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Literature.?In our literary department to-day are some interesting reviews of new books and the latest gossip about foreign And American authors. The Indian Agency Uahcaijtier.? If it were told in a novel people would believe it exaggerated, for the story told by our cor respondent at Fort Berthold is more won derful than fiction. The burning of the buildings and the supposed object of destroy ing them would make a good chapter in a sensational novel. We give with this letter a amp of the buildings, showing the portions destroyed by fire, which will aid the public to understand this precious piece of incen diary villany. The fire has one merit it throws a lurid light upon the infamies of the agency. A Cabinet Crisis.?1'iff, puff, potif! The Cabinet crisis in France is over. It was all about a speech, or, rather, a line in a speech, at a banquet. M. Say, the Min ister of Finance, had said, "The coalition of Muy 24 is happily dissolved." "This is a re flection on the coalition,"exclaims M. J?uff t; bo he refuses to publish the speech in the Journal OffldeL A t'^binetj council is held and explanations are made. M. Say writes a letter de< luring tLat Lc did not intend to b? understood us saying what he did say, and M. Duffet admits the spe< ch, accompanied by the explanatory letter, into the columns of the official journal. Ho the crisis is hap pily over. Piff, puff, pouf! The Yachttno Challenges. The fall I yachting season has already been rich in in terest and novelty, and yesterday the Brook lyn Club closed its racing year with a brill iant regntta. The Seaw&nhuka Club also spread the canvas of its fine vessels to the breeze. Dut the season will not end with these interesting events. As will bo seen by the correspondence published to-day no less than four challenges have been addressed to Mr. Rufus Hatch by owners of yachts who wish to contest races with the Resolute. These yachts are the schooners Estellc, Comet (the winner of the Brooklyn Club re gatta yesterduy), the Vesta and the Dread oaught. If all these challenges aro accepted the fall season will be as exciting us the luinmer. A Wort I to Home City Ut>motr?U. Tammany Ilall lias formally and heartily ratified the platform and nominations adopted at Syracuse. This would, under ordinary circumstances, be hut an empty and insignificant formality, but in the present condition of the democratic party, with divided opinions in different States upon a vitally important question of public policy, this ratification by Tammany of what was done at Syracuse is, in fact, an important reiteration of the sentiments adopted there, which will have a good effect on the party in other States. It is a renewed and intensified rebuke of the cardinal blunder of the Ohio and Pennsylvania democratic platforms, and is, therefore, a notable incident in a political struggle in which not merely the democratic party hut the whole country is interested. Tammany Hall, long dragged through dirty waters and misused for petty and venal aims, once more conspicuously places itself upon rik?ht and patriotic ground. There is still, a- is well known, a combination of demo cratic factions outside of the Tammany org iui/ation ; outside of it by reason of dis put? s and differences of a purely personal nature, involving questions, not of principle, but of individual ambition. The leaders of tins, factions are multitudinous. There are ex-C .?ngressmen Morrissey, Wood, Creamer and U aisevelt; ex-Surveyors Andrews and Hart ; ex-Something-or-other Waterbury ; ex Sh< riff O'Brien and ex-candidates for the 1 r sid.-ncy Uncle Dick and Theodore Tom !. - u. These leaders are free lances, ricy "make war on Tammany," and en deav r. in revenge for their personal dis I ; utments and grievances, to make a ? r ak in the democratic organization. We re the attention of these men and of their . for we mean to speak seriously to r. lfthry are honest democrats, about th ? blunder they arc making. I'he position of the democratic party is no It has been for a number of years t u strumentof wicked and foolish men, * ' Lav# unhappily controlled its councils in ib.a < ity and State, and in other States, as wei'. in the national conventions. Themis ; t of these men has brought the party . i i ? ? with the people, lias lost to it Ur confidence, and has kept in power t. tLiican party until that, secure in its ] miiaQi'c, has also become weak and c ti i t. and until the people heartily i ill loudly demand a change, a purifi . arc hi t tic government in all its parts, b l. ral ari l State. At this moment the demo crat#. in this State, having redeemed them ?... - from the misrule and corruption of the Tw I King, and being engaged in a vigorous pun? at i. a of the State government, adopt a plat I rin of principle* at Hyracuse which . ? the ttf pr >val of sensible und honest men .t ,.11 partita They do this in the face of tl . b-mocratM action in Ohio and Penn sylvania : .a the la?