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BROADWAY AND ANN STREET. JAMES GORDON BENNETT, pbopbibto it. NOTICE TO SVBSCRIBE88.?On and nfUr January 1, 1875, the daily and weekly editions of the Niw York Herald will be emt free of postage. TILE DAILY HERALD, published every day in the year. Four cents per copy. Twelve dollars per year, or one dollar per month, free of postage, to subscribers. All business or news letters and telegraphic despatches must be addressed New York ITraAT.n Letters and packages should be properly sealed. Rejected communications will not be re turned. LONDON OFFICE OF THE NEW YORK HERALD-NO. 46 FLEET STREET. PARIS OFFICE?AVENUE DE L'OPERA. Subscriptions and advertisements will be received and forwarded on the same terms as in New York. VOLUME XL NO. 285 AMUSEMENTS TO-NIGHT. BOOTH'S THEATRE, Twenty-third street and Sixth avenue.?English Opera? ERNANI, at S i*. M. Miss Clara Louise Eellugg. OLYMPIC THEATRE. No. 624 Broadway.?VARIETY, at 8 P. M ; closes at 10:45 F. M. PARK THEATRE, Broadway and Twenty-second street.?THE MIGHTY DOL LAlt, at 8 P. it. Mr. und Mrs. Florence. GILMORE'3 SUMMER GARDEN, late Barnum's Hippodrome.?GRAND POPULAR CON CERT, at ts P. M . closes at 11 P. M. METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, No. 128 West Fourteenth street.?Open from 10 A. M. to 5 P. M. TIYOLI THEATRE. Eighth street, near Third avenue.?VARIETY, at 8 P. M. FIFTH AVENUE THEATRE, Twenty-eighth street, near Broadway.?OCR BOYS, at 8 P. M. j closes at 10 :Jo P. M. COLONEL SINN'S PARK THEATRE, Brooklyn.?VARIETY, at 8 P. M.; closes at 10:45 P. M. BOWERY THEATRE, Bowery.?ON HAND, at 8 P. M. John Thompson. HOWE A CUBHING'S CIRCUS, Eighth avenue and Forty-ninth street.?Performances day and evening. DARLING S OPERA HOUSE. Twenty-third street and Sixth-avenue.?COTTON A REED'S NEW YORK MINSTRELS, at 8 P. M.; closes at 10 P. M. THEATRE COMIQUE. No. 514 Broadway.?VARIETY, ut S P. M.; closes at 10:45 P. M. WOOD S MUSEUM, Brnadwar, corner of Thirtieth street?MAZEPPA, nt S F. M.; closet at 10:45 P. M. Kate Fisher, ilatincu at 2 t. M. TONY PASTOR'S, Not. 585 and 587 Broadway.?VARIETY, at 8 P. M. LYCEUM THEATRE, Fourteenth street and Eighth avenue.?French Opera Bouffe?GIHUFLE-UIROFLA. at 8P M. 8TEINWAY HALL. ?ourteenth street ?ANNUAL CONCERT OF SCHOLARS, rofessor E. Walter Kleist. THIRD AVENUE THEATRE, Third avenne, between Thirtieth and Thirty-first streets.? VARIETY, at 8 P. M. GERMANIA THEATRE. Fourteenth street, near Irving place.?EHRLICIIE AR BEIT, at 8 P. M. WALLACE'S THEATRE, Bread wiy and Thirteenth street.?THE OVERLAND K< lUTE. at 8 P M.; closes at 10:45 P. M. Mr. John Gilbert, Miss Ada Dyaa. PARISIAN VARIETIES. Sixteenth street aud Broadway.?VARIETY, at 8 P. M. SAN FRANCISCO MINSTRELS, New Opera House, Broadway, corner of Twenty-ninth street, at 8 P. M. AMERICAN INSTITUTE, Third avenne and Sixty-third street.?Day and evening. TRIPLE SHEET. NEW YORK, TUESDAY. OCTOBER 12. 1875. The Herald bt Fast Mail Trains.?News dealers and the public throughout the States of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, as well as in the West, the Pacific Coast, the North and Southwest, also along the lines of the Hud son River, New York Central and Pennsylvania Central Railroads and their cc/nnectums, will be supplied vcilh The Herald, free of postage. Extraordinary inducements offered to newsdealers by sending their orders direct to this office. From our reports this rru>rning the probabOiUes are that the weather to-day will be cooler and cloudy, with occasional ruin. Wall Street Yesterday.?Stocks rallied temporarily on the strength of Ohio advices. Gold opened at 11G 1-2 and closed at 11G 5-8. Bag money was worth 85.75. Money stiffened to four per cent, but ended at two and a half and three. The Trince of Walls sturted last night on his voyage to India, and his Princess accom panied him as far as Calais, where the last fond adieus will be said this morning. Bon voyage to H. It. H. John Kelly Does Not Regard"'Recorder Hackett as a fit nominee for Tammany. Yet Recorder Hackett has sentenced murderers V> be hanged, for whoso shaving and execu ?ion ex-Sheriff Kelly charged exorbitantly feigh, and, it is alleged, illegal fees ! An Iron English Steamer, the Biscny, has been wrecked off Jutland and eleven persons .were drowned. The vessel was on her home ward journey from Cronstadt. John Kelly takes Exceptions to Recorder >Hackett'? votes in the Board of Supervisors. But Kelly's exorbitant bills as Sheriff were audited by the Board of Supervisors under the influence of the late James Watson, and Kelly then had a high opinion of that body. They Have Been Bcrning down a great hotel in Berlin?the "Kaiscrhof"?at a loss of a million dollars. Big fires are not con fined to Chicago and Boston. "The Officers Who Escort and guard prisoners to and from the City Prison and who guard them in Court, and who to some extent control process, ought not to be mere politicians, but snch reliable men as the judges select."