. m , closes at 12 p. m. STEINWaY HA' L. Fourteenth street?CO Ne'e, tt 1 rehearsal at 2 P. M. WALLACE'S theatre, Broadway?ROMANCE OK A POOR YOCSO MAN, at sr. M.; closes at 10:W 1* M. Mr. Montague. r O loss t I'M, Broortwav .md Thirty-tour;h street.?PARIS BY MOOT. Two exhibitions daily, at 2 aud 8 P. M. DE OARMO HALL. ET*nln*s with the Great Musician*, at 8 F. M. J. V. Putison. WOOD S MCSBCM. Broadway, certier of Thir icth street.?THE BLACK Ba^ND, at 8 P. M.: closes at M. Matinee at 2 QUADRUPLE SHEET. SEW YORK. THUBSPAY, APRIL 9. 1S75. From our reports Ihu morning the probabilities are that the wealh*r to-day ttUl be c'ear and ?Barmer. Wall Strict Yestebdat.?Stocks were Inner. Foreign exchange was steady. Gold was steady at 114 J. Money easy on call at 3 per cent. The New Jebset Senate refuses to allow dergymen of all denominations to instruct th- inmates of prisons. The New Yobe State Methodist Tonteb BHce is in session in Poughkeepjia, but has aa yet transacted only routine business. The Htdsos may be said to be open at last?nearly a month later than usual. Generally have an open river by St Patrick's Day, but this has been a hard ?eason. Mattebs look lively in the Pennsylvania ?oil regions. It seems to be the yearly burn ing out of a very smoky and dirty chimney. This coal difficulty is a disgrace to the civil, iaation of as great a State as Pennsylvania. Ajn> Now coracs tho rumoT that Charley Boss has been found in Nova Scotia, on the Bay of Fnndy, in charge of a female fortune taller. The rtinior does not appear to be well ??rifled, but wo trust it may provo well founded. The Sajutooa Regatta.?The Rowing As sociation of our colleges met yesterday in Springfield, M.v,s., and mado several impor tant alterations in its constitution and rule. Twelve colleges weft represented, and the preliminary arrangements for the Saratoga regatta were completed. * The E*wr.oB of Austria is having a pleas ant time in Italy. lie did not go to Borne, probably to avoid any complications witn the Pope, who would scarcely have welcomed a guest of Victor Emmanuel, and who, on the other hand, could not well be rude to an Km pemr of Catholic Austria. So tho ceremonies of the visit were interchanged at Venice. Kaiser William is too old and too feeble to risit Italy, and consequently the Crown Prince and his wife will go in his stead. TheSchooj- Qeektio:?.- It is a matter ct con gratulation that the committer who are now considering the school question on beLtdt of the Board of Education and the managers of the parochial schorl* arc approaching com mon ground. The hope is that if this discus non is harmonious and temperate and actuated by the spirit of peice ncd lair play and proper luo?it~n a vexed question may be solved and an iaaua fall of grief, irritation and heul fcwning ba removed from our politic*. The STew Civil Salts Against the Tammany Ring. Things have suddenly grown very warm for Tweed when he was least expecting it. His counsel hare lately argued his claim to release from imprisonment before the Court of Ap peals, and have enoouraged him to expect a iavorable decision. While he has lately been looking forward from day to day for a restora tion to personal liberty his vigilant and re lentless pursuers have been engaged in secret but energetic preparations for disappointing his hopes and causing the iair fruit to turn to dust and ashes in his mouth. If the Court of j Appeals decides that he cannot be longer held I under the criminal sentence he is destined to find in his release a beginning of new trou bles. A favorable decision by that tribunal , will not bifng hini even a temporary respite j from confinement, but will merely result in i his transfer from the Penitentiary on the Island to the County Jail in the city. He will remain in the firm clutches of the law and grun a still more bitter experience that "the way of the transgressor is hard." This new stroke has fallen on him with the suddenness of a thunderbolt. He probably had no suspicion of it uutil the pardon of Ingersoll was announced and its motive ex plained. At the very time when his counsel were arguing, with great force and ability, before the Court of Appeals, that he has al- | ready suffered the full measure of punishment which the law allows, the Attorney General of the State and his vigorous assistants were silently weaving about bim a legal net from which there is no chance of ?scnpe. The par don of Ingersoll, which has at length brought out the secret, was deferred until the legal trap was fully set, into which Tweed will step the moment he emerges from his prison doors, it the Court of Appeals shotild throw them open. The arrangements are fully completed, and this great offender will not enjoy one moment of freedom, let the court ot last resort decide as it may in abridging his term under the criminal sentence. He will leave the Island in custody of a Sheriff and pass at once from the cell of a felon to the cell of a defrauder. His case has something of the painful interest of a tragedy; but "rigid law cries out 'tis ! just," and it is to be hoped that this example of righteous retribution will