-e of opposition in their ?an ranks at home; and they speak un h* nitatiiigly. boDc?Uy and without reserve. Tin * Syracuse dcniocruts have by this . ouriig i* action done a very important s.-rM ? to their (tarty and to the country. Tkny l. oe given * rallying centre for all who d r> the ?q.of sound political prin cipl# - an I of honest and economical govern He ah Thej have eucouraged all over the oountn in Ohio, Pennsylvania and else where those democrat* who adhere to sound principles, and who have seen with silent dismay the spread of false doctrines on the eurrt rn jr in th< lr (>arty. The question at issue to-day between New York and Ohio and Pennsylvania is. whether the democratic organization shall be controlled for the cani paigii of next year by lufiationists and pol itical free laii es, all fighting on their own book and for their own hook, or w hether it shall rcpr? sent and advocate the old and aonnd doctrines of the democracy when that waa a power for good in the country. The Ohio and I"? nnsylvama democratic leaders have committed themselves to a policy which would plunge the countryv into almost irre trievable ruin slid disgrace. The demo cratic leaders in this Mate have boldly de nounced that (Miliry, and placed themselves and the jmrty here up?n a sound and admir able platform of political principles. In this battle between g ?od and evil in the party all personal gru vannea wn>l ambitions must be laid anide. II the twenty free lances who fight for the loaves and fishes, each for himself and himself alone ; if these selfish. grasping men could be animated by any public spirit, if they could be induced to regard politics aa higher than a con temptible and demoralising desire for place and money for themaalvsa, their duty would be olear to lay aside at once all their prs-.nal difference* and join , heartily in the support of the d? id<h ratic I principles and ticket in this stale and city, i If they believe Uiemselves to have suffered i wrong this is no time nor place for revenge. , They have but one political duty now, and ' that is to give their most entire and faithful support to the Tammany organisation, which I j is the true and only representative of the I democratic party in this rily. and to show by j their good conduct and energetic service now that they are worthy memlw-ni of the party, and that tin y are animated by soma thing higher in tbeir politnal course than mere self-aeeking. The time has come In our polities when personal ambition mn?t be dn>pp< L After the Presidential eh <-t|. <n, when we havs saved the coon try, we can diM-uaa mum. i(?..l griev ances. The purification of the <h to-nun party is a matter of beadwr than m? re partisan interest. It concerns the whole country. Both parties have in the last twelve years be come corrupt and inefficient. The republican party, long possessed of power, has ceased to serve the country. Its organization La* fallen into the poeseaaion of men who an heedless of the public interests and seek only to use it to advance and improve their personal fortunes. I>>ng one of our most vigorous political organisations, it appears to have lost the power to purify it*. If and to eliminate from its leadership and its policy the corrupt and corrupting elements which have gained the upper hand. It appears to have lost the power of reforming evils and retrieving blunders. It has beoomo a clnao corporation, whose chiefs use it for their own purposes and aim at success by "sticking together. I he democratic party, long led by incapables and demagogues, at last shows signs of a new and vigorous life. In this .State, ' >u Massachusetts and in some other hut as its leader* appear pi gr.isp the public n- ? ?*? sities. They have the courage to place th- t? selves upon sound principle* and to de nounce corruption and uial*dmini*trati u. not only in their opponent*' but in their own ranks. The Syracuse platform to-day represents the opinions of all true demo crats. More than all, it is at this time the single hopeful sign in our politic*. It gives a promise and guarantee of reforms in all branches of our government, state and federal, which are bitterly needed and loudly demanded by the people everywhere. It demands the hearty and vigorous support of all democrats in this State, in order that the election may show to the democrats in other States that right sentiments and a just policy are approved here, and that the re form wing of the democratic purty, repre sented by the Syracuse platform and ticket, is the real democratic party. These free lances are simply, to uho an ex- i pressive phrase of the past, "soreheads." j They see the political world through a look ing glass, and find no one but themselves to serve. Tfce people are nothing. Morrissey and Creamer do to-duy what Kelly and Wickham did yesterday?namely, fight