?Recorder Hackett on Kelly's proposition to partition the court offices among the ward politicians. Tot Gratcttino News comes through a special to an English jonrnal that Servia and Turkey have mutually agreed to withdraw their troops from the frontier. This looks favorable to peace and to the bulls in Turk ish stocks. Tile Tammany Nomination*. A person curious to mark the freaks of politics and observe contradictions between theory and practice would find his taste for oddities gratified by the democratic party of this State and this city. It is of the very essence of democracy that political power is lodged in the whole body of citizens and that all are entitled to a voice in public af fairs. Nothing is so repugnant to the spirit of democratic institutions as a one-mun power or political dictatorship. But the Democratic State Convention was controlled by Governor Tilden, and the Tammany Con vention yesterday submitted to the dictator ship of Mr. John Kelly. While the coun try at large is protesting against Ca-sarism we are regaled with two miniature Ciesars in the democratic party of New York?one in the State, the other in the city. Rome, thou hus lost the breed of noble bloods. When went there by an age. since the great tlood, But it was famed with more than one man t When could thev say, till now, that talked ol Rome, That her wido walls encompassed but one mull? Now it is Rome indeed, and room enough, When there is in it but one only man. There may be an enlightened as well as a stupid Cmsarism ; the first was exemplified in Governor Tilden's exercise of the one-man power at Syracuse, the second by Mr. John Kelly in Tammany Hall yesterday. A politi cal Caesar may be a very good democrat at bottom, and when he holds his dictator j ship by so frail a tenure as popular approval J he can maintain it only by ordering such things as the good sense of the people is likely to indorse. This is what Governor Tilden had the sagacity to do at Syracuse; but Mr. John Kelly 1ms aped the dictatorship without the same rectifying sa gacity. Unlike Governor Tilden, Mr. Kelly has depended on the mere force of party spirit, assuming that if he could force the nomination of his own candidates party feel- 1 ing would suffice to elect them in a city ! where the democratic party is so strong. He has acted on the assumption that a regular 1 nomination is equivalent to an election, 1 whereas Governor Tilden was careful to make up a State ticket which deserves elec- ! tion on its merits, knowing that party spirit can act with unimpaired force only when the party has good reason to be satisfied with its j candidates. Mr. Kelly has sapped the foun dations of his dictatorship by his failure to imitate Governor Tilden's prudence and re- j inforoe party feeling with public approval. The capital mistake made by Mr. Kelly is his attempt to deprive the city of the services of so upright, tried and popular a magistrate as Recorder Hackett, and to replace him with a subservient judicial tool. This inex- I cusable blunder is likely to cost Mr. Kelly > his dictatorship. Party spirit and party dis cipline are strong, but public opinion is : stronger, as Mr. Kelly's predecessors in j Tammany leartied to their cost. Moreover, he has hosts of enemies in Tammany itself, j who are impatient of his dictatorial manner and undemocratic arrogance, and only await a favoring occasion to break and throw off his yoke. His attempt to fling out and crush an upright democratic Judge like Recorder Hackett supplies the occasion which his democratic enemies have longed and waited for. It enables them to appeal to public opinion against him with a reasonable assur ance that public opinion will be on their side. He has put it in their power to accuse him of pursuing the worst tactics of the old Tammany Ring, which foisted its creatnres on the Bench as a means of self-protection. Mr. Kelly's enemies in his own political household will be glad to avail themselves of such an opportunity. They will rejoice that he has outraged the public sentiment of the best classes of this great community, be cause they have only awaited an oc casion when public sentiment would sup port them to strike down the one-man power and abolish Csesarism in the city democracy. Recorder Ilackett possesses the confidence of our citizens in a degree not often reached by occupants of the Bench. In the whole period during which he has presided in our most important criminal Court his name has not been mentioned but in terms implying warm approbation. Ho is one of the most popular judges that ever sat on the llunch which he occupies and adorns. Mr. Kelly's attempt to drho so es teemed a magistrate into the obscurity of pri vate life will not be indorsed by our citizens, as Mr. Kelly will learn in duo time. Mr. Kelly's eut-and-dried nominations went smoothly through, and there was no necessity for his abusive tirade against Re corder Haekett, except as a means of justify ing