serve as a warn ing and a terror to evil-doers for generations to come. The atmosphere of official life needs purification, and the sound, moral feel ing of the community will strongly indorse the faithful zeal of Governor Tilden and his j powerful coadjutor, Mr. O'Conor, in turning the stream of justice into this lonl Augean , stable and performing a labor more worthy of renown than any of the feats of Hercules. ( Nothing short of the full execution of the ; law against the abusers of public trusts can 1 render official life in this country again whole some and pure after the long debauch which has tainted it with infamy. The unsparing execution of justice upon men like Tweed has become the most urgent of public necessities, and the public conscience will indorse all the security which the new law authorizes and re quires. The great mass of legal papers connected with these new suits which we spread before our readers this morning will put them in possession of all the information needed for forming a correct judgment ot the proceed ings in their present stage. It will be seen by the date of most of the affidavits (March 20) that not a day was lost after the passage of the Civd Remedies acts in making proper preparation* for these new suits. A great deal of time ami effort were necessary for get ting the papers in a condition to bo sworn to, and it is only by marvellous diligence and energy that they could have been completed at so early a date, which shows that the emi nent movers of these prosecutions are thor oughly in earn st. It w 11 bo perceived by a perusal of tha documents that there is no loop hole of escape lor Tweed, provided properly can be found now for ?ati?lying the judgment of the Court when it shall he rendered. In this *icw we call particular attention to the affidavit of Mr. Wheeler H. Peckham, one of the lawyers employed iu the lormer abortive civil suits. Mr. Peckham states on oath that, so far us ho know*, none of the defendants in the former civil suits ever attempted to dispute in court the truth ol tL< facts on wi.ich the suits were founded. Neither Tweed nor Ingersoll took the stand to testify in his own behalf, and not a witness was summoned r.or a document produced to prove that the alleged frauds were notactually committed. The defendants in the termer suits rested their whole case on a pomt ol 1 :w. The point of law was that suits for the recovery of the money could not be brought by tt>e State, but only by the counfv, the State a>- a suing party having no standing in court. The defendants stood on this lcjral technicality, and they w rc well ad vised by th ir counsel, as the Court of Appeals sustained this y lea and decided in th< ir favor on this purely teclmieil ground. But the Civil Remedies art.; struck away this prop, aud it the tnembolB of the Ring cannot suc cessfully controvert th< lacfs they have not an inch of ground to stand upon. Tho tacts are supported by imprcgnabie evidence. On this point we advise renders who would understand the strength of the case against Tweed to examine the affidavits of Governor Tildon and his elerk, A'ir. Spilth, who assii ted him in conducting his investiga tion of the R road way Bank account; in 18TL If any evidence was ever abgolut d f conclusive this if.. It admits of no answer, and no mem ber of the Ring ever undertook to answ- r it. either in court or out of court. So far as the prrftt fact of the;t is con ? rn i, .ind *o l'ar as the person >1 distribution of the plunder is concerned, the evidence is simply crush ing. Had the st tc of the law when the former civil units were tried been wh.it it is now since the Civil Remedies rn-ts were passed the stolen MKicy would have been long t^o recovered, so far as property could have 1?." i? foan J for ih* officers ot the- 1 iw to s< /, ?. At pri nt the law is adsquat' and tha lucts atebvond dispute, so that th. re can be no P' sti'ble doubt as to lot termination of the-o suits ii. the e. uris. The only difficulty to bo apprehended r- la: < to tl> ? sufficiency of tho prcperty for satisfying the judg ments which the courts will remh r. It is.in tho highest degree improbable that the full six millions will ever be reeov< red, because that amount ot property cnnn .t be got hold of. But, so far as property be longing to the deiendanU can be found, it ?will promptly be taken possession of beforo the trial ot the suits. It will be seen by the document* that Judge Davis has already issued a warrant of attachment against all the property of Tweed, which will retain it in the control cf the Court until the suit against him is decided. A warrant has also been issue! for his arrest under the new law, wnich will be executed the moment the decis ion of the Court of Appeals is announced, if it should release him from the criminal sen tence. No offender was ever more inextri cably in the toils of the law than Tweed is at this moment Those members of the Iliug who have fled to parts unknown are in no personal danger, but if thsy bavo left any property in this city which can be traced and identified it will pretty certainly go toward satisfying