to "reform" Tammany Hall only that they may ; capture the machinery of Tammany HulL I With the grave transcendent issues now be fore the country how can honest democrats be expected to turn aside from the duty of saving the country and purifying the State to serve a party which seems to have no higher duty than to secure to ex Sheriff O'Brien his long disputed claim for fees? Why not this time forget their own mercenary aims and think of pro bono publico ? No good army ever quarrels about the spoils until after the victory is over. Here are democrats quarrelling about the spoils in the city before the national battle is begun. If they keen on quarrelling they will fly before the battle opens. When the army of Cortes entered Mexico its discipline was perfect, its courage dauntless, its victories as unerring as a demonstration in geometry. When these same soldiers came into the possession of the treasures they fell into sad ways. Success was only a step toward failure. The free lunces aro acting the unworthy part of a sutler during the Revolution, who, in the midst of contending armies, and when tho fate of liberty hung in the balance, went about the camps crying out "Beef! beef!" In this struggle sutlers and camp followers must either take up arms and fight for the cause or go to tho rear and be sunk in deserved oblivion and contempt. This is not a time for revenge ; for the grinding of private axes; and if to-duy, and in this State and city, uny man who culls himself a demo crat lets his own personality interfere with a cordial support of the party he had better at once go over to the other side. He has no business in the democratic ranks. His place can be tilled with better men. The Syracuse platform appeals to the support of tho thoughtful citizens of all parties in the State, and it will receive the votes of a large num ber who have hitherto stood aloof from the democratic side. The free lances must under stand that the day has gone by for their ma nipulations; the very idea of an honest and thorough reform requires that they shall take back seats and let statesmanship and char acter come to the front. If they are not con tent to do that?if they cannot fit themselves and postpone their ambitions to the new duty, they had better make up their minds to go elsewhere. Pulpit Topics To-Day. The tone of several of the topics to bo dis cussed to-day by our city pastors shows their interest in and anxiety for a revival of re ligion during this winter. Bishop Snow will consider it in the light of a good time com ing ; Mr. Lloyd will treat it as the sound of victory in the mulberry trees ; Mr. Ganse will treat of the revivalists, Paul and Apol los, and Mr. Taylor trill explain what it is to follow Christ, while Mr. Newton will take up the general subject of revivals of religion and consider it. The guest chamber where the Saviour sups with His disciples will be furnished by Mr. McCarthy, and the evil effects of indecision in spiritual matters, together with the mysteries of Providence, will be pointed out by Mr. Lcavell. The I^ord as our helper and our banner will be presented by Mr. Hawthorne, and the time and coming of Christ and the end of the world by Mr. Lightbonrn. Mr. Saunders will take up the subject of modern miracles, which is no* so prominently before the pub lic through the cure of a Brooklyn pastor of a disease of many years'standing. Several Br oklyn pastors will al?o discuss the same theme, and will give attention to the coming revival a* well. These are the chief topics for consideration to-duy. Tiik Bask of Caukorjjia has had the higlu *t of all possible compliments paid to it by the community which it srv?s. Generally when a bank sus pends public confidence is dimin ish. 1, but in this rase it is increased, and a! u lb. bank reopened yesterday the peo pb w.*r< quite a* ? ager to deposit as to draw tb-ir motley. An institution thus sustained < not fail unless the people fail first, and tliutisth" last of all things to be expected ?? ui California. The rejoicing* in San Fran > - o y. ,t. rday are described by our corre , n b nt. and the event was celebrated with m in irh enthusiasm as if it had been tho glorious Fourth. lUetn TaA\irr. The Rapid Transit Com nii-o t??m, it is said, will not recommend any particular flan of construction for an f levated r.i*l, but will lay down certain con ditions and specif! i sit ions with which tho ronxtructor* trill be compelled to conform. This will probably b ud to a combination of s< versl plans. In some phw?< h tho arch, in other* the upright columns and in other* th?' cable plan may l>? the mo*t practicable and desirable ; hcuce the decision of tho Commissioner* appear* to have been wisely made. Thb Htkai i <* KitrtvuctNit have decided that they do not want es-Mpeuker Thomas (?. Alvord to represent them in the Assembly n< xt year. Mr. Alvord was beaten in the Convention by four votea. Well, Mr. Alvord it very experienced in Albany legislation and p rhups tl>* gvrucuae liiople have dune wisely. Til* hmtmamm Hun. The Meeting at J? r >m?