the action of the Convention to the pub lic. It was felt that the rejection of so up right, independent and esteemed a magis trate required a defence, and on this point Mr.? Kelly had a correct appreciation of pub lic sentino nt. no knows that Recorder Haekett has "won golden opinions," and felt constrained to offer an apology for sub stituting one of his favorites for so admirable and approved a Judge. This invective speech was not needed to influence his obedient Convention, but he felt that it was needed to justify an inde fensible act to the public. Mr. Kelly has given a new verification of the trite French proverb, " s'oocuM" -that is to say, a man who makos explanations confesses that public opinion condemns him. Mr. Kelly is certainly correct in thinking that his rejection of Recorder Haekett stands in great need of a defence. His trump< d-up charges amount to nothing. He is compelled to admit that the foremost of them Re corder Hackett's claim for services as Assistant Corporation Counsel -was valid in law, and Mr. Kelly's own claim for services as Sheriff should have made him blush when he presented such an accusation. It has been reserve d for Mr. John Kelly, at this late day, to dis cover that Recorder Haekett is on unfit man for the Bench, and even he would not have made the discovery if he had not a personal favorite to whom he had promised the place. If the Convention had been freely chosen and not packed by Mr. Kelly, and had been left to act on its own judgment, it would never have thought of any other candidate than Recorder Haekett. Mr. Kelly speaks disparagingly of the city press, bat the press has been only a faithful reflec tion of public sentiment Is it not wonderful that nobody but Mr. Kelly has ever found out that Recorder Haekett is not a good Jndge ? Even Mr. Kelly did not moke the discovery until he found a cronv wanted the place. He knows in advance that public opinion will condemn him, and this is the only reason for his bitter speech. The neces sity for his almsive harangue was not any fear that his packed and servile Convention would fail to nominate his candidate, but a well founded apprehension that the public opini n of the city will condemn this abuse ot his dictatorial authority. Recorder Hackett will be re-elected is spite of Mr. Kelly, who is in danger of having the whole Tamilian) slate broken by this exhibition of arrogance and injustice. He has furnished the opportunity which his democratic enemies covet to break his ascendancy. Mr. Smythe will meet the same fate which attended Mr. James Hayes last year and furnish a new demonstration that a Tamuiuny nomination is not equiva lent to an election when public feeling is aroused in favor of a different candidate. It would be idle to comment on the other machine nominations which were run through yesterday, for although some of them may be respectable they are merely John Kelly's nominations, and the people of the city will not think well of his selections after his attempt to drive an upright and admired democratic Judge from the Bench. If the opposition to Tammany combines and so lects a really good ticket, including Re corder Hackett, Mr. Kelly's ticket will be beaten, as it richly deserves to be, consider ing the animus of its inventor. "Possibly I May Hebf.aftkb invite politi cal animosity by this determination; yet, while privately my sympathies are most ar dent in their democratic tendencies, I should be recreant to my judicial independence and sense of duty if I answered otherwise than I have now done."?From Recorder Hackett's letter refusing to fill the court offices with Tammany politicians. Mr, Stanley's Second Letter. Mr. Stanley's second letter, which we print this morning, will be read with even more pleasure than was afforded by the story of his march to the Victoria Niyanza, which we published yesterday. It is in this epistle that we have the account of the valuable dis coveries he has already made, and it will be j seen that it gives much ground to hope ; for more important results than have yet been obtained. The search after the sources of the Nile is as great an undertak ing in the nineteenth century as was the dis covery of America in the fifteenth, and the problem at last seems in a fair way of com plete and satisfactory solution. Great priva tions were endured and terrible dangers, both from a treacherous foe and a treacherous climate, were met and overcome in reaching the real basis of the operations of the expe dition ; but it was to bo expected that Mr. Stanley would be compelled to confront all these before be could even begin to investi gate the sources of that mighty river whose fame is older than history itself, and the se cret of whose fountains is still locked up in the jungles of Equatorial Africa. Mr. Stan ley's second letter deals entirely with his exploration of the Victoria Niyanza and treats of the geography of the lake of the rivers which flow into it and the coun tries which