judgments against the owners. But no warrant ot attachment has yet been issued except against the property of Tweed, the arch-leader of the infamous King. > True Political Criticism. , | The decision of Connecticut upon the ques tion of the third term illustrates the value of judgment and sincerity in political crit icism. When, two years ago, President Grant ran against Greeley for the Pres idency, he was elected by an extraor dinary majority. Yet those who remem ber that canvass will recall the bitterness which marked it and the extraordinary number of stories and accusations invented about the President, the charges against him of nepotism, idleness, gift-taking, incompe tency. There never was a canvass for the Presidency in which the successful candidate was more thoroughly denounced. The demo cratic press and the other opposition journals united in their efforts and assailed the character ot the President. And General Grant himself was so mofed by these assaults and so grati fied by their futility that, with questionable taste, he returned his thanks to the people of the country in his inaugural address for having "vindicated" him. The question may be asked why a canvass like that for the Presidency failed, while re cent canvasses, especially in the November elections in the Middle States and in the spring elections in New England, have proved so marked a success. We will give the rea sons. The canvass for the Presidency was based upon insincerity, tolly and meanness. The recent canvass was animated by a great overbaDging national idea. 'Ihe American people, when they were told that Grant got drunk and appointed his relatives to office, and sailed around in a revenue cutter, and liked jacketing, and took presents, suid to themselves: "this is simply ihc malice and envy of impotent newspapers, and so long as the President attends to the business of the country well hemay drink what he pleases. Let him appoint his relatives to office ! It is j his privilege, and probably we would do the same thin^." So that these stories fell upon the canvas as purposeless as the leaves of autumn tall upon the ground. They were bio " n a ft ay by the first gust. But when the people were told that the thin term idea was gradually assuming importance; when they saw the President surrounding himself by men who cared for nothing but their personal advantage; when they saw the growth of that spirit of Cassarism which bad destroyed the republics in France and Spain, and threatened sure destruction to America, they recognized hat the time had come for imperative and prompt action. Consequently, when the campaign gave expression to their feelings it wrote the condemnation of Grant The lesson from this is that in our politics, as in cur business and social lite, the Americans are a generous people. They do not believe in meanness and injustice either in criticism or in business. A President is sure of support so long as he is a reasonably good officer and supports the constitution and the traditions of the Republic. It was only when General Grant cast away his duty in this respect that he brought upon himself and his party the condemnation of the people. The Centennial. The movement in favor of the Centennial gathers force lrom hour to hour and rapidly becomes a question affecting tte whole na tion. One State after another rolls into line, and even laggard New York begins to show t ie name interest that is Keen in States like Nevada and Delaware. There is a proposi tion to bring to Philadelphia selections of all the beverages not intoxicating used by dif ferent countries. This would ba of value to | the cause of temperance, and wo allude to it as one of the unique advantages of the Cen tennial display. This is a minor point com pared to the stimulus that must be given in various ways to scientific investigations, which, lrom their magnitude, require the co-operation of the civilized na tions. An instance of such international observations was afforded by the various ex peditions which our own government and sev eral of those of Europe sent lust year to ob serve the transit of Venus. It now seems probable that, in addition to the objects directly obtained by the astronomers, these expeditions may bo made to conduce to the 1 organization of a system of international scientific research. It has been proposed by eminent European astronomers that there should assemble next j year at Philadelphia represmtatives of all the expedition.* which observed the transit of Venus, and that they should arrange their in- , strnraenis and portable observatories ou the ' Exhibition grounds in the same relative po sitions which they occupied on the sur face of ! the globe on December 9, 1874. 