* 1'ark jmtfrdty mm mi interesting c??nt The rtm were nnoanally fine, ad there wee ? promptitude aN'ut the starting which we here not ob ?crtodNt I rni' r uu*? tings, end which added laru" It to the intereat of the sport The acci dent which I* tdl t'alrin wee a melancholy ev< ut and threw a gloom over the gathering, every >ne of whom s??ui?>d to feel j a peraonal interest in the misfortunes of this noble l?wt. AecidiwU will happen; but we am glad to think that in this case it was not the result of miarhief or malignity. The weather was beyond criticism. It was every thing October could be. This is saying a great dual, for in our Northern climate October is rich w ith sunshine, fresh breezes and clear, life-giving air. The interest shown in the races yesterday bids fair to continue throughout the whole meeting. The beet stable* in the country were represented, and the leader* of our turf rejoiced in the opportunity of showing what they had done in bringing the home to per fection. In reference to the su : stioii by our reporter, that it might be well to make these races more popular by limit ing admission fees to the stands and the quarter stretch, we liavo only to say that, practically, the race course at Jerome Park is open to the public ; for, as was seen yesterday, there were m many peo ple outside of the gates looking on from the hills and the points of observation beyond the park grounds as there were within. At the same time anything that makes horse racing popular by enabling the people to take part in these annual meetings will be of advantage to the turf and to the people. The value of racing is not simply in these trials of skill, but in the results which come from the education of the horse. When we see the amount of capital, the time, the energy, the ability, devoted to this pur suit, when we observe the affectionate inter est which racing men feel in their noble charges, we can well understand how the pop ularity of the turf must result in the im provement of the horse. The fear that the turf would sink into a mere gambling concern is not justified by any experience in England or America. Of course venturesome people will gamble on horses as they do upon stocks or church pews or in railways. The gambling spirit would find occupation if there were not a horse or a racing track in America. There would be just as much justice in recommending the abolition of horse rac ing because pools are bought and sold as there would be in recommending tho abo lition of the Central ltuilroad because job bers in Wall street buy "puts" and "calls" on its stock. The real value of tho turf is in the popularity it gives to horsemanship and the interest it excites in the development of the horse. For this reason we congratulate the people upon the opening at Jerome Park yesterday, as showing that we havo a hearty, manly interest in this Anglo-Saxon sport. The Bubbling of the Caldron. If the anti-Tammany froe lance elements in New York could be consolidated there would be a lively time ahead for the chief of tho Swallow-Tails and tho descendant of Brian Boroihme. We have various factions in a state * of disorganization. There is the O'Morrissey party, who propose to run their chief for Senator against ex-Senator Fox in the downtown wards. There is tho O'Creamer party, mainly composed of the citizens of avenue A, who believe that ham stealing should not be punished with twenty years' imprisonment while peculation of the treasury is made a means of professional dis tinction. On this platform O'Creamer can make a novel contest, as this ham stealing question is becoming an impor tant if not a controlling element in our politics. There is ex-Surveyor Iiufns F. O'Andrews, with his Teetotallers; there is ex District Attorney John McKeon, with tho Ultramontanists, who mean to contest tho school question under the leadership of the old Jaeksonian democrat. There is ex-Assem blyman and ex-candidate for tho Presidency Theodore O'Tomlinson, with his famous plat form in favor of making clamshells legal tender, and ex-Congressman Uncle Dick at tho head of tho Paper Collar Democ racy. Uncle Dick proposes to give to every able-bodied voter a thousand dollars in greenbacks?a most attractive platform, which, when it comes to be explained, will no doubt have a wide influence 011 tho elections. Thus far we have O'Morrissey, O'Creamer, O'Tomlinson, O'Schell and? O'Botheration! These various froe lance bands of gnor iBas, if they could only be combined under a strong leadership, would test the courago and genius of ex-Sheriff O'Kelly, and especially if they formed an alliance with republicans anxious for a canvass and a market There tire the John Cochrane republicans and the liberal repub licans and the Beel-Eators of