surround it. From beginning to end it is replete with facts, and full as it is it is not so complete as our correspondent wished to make it, for even in the village of Kagehyi, in the district of Uchambi, and the country of Usukuma the mail sometimes closes before prolific letter writers are ready for it. Notwithstanding this was the caso the expedition was a complete success, and Mr. Stanley's descriptions are an invaluable contribution to our knowledge of the almost nnknown land and unfurrowed waters ho was sent to explore and describe. In spite of many obstacles from treachery and ex haustion, disease and death the beginning of his great work must be regarded as auspicious, and wc cannot doubt that ho will fulfil Liv ingstonc's unaccomplished mission to our sat isfaction and that of our ally in this expedition and of the scientific world. For the first time in the history of African explo ration the work is undertaken with adequate means for its accomplishment, and the Lady Alice will doubtless contribute her full share to the success of the work. We may expect, as the result of Mr. Stanley's investigations, the settlement of the long-vexed question of the Nile sources, apart from the scarcely less important contributions to our knowledgo of an interesting and almost unknown region. "If There Exists an office which more than any other one should be utterly di vorced from political considerations it is that of a clerk or deputy clerk of a criminal court. Even if disposed to throw open its books and records to a politician I could not do it, because the deputy clerk is not ap pointed by the judges of the Court of Gen eral Hussions."?Recorder llackett's reply to Tammany's attempt to seize on the patronage of his Court. Cardinal McCloskey Has Ordered in Rome a splendid marble altar for the new cathedral in this city. The cost of the altar will be forty thousand dollars. The Cardinal leaves Komo to-day on his homeward journey, and will visit Cardinal Manning in London and Cardinal Cullon in Ireland on the way. Many prayers will bo offered up for his safe return. "If There Exists an office which more than any other should be utterly divorced from political considerations it is that of a clerk or deputy clerk of a criminal court ? * * The officers who escort and guard prisoners to and from the City Prison and who guard them in Court, and to some extent ( control process, ought not to be mere politi cians. * * * The Legislature has wisely placed the selection of such officers in the exclusive jurisdiction of the judges of the Court * * * I cannot sanction your | proposition."?Recorder llackett's re\)\y. We Are Promised a committee of Italians 1 to represent the Italian gove?iment at the Centennial, and His Holiness the Pope is to Bend us two mosaics, representing Raphael's "Madonna" and Gentili's "8t ! Agnes." The committee and the mosaics will both be welcome. The Correspondence Hetwekn the Mayor and the Police Commissioners is published to-day. If it ends in the reorganization of the Board the public interests will be sub served* la Opera Poaalbl* In Nevr York 1?Mr. StrakoKb and Mile. Titiens. Whatever Mr. Max Strakosch writes upon the subject of Italian opera should be read with respectful attention, for he has certainly labored long and faithfully to pro mote its interests in New York. The letter we print from him to-day is that of an earnest man, who suffers from a real or fancied wrong, but who is candid enough to admit that he is not wronged by any inten tional injustice. Mr. Strakosch declares that "each man has some sort of right to choose his own busi ness and to conduct it in accordance with his means and prospocts all of which we most potently and poworfully believe. Upon this principle Mr. Strakosch holds that when ho engaged Mile. Titiens for concerts, and not for opera, in this city, he merely ex ercised a personal right. But when he inti mates, as he certainly does, notwithstanding his disclaimer, that it is not within the sphere of legitimate criticism to regret that this eminent singer appears in so limitod a k field, we are very much afraid that he abjures his own logic and denies to us the same right which ho so properly claims lor himself. It is his natural, legal and moral right to engage Mile. Titiens, or any one, for any worthy purpose which they may mutually agree to serve. But nothing that ho does as manager is exempt from the kind and candid criticism of the press. This point is too plain to need further ex planation. The question is not of the exist ence of Mr. Strakosch's abstract rights as a human being and a manager, but of the wisdom with which he has exercised them and the value of his enterprise to the public. Mr. Strakosch must permit us to differ with him altogether as to the basis of Mile. Titiens' reputation. We contend that her fame is not founded on her concert successes, that it has been only broadened by oratorios, and that it rests almost entirely on her triumphs in