1 he advan tages of comparing the different methods and ! appaiatns used by the several nations, and of discussing the results obtained, are obvious. The practical benefits that would result would also be very great. For ini.tanee, (here might be arranged, much more satisfactorily than by correspondence, tho basis of tho work to be done at tin next transit of Venus in 18H2. Again, sack ?n attraction | would undoubtedly assemble astronomers I from all parts of the world, and from their meeting a new departure in that science mi:;ht I probably be dated. One such convention would generate others. Tiio astronomical congress might be succeeded by ?uo on mete* orology, which might bring about that uni formity of instruments and observations which are essential to the development of the science. The occasion is a grand one that cannot rocur for rem. if ever: and the Centenni&l | ought to ba utilized as much for the adv&nce i meat of science ns for that of commerce and industry. The meeting at Boston yesterday aud tho news from Fiance indicate how the Centennial is progressing ht home and abroad. Our Embassy from Rome. There was something exceedingly pleasant , and gracious in the courtesies extended to the embassy which arrived from Rome on Tuesday bearing the appointment of Cardinal McCloskey. These ceremonials *re so many expressions of civilization, and, although we may question the taste of Bome things done> ' the exact propriety of the speeches of men in a high etato of hospitality and religious enthusiasm, the spirit which animated the transaction was noble. We have looked with interest and favor upon the growing tendency of the Roman Church toward America and liberal institutions. Now, although America is a Protestant country and strongly governed by the traditions of the Protestant Church, tho influence of the Roman Church upon the world is so prodigious that wo cannot but regard with favor every manifestation of a growing disposition toward liberal institutions upon the part of its rulers. In this sense the ceremonies attending tho presentation to the Cardinal of the insignia of his new rank, which aro elsewhero described, will bo read with deep attention by tho people without regard to their faith. It is this view, and the belief that the ap pointment of the Cardinal will be received in this truly catholic spirit, that makes us ques tion the wisdom of a speech made by Major Keiley in welcoming Mgr. Roncqtti. What was the use of denouncing Italy as ruled by "impious" men, and Germany as "the infidel German Empire ?" Italy, whatever its pres ent form of government, is a country almost universally Catholic, and it is not the best taste for citizens of a Protestant nation like America to insult a Catholic nation like Italy with the phrase "impious." And it should not be forgotten that the German Em pire, "infidel'' as it is, has under its do minion Catholic nations like Bavaria, whose devotion to the principles of the Church is as steadfast as that of Major Keiley. If Protes tant Germany can be cilled "infidel" what shall wo call Protestant America, which the Popo now honors? How is Germany any moro "infidel" than the United States? This wild method of talking, this utilizing of a simple religious ceremony to give expression to political antipathies, is a misfortune which threatens all public speakers whilo in a state of religious enthusiasm. The danger of dem onstrations of this kind is that they will make tho Cardinalate misunderstood. So far as America is concerned, the appointment of a distinguished citizen to the highest honor in the gift of the Pope is a courtesy so unu-ual that every citizen will look upon it with respect, no matter what his religion may be. The ceremonies attending the elevation of Cardinal McCloskey to his new dignity promise to bo ol'the most interesting character?inter esting not alone to his own Church, but to ail Americans. We have seen no disposition to regard the appointment with any other feel ings than those of kindness and appreciation. Therefore, what good end is to bo gained by enthusiasts, by p'oplo who might be called prolessional Catholics?just as we havo in this city professional Irishmen and profes sional Germane, men who live upon their religion and nationality?flaunting in the face of the Protestant sentiment of tho country offensive speeches, and giving a tone to the whole ceremony that must offend all but ex treme believers in the Cath lie faith ? It is singular also that while the Iloly Father should be leaning toward republican bin and democratic forms of government in the temporal policy of his Church, here in New York his faithful follower* should bresk into unstemly and uncontrolled admiration of the ro\al power once wielded by Puia IX. He has given a Cardinal to New York, and now proposes to Rive the same dignity to Baltimore. The Catholics of New York should j learn what tho Holy Father teaches them, that henceforlh Catholicism meaus republicanism. They should see that His Holiness looks above the insincere support given to him by selfish kings ami princes to the aid of the people. They should study the policy of Rome and learn that the effect of tho pending controversy in Germany, Italy and Spain is to gradually drive the Church into the arms of the demoo racy. It they would pause for a moment and think they tfould see that there could be no event in our modern civilization more fraught with important conscquences to the jjeace of the world than such a union. Onco let the Church of Home, its chief speaking