the Custom House, headed by ex-Collector O'Mnrphy, and tho anti-Beef-Eaters, just now without a head, looking aroumi for a leader who can pay expenses. Tho prizes at the next election are none of them tempting, but quite honorable. It will be mainly a judicial fight. There air to be chosen a Judge of the Superior und the Common Pleas Courts, eight Civil Justices, Surrogate, ? Recorder, two Judges of the Marino Court, City Judge, District Attorney and Senators. Many prominent citizens are named for these stations. As it now stands tho hearty common souse of the democratic party, which sees the real contest in the national fight, and this local affair a more tournament of free lancers, will not be seduced into an attitude that will do no good4o tho city but be of grave harm to the democratic party and tho country at large. Captain McCulloch's Trial has been postponed until next Wednesday. By tho way, what has become of Captain Williams and his trial ? The Philadelphia Railroad Slaughter. ? A Coroner's jury has been inquiring into the cause of the death of the victims of the col lision between an oxcursion tniin und a pas senger train, drawn by a dummy, in Phila delphia last Sunday. The acting engineer of the dummy was pronounced guilty of criminal negligence, and was committod to ! await the action of the Grand Jurv. It is to bo hoped that a full investigation will be made by the Grand Jury and that all who are found to have been responsible for the slaughter will be punished. An example in such eases is needed for the public protec tion. The Death of American Olrl. American Girl, who died yesterday at El mira, was a horse more fortunate than the vast majority of mankind. Although she died young, even in the computation of equine lives, her career was full of splendor and success. It was bright and swift, like a comet, and the time of hor circling oourse was calculated with almost as much mathe matical accuracy as the orbit of a celestial body. One-quarter of a second was as im portant in the measurement of her speed as it would be in that of the transit of Venus. She was waited upon like a princess ; sho lived in a stable which was more comfortable than many Italian palaces; when sho appeared in public it was amid the acclamation of admiring thousands, and sho was worth twenty-live thousand dollars, which is greatly above tho commer cial value ol most men, excepting Congress men and legislators. Her personal quali ties were excellent; she was gentle, kind and modest; victory was never known to turn her head ; indeed, sho often won by a neck, and, with more consistency than many pol iticians, she uover was known to bolt. The death of American Girl, like that of Garrick, will sadden the gayety of nations. So far as sorrow is coucernedt tho world could have bettor spared a bettor man. Wherever the horse is loved this magnificent specimen of tho race will be lamented, but regret will be softened by tho superb dra matic effect with which her career was closed. As it was figuratively said of Earl Chatham, Thaddetis Stevens and other distinguished statesmen, so may it literally bo said of ber that she died in harness. Death and Gold- j smith Maid were almost the only brutes that ' could beat ber. The old Queen of tho Turf has kept a full length in front of Death for nearly twenty years, trll, baffled in his at tempt to catch her, he entered invisibly in the Elmira races, and, mounted on the w. g. Pale Horse, distanced poor American Girl in the first heat. TliiH defeat broke her heart; but let us trust that the rainbow which, ac cording to the high authority of the Associated Press, rested upon tho head of the dying mare, is typical of hor radiant future. If there is indeed a horse heaven she has gone to it. I here sho will moot with Bucephalus, with the horses of Achilles, with Balaam's ass, Rosinante, Dapple and all tho mighty steeds of antiquity, to sport with them in fields of immortal bloom and feed upon celestial oats. I he ghost of Alexander may be proud to mount her and race against all other quad ruped shades, with infinity for a course and eternity for time. When wo remember American Girl in her prime and all other good horses like Eclipse, Fashion, Flora Temple, Goldsmith Maid and the stallion Patchen, then the terrible satire of Swift's "Gulliver," where ho tells of the Honyhnhnms, or horses of superior rea son, who had men for servants, seems deprived of much of its sting and bit terness. The inferiority of humanity to the equinal race ceases to be so humiliating. Farewell, thou, American Girl! May tho monument which shall bo raised to tliv memory fitly celebrate thy deeds and vir tues ! Well may it be said of thee, "Green be the turf above thee !" for in life never was there a borso who stepped more lightly upon it A Seasonable Topic. It mnst have been noticed by the public that a gentle breeze of puffery sweeps over tho lund. Indeed, tbo time when the leaves in tho forest show the touch of the frost with their red and yellow brilliancy is the chosen season of puffery. But the season is not rig orously fixed. It has no such definito sign as tho oyster season has in orthography, though it has nearly the same limits; neither has it the positive dates ot the game law, out side of which it becomes a criminal offence for a man to be fonud with a puff on his per son, or offering one to an editor, and this is to bo regretted. But it has a general relation to the end of the summer festivities out of town und the commencement of the gayoties of the city. In May or thereabouts the im presario disappears suddenly, silently, as a bird ot passage. No dormouse stowed away in timber or earth is quieter for awhile. Then ho sends us from time hi time a well conceived reminder of his existence. Ho sends these reminders by the cable. First we bear that Signor Flumincrini, the great tenor, has met with a severe accident, which has damaged his collar bono, but has not iu jnred his magnificent voice. Two or three (lays later tho attentive cable tells us that Flummerini is better, and that there is u probability that bo may be induced to visit tho United States this autumn. Alas ! in ten days this hope is crushed by the sad news that Flummerini has accepted the over whelming offers of the Emperor of Russia and will go to St. Petersburg. Soon, bow ever, hope, which springs eternal in the hu man breast, revives once more, and presently the grand news comes that tho impresario is actually on tho sea with tho great priz?' that he has torn from the very clutches of the Northern Bear. All this iuijjortnnt intelli gence is sent us by the now active impresa rio, and generally, we believe, at the expense of the Associated Press. At least wo know, and we hope the public knows, that tin se despatches are not our specials. They pre pare tho public mind, however, and so it ^ of 110 consequence at whoso expense tbey are sort. Eventually the great artist arrives and is welcomed to our shores by some brilliant orator "in the name of the Union." At tins stage tbero are what are called ovations; there aro excursions to meet the artist, crowds turn out to serenado him and tho enthusiastic people have even been known to take out the horses ami drag Ins carriage themselves. Immediately the start ling story of his life appears in "all the pa pers, filled with pithy and sometime* dra matic details. No doubt it is interesting reading to the artist and the manager. To us it seems to bo generally an inane and fulsome rigmarole. Let us gently inquire if there has not been enough of all this. All those processes are old ami dolorously famil iar to their smallest particular. Cunnot the manai/era invent some now Drocossoe fur pnffory ? If they cannot we would respect fully call their attention to the advertising columns. Our rates are forty cents a line. If any man has any article ho offers for sale to the public that is the place for his commend ations of that urticle; and justice to the reader requires that his commendations should bo kept there. If the lite of an artist and a crit ical statement of his merits is put in the ad vertising columns it will read just as well there as in any other columns, and the pub lic will understand exactly who it comes from. For our part we distinctly object to the further use of any other of our columns for this purpose. A Movement fob Economy. ?It is rumored that some citizons familiar with the princi ples of finance have agreed to consult to gether for the purpose of considering how we can best check the rapidly growing debt of the city and decrease our heavy expendi tures. Some action is undoubtedly necessary if we desire to save tho city from bankruptcy. The not debt on January 1, 1871, was seventy three million dollars. It is now about one hundred and thirty millions, being an in crease of fifty-seven millions. The expenses of the year's government in 1870 were nine teen million dollars. This year they are thirty-six millions?an increase of seventeen millions. In 1871 the real estate of the city was valued at seven hundred and seventy millions, and in 1875 at eight hundred and eighty-four millions?an increase of one hundred and fourteen millions, in tho face of an actual shrinkage in real estate of about thirty per cent. In the meantime personal property is valued ninoty millions less iu 1875 than in 1871. These few facts are better than a volumo of argument to provo the nocessity of financial reform. A Gentleman who was about to loave the city last Friday evening called upon a lawyer and intrusted him with a bond, a bank book and a little over one thousand dollars in money. Changing his mind, he called later in tho eveniug to take back his property, but the lawyor rotained the money, giving back only tho bond and book. Tho matter was taken before a police court for