as the infallible successor of St, Peter, say that the ! papacy henceforward believes in tho people, and not in princes, and there is not a crown i in Europe wnfth more than its valie as crude | metal on a pawnbroker's counter. There ; fore, if our Catholic friends in New York ' were wise they would accept this embassy, j not as the representative of a dethroned mon j archy, hut as the ambassadors of a new and I growing power in the Roman Church?the | power ol democracy allied to the Holy See. How to Hernre Honesty In Olflrr. Mr. Charlr?3 O'Conor states very succinctly ? he theory that the test way to make corrup tion in government impossible is to reduce the sphere of government, or, in the words given by our reporter ns tho great lawyer's own, "to reduce the action of government to tho narrow limits of absolute necessity." Perhaps half tne thought of political phi losophy has been given to the solution of tho problem thus dealt with. An incrediblo amount of ingenuity has been exercised in the continuance of administrative systems that should muke the administrators honest in spite of certain human tendencies to tho con trary, and it has been found easier to srenro nearly every other point in politics than this. Indeed, tho general despair nt the results of this effort is summed up in the declaration that system* themselves are of no consequence, 1 ut "that which is best administered is best." Our whole theory of government has been to reduce the danger to a minimum by the pro cess indicated by Mr. O'Conor; but that is not a ivtnedv for the evil. Indeed, Mr. O'Coiior's r< ;pouKO avoids the problem; it begs ihc qui sf ;? n. Governments must exist; aud in n.unieipd communities, such as ours, the extent of the governing ma chinery must be very great when restricted to the narrowest possible limits, while, taking the country together, with ad its citics and all the S atea and the general government, the aggregate of its operations, it reduced to a mere police basis, would still be enormous; and certainly ol such extent that the possible corruption might contiuue to appall the honest mind. It is, moreover, doubtful if the corruption is even lessened by the process indicated. No doubt tho State is enormously robbed in the opera tion of tho canals; but the railroads are built and operated by private interests, and yet it would need no great ingenuity to show that the corruption in public office which is the direct result of the expenditure of railway capital is quite as great as that which has rotted away the vitality ol the canal administra tion. States must have certain things, as court houses, capitols, jails and great lines of com munication, aod it must either operate the latter or define the relations to tho people of those who do operate them, and whether the servants of the people betray their trust in paying the labor to make these things, or in paying for the things when made, or in de fining tno privileges of groat monopolies, the result is the same. Your pocket will be picked if you get in bad company, and if it is to be picked it matters little whether the money be taken from your vest pockct or your pantaloons pocket or your coat pocket, and the only rule in such a case is not to got in bad company. So tho only hope of safety against corruption is in publio morality and a higher standard of official life. Rapid Transit ma a Duly. From our information it looks as if there is a railroad Ring in Albany as powerful as the Canal Ring, and combining to paralyze rapid transit. This Ring is striving to make any legislation looking toward a steam railway over Manhattan Island impossible. There is a bill before the House in reference to a tun nel under the Hudson River, so as to enable trains from the South and West to como to New York Island, and thus avoid the irrita tions and the delays of ferry travel, especially in winter. Although there is an evident and natural feeling in favor of such a tunnel, thus far the question has been buried. The the ory that this is the work of Mr. Vanderbilt, who desires to keep all trains from the island unless they come to his depot, is incredible, especially when we remember that the city bears so large a part of the expense of his Fourth avenue improvement. The argument in favor of this generous action on the part of tho city toward Mr. Vanderbilt was that there was a great advantage to the people ia the building of this line from Forty-second street to the rivor. The samo argument applies to the tunnel. The great lines that connect New York with the South and West should come directly to the island. Every improvement that does away with the river travel is an advantage to the city. For this reason, in discussing this question of rapid transit, wo have always supported it upon the highest grounds?not in the interest of New Jersey, Long Island or Westchester? but for ttie good of New York. Rapid transit will be attained, not when we have a steam line from the Battery to the Harlem River, but when wo have a tunnel to New Jersey, a suspension bridge to Brooklyn, and a steam road to Westchester Tho people should have constant and uninterrupted access to all the couutry surrounding tho city. Newark and Flushing are as much our suburbs as Yonkers and New Rochelle. And the statesmen who now control the destinic3 of New York will seenre rapid transit in its largest and most necessaty sense when they enable us to cross the rivers in winter and summer weather. This being the duty of the party in power, the Governor should begin by making a war upon the railway King th it now holds Albany in the severe grip of an unreasoning monopoly. We are willing to do what we can to strengthen the railways, so long as they are a benefit to the people. They cease to be so when they insist upon stifling all legislation that it not directly in their interest. The surest way of developing a "granger" and "anti-monopoly" spirit so powerful that it will abolish all the railway privileges granted by the Legislature is to persist in this attempt to prevent rapid transit. The necessity of securing rapid transit is as great as that which inspired the Erie Canal. The Erie Canal became necessary to the development of the State. Its comple tion was the beginning of the career of great ness which for a half century has attended this Commonwealth. De Witt Clinton was statesmaa enongh to see this, and j politician enough to seenra it. The ; time has come for tho performance of a duty an imperative?the duty of lifting the j metropolis out of tho slough of despoud into i which it has fallen. It is intolerable that j this should bo prevented by any selfish rail- | way Ring in the Legislature. Our hope is that the Governor will take courage from the success which has attended his war upon the Tammany and Canal rings, and teach the railway men that they cannot under any cir cumstances be permitted to interfere with a policy that is necessary to the grandeur of the metropolis. L.'t us hope that the new meas ure introduced in the Assembly yesterday by Mr. Konneddy will help to remove a por- ' tion of the affliction of New York by giving ua a railroad, a.4 well as a scheme to build one. The Green-Hunted Sensation. Since Comptroller Green's official life was Raved by the defeat of the Costigan bill in tho Ktate Senate that functionary has sought the further humiliation of Mayor Wickliarn by stripping him of a great ] art of his official authority. The nature of Green's intrigue was divulged by the trap so suddenly sprung npon the democratic members of the Assem bly on Tuesday evening under the leadership ol ex-Speaker Hnsted. Ilnsted is a repul> lican, and he would have spoiled his game if he had offered the bill himself. So, with the I aid of Groen's lobbyists, he made a tool of a democratic member, Mr. Miller, of Orango, who smuggled in the bill without exciting suspicions of its character. "Foi ways that, nre dark and tricks that nro vain'' Messrs. Green and Husted are as peculiar as the heathen Chinee. Their trick of get ting this bill off. red by a rural democratic member would havu bceu "a flash in the pan'' if by "ways that nre dark" they had not secured that portion ol tho democrats who voted against tho Costigan bill, and are known in Albany by tbe nickname of "The black horse cavalry." There wero twenty democrats who voted with Husted and the republicans to put this new bill on the first steps toward its passage. Tho purpose of tho bill, as devcribed in our Albany despatches yesterday, wm to alter the city charter by stripping Mayor Wickham of a great part of bis authority and transferring it to Comptroller Green. It abolishes the Department of Pub lic Works, degrades General Porter into a mere street commissioner, and vests tin appointment of various city officers in tlui Comptroller instead of the Mayor. Mr. Green has overshot the mark. His scheme cannot succeed unless the publio has formed a mistaken estimate of Governor Til* den, who, we are confident, will never sanction so barefaced a trick. But the Green-Dusted plan of operations is evident enough. Thej built their hopes upon those democratic mem bers of Assembly who votqd against the Cos tignnbill, hoping to recruit the black horso cavalry by a few more recreant democrats. If, by such a manoeuvre, they could get through the Assembly the bill for transferring a greal part of the Mayor's powers to the Comptroller they had no doubt of its passage by tha republican Senate, and they relied on Gover nor Tilden's friendship for Green to secure hia approval. The Governor can never sign such a bill. In the first place it would be un worthy o??his chsracter to indorse such a trick ; and in the next place he cannot afi'ord to disrupt the democratic party of the State, as his approval of this bill would inevitably do. We are confident he will wash his hand* of so disreputable a juggle. The surprising part of this affair is the ability of Green and Husted to capture and control twenty democratic members. Thig recreancy is probably a consequence of the unfaithfulness of the democratic organs to the principle of homo rule, which they ad vocated with noisy zeal in the canvass and abandoned as soon ns the Legislature met. The black horse cavalry, who voted