investigation. Probably the lawyer deems the money only an adequate fee for liis trouble of trusteeship, and according to the cost of legal advice to the city and to the gentlemen of King repn tution with whom the city has legal transac tions the idea is not so preposterous, after all. Another Accident Occurred yesterday through tho breaking of a rope used in hoist ing a safe at No. 2 Cedar street. This time a man received a compound fracture of tho sknll through being struck by the falling block. Two sticb accidents within a few days should direct public attention to the necessity of providing for severe penalties and punishment in all similar cases. Any neglect to make the hoisting apparatus en tirely safe should be made a criminal offence. Tile Financial Question.?We print else where a letter from the Hon. Elijah Ward upon the question of tho currency, and calf the attention of democrats here and in othei States to his vigorous presentation of tht necessity of a sound currency and a resump tion of specie payments. The Police are to be instructed to arrest all truant children. This will give them something to do, for such arrests they will probably be able to make. The Courts.?To-morrow begins the legal year in the State Courts, and tho information elsewhere published of the different term* will be of interest to the lawyers and clients. PERSONAL INTELLIGENCE. Ex (lovernor Thomas C. Reynolds, of Missouri, U staying at the Fifth Avenue Hotel. Lieutenant Colonel Katclilf, of England, is among lbs late arrivals at the Windsor Hotel. Bass, tho British buer man, has 40,000 "drummers,'? according to the latest call ot the roll. There was a time when the romantic school of music thought they had It all Ihoir own way. Four hundred persons m Tennessee would not hav* to pay any taxes if thoy did not own dogs. Mr. U. W. Atherton, of the Rod Cloud Indian Com mission, is residing at the Fifth Avenue Hotel. Tarnmer, an Austrian, has a quartet of dogs which bark in two uotes each and produce simple airs. An engineer from tho Black Hills reports gold at twenty cents a cord and bread ut $11 a crumb. Mr. George S. Bangs, Superintendent of the Railway Postal Service, is sojourning at tho St. James Hotel. Mr. Alfred T. Uoshorn, Director <General of the Ceo tenmal Exhibition, is registered at the Windsor hotel. Ex Governor Loland Stanford, having returned from Saratoga to California, says bo never thought of buyiug the raare Lulu. One hundred and forty thousand girls in California are ready to be married, but their fathers do not belong to the bank syndicate. Nr. John O'Connor Power, M P.. of Ireland, returned to this city last evening and took up bis residence at the Filth Avenue Hotel. N.-al Dow wishes that taxes should bo paid in instal ments, but when Manic altered to drink her barrels ot whiskey in instalments Neat Dow objected. Ohio's famous hunter does not use s breech loading gnu. He goes out oarly in ihe morning and whon ha returns at mghl he Intariably baa a dozen watermel ons. Out in Nevada, if we are fo believe newspaper stalls, lie- the aim <phere Is so light I bat a cord of wood left out over night will ,-hrink to three quarters of a cord before morning. When Mrs. F ikreg complained that ho occupied too much time in looking at the pin back dresses he piously replied that he ?e il> eat nnnded .a 1 thought that he was In the (tardea of Eden. A* th. I., .i .11 In.! an agent give* poor Lo his radons of ??i! i>ee - mournfully-ay. "Thai bstTsdibrnt from .ny : of y . I gei if you were a wh t? man living in llie b, lleef in the La-1 don't have any smell lo it at all Juel think ut that." lotto a Fountain, presented to her nai.ee fin Fran ris i, h-s be- oine a popoar ia-iitwliow. As the |M-arly drojia fall Into the rieg.xot basin ibe Frntcsn thinks he hear* the far off tiskllsga of lier banjo, and goes and fireestones at a Chinaman, > slow music. Wendell I'h I ps was presented by certain Boston Irishmen wrllfc an edition of the "Kncydopw-du Bri ton r.ica." because he lectured so well a suit Daniel O'Cna nelL He ran now If* mm his books for anything he does not know , but be is not a in in w ho will ever open them Maria I^ r- ila an Dalian girl, of Fan Francisco, went to her lather and sad that (iuissip* Us III ought to marry her. Old lsiretto uas only a vegetable pedlar, but he said, "Mar a, it -t loo laie lo night lo get out a warrant, there is a at. in." And he lay down and went to sleen. Robin.on. of Winneiwso coun-y, Illinois, turned out to hear ex denaior Jame- K. D otutle say that a mar ried man ought to have mo votes because be always represents at least two in the interests ol good govern ment, and has bad mors exp-neaoe ihsn e stuffs rn.m ' tu governing human so ictv T en Ho do son went home, and ss he k.< ? e.j o\.r 'L* .*i ? a'. >. of breed he was board to remark that now ? man eon. I ?' his vols i to both candidates without gulug jw>.a on Uie party.