against the Costigan bill without a word of rebuke or censure from the home rule organs, thought it would be safe to go still further in support of Green. Tho apology of the home rule organs for deserting their principles when the Legislature met is lame enough. The substance of this defence is that the Senata being republican there was no chance of pass ing the Costigan bill, and that it would hava been a waste ot ink and effort to support it By the same rule hard money and free trade, the other capital articles of the democratic creed, must be as coolly abandoned when Congresa meets. The plea lor no longer keeping up a bowing acquaintance with these old fripnde will be doubly strong, becauso instead of merely an adverse Senate, which obstructed home rule at Albany, there will be in Wash ington both a hostile Senate and a hostile Executive. The same apology which wm offered for hiding in the rear while the home rule battle was fought in Albany will serv? even better to excuse the dumb silence of th? same organs on the great questions off hard money and free trade when these come up in Congress during tho next two years. "Call you this backing your friends?" It is safe to assume that there cannot be many admirers of the practice of raising a great cry for cer tain principles while an election is pending, and then inventing excuses for showing them "a fair pair ot heels" when they come to be pressed as practical measures in a legislative body. The Question of woman's rights has been considered in the House of Commons upon a bill to enable unmarried women to vote toa members of Parliament. One of the argn. ments against the measure was ihat the "agj. tation emanated from turbulent women in America." Another was that it would enlrau chise ?'immoral women." Why immoral men should have rights that are denied to immoral women is a question that did not come into the debate. On the division 152 members voted in favor of the measure, and among them Mr. Disraeli. This is a very strong vote, especially in the tory Parliament of conservative England. PERSONAL INTELLIGENCE. Mayor Samuel C. Cobb, of Boston, Is reglstero4 at the Windsor Hotel. Vice President nenry Wilson left this city last evening lor Washington. Congressman W. If. Barnum, or Connecticut, it staying at me Futli Avenue Motel. General S. C. Armstrong, of Virginia, is amonfl tbe late arrives at Bantam's Ilorel. * T!ie Marquis <ie Chatnbrun, oi Washington, hal apartment.* at tbe Union Square Hotel. Bishop Thomas F. Hcndrir.ken, of Providence arrived last evening at tne (irand Cm rat Hotel. (Jeneral John C. Rooin-oti, of Ringhamtoq. has taken tip his residence at tne Metropolitan Hotei. Inspector General Randolph B. Marc*. United States Army, Is quartered at the New York Hotel. Mr. Edmund D. Tuck-r has been appointed Vic? Consul at Halifax, N. S., lor Norway ard Sweden. *Uentenant Commander Henry II. Gorrinzo, United states Navy, is stopping at the Hoffnua House. KtnddfraiSatscfi says the only way horses can go out of Germany into France la with Ublans oa them. Mr. De Peatel, the newly appointed Dutch Mini* ter at Washington, is sojourning at the Hotel Brunswick. Mr. Franklin Haven, Jr., United States Assistant . Treasurer at Boston, tas arrived at til* KUtft Ave duo Hotel. Mr. Allan Rutherford, Third Auditor of th? Treasury, arrived at the Metropolitan Hotel last evening from Washington. Belgium is apparently tne little lamb who dl*? turbs the water oi tne stream irotn which tno Prussian wolf says he wmnea to drink. General Adam Badcau, Untied states Consal General at London. arrived from Llverpbol in ttt steamship China and is at the Brevoort IIon<e. Senator Newton Boo;h, ot California, who haa been visiting iriends in New England, arrived irom Boston l?S? evening at the Sturtevant House Even as Peter B. nscd to catci the country re publicans oi the Legislature, so have the players of the republican game nnw caught the countrf democrat-s. Judge Boring, of Massachusetts, who has been ? member of the United States Court of Claims loi many years, has signified his intention of resign Ing next summer. The first part of the sale of the racing stad of Mr. A. Fould took place at Paris March 13, and realized 79,000 irancs. The highest price paid for a single ittilmal was $3,ooo. London's ne west entertainment Is a "soiree oi hairdres^ing," in which a professor of the art per formed on chosen heads be ore the public with tin skill and artistic sense with which Pagamni per* lor tne d on tbe ilddle. Tne dethronement of isabeilo, the flower girl of the Paris Jockey Ciut>, is a sensation in the gar city. This "girl" Is lorty years old, stout, very dart, somewaat rich and mean enouzh not <,? support her mother. Tnere are lonr or Ave other flower girls in Paris. They all get rich and wear diamonds In their ears. Serjeant I;iliantyne, who defended "the claim ant'' In his first trial, has now got another queer client. He lias gone all the way to India t? defend the Gulcowar of Baroda, charged with at tempting to poison the Butish Resident in hit | dominions. Bailantyne waa receive! with great I entbnaiaam by the natlvea.