opera. Whon she appeared on the stage at the age of fifteen it was in opera, and for twenty-five years she has been great in the greatest roles of opera. If she has achieved in Europe a reputation in concert singing equal to that of her operatic performances, that reputa tion has not crossed the Atlantic. The American people know her only as a famous dramatic vocalist, and it is in that capacity above all that they desire to hear hor. This being the fact why should we seek to conceal it? Indeed, it could not be hidden, for who does not know that the Titiens who sings a few beautiful melodies in Steinway Hall is not the Titiens who, we are told, swept the stage in the pomp of tragedy anil poured from "the deep throat of sad Melpomene" Fidelio's constant love or Norma's passionate wrath ? When Mr. Strakosch says that he produces Mile. Titiens in concert because he would fail if he attempted to produce her in opera he takes a stronger stand. Here we approach the domain of the manager. The picture be draws of the failures of Italian opera in New York for the past quarter of a cen tury is a painful one indeed. Wo ad mit that his complaint is just, excepting so far as it reproaches the New York publio with giving indifferent support to opera. New York has done more for music, whon we consider how young it is in the art, than any other city in the world. Mnnagers havo been ruined in London as well as here, as Balfe was when he endoavored to establish a national English opera, and in Paris many an operatic season has only been saved by the pecuniary aid given by the French gov ernment. Our people love music and arc liberal in their support of it, and if Mr. Strakosch would assign the true reason of failure let him not blame the public, but the system which surrenders the best portion of the Academy of Music to the stockholders and thus deprives the public of hundreds of seats and the lessee of thousands of dollars, ret we concede tnat Mr. stra kosch may be correct in his statement of facts, even if wrong in his explanation of their causes. We would not urge him to under take enterprises in which he believes ho would fail. We simply regret that this should be the condition of affairs and that the most enterprising of our operatic man agers should declare opera to be impossible. In regard to the suggestion that a subscrip tion list for an operatic season should be opened in the Hebald office we can only acquit Mr. Strakosch of incredible innocence by complimonting him for unequalled irony. He argues his right to conduct his own business and then in vites us to manage it for him. We decline the honor, which it would be presumption to accept That is not the way to insure success. But we can and do promise that if Mr. Strakosch over soes his way clear to an operatic season, especially with Mile. Titi ens this winter, ho can depend upon our support to the fullest extent and that of the whole press and the entire musical public of New York. "Whatever May IIave Been the Political Sins of Former leaders in Tammany Hall, they have never increased them by even sug gestively interfering with the independence of the Court in which I have the honor to be a judge."?Recorder Ilacketl's rebuke of John Kelly. The Chinese Government has issued an edict enjoining the people to behave prop erly to foreigners. At the same time the im portant points of the English Minister's de mands have not yet been conceded, and no steps have been taken toward the punish ment of the Margary murderers. These facts are regarded as unfavorable to the pros pect of an ultimate settlement that will be satisfactory to England. ?'The Committee on Organization of Tam many Hall has assigned to our district one deputy clerk and one officer of your cOurt, suitable persons to bo recommended by the Tammany Hall committee of our district"? Tammany's mandate to Recorder Hackett. John Kelly Has Done his best to drive Recorder Hackett from tho Bench. But he has only rendered certain the Recorder's re-election. Recorder Hackett is now the people's candidate, and they will rebuke Kelly's malignity by roturning that upright Judge to tho Bench by ah overwhelming majority* Future Naval Tactic*. What with rams and eighty ton guns mat ters begin to look as though such expensive iron-clads as the French and British have been building for a dozen years past are out of date before they come into practical use. After the sinking of the Vanguard the other day there is no frmger the least doubt pf the effectiveness of a ram, and the naval com mander who is exposed to such an instru ment in actual war will think it his duty to keep out of its way. Two huge iron-clads, each armed with a ram, will probably when they sight each other turn about and run away as fast as they can. At least this would be the only sensible thin'g to do. The next naval war the world seos will bo probably controlled by speed. That bellig erent which can place on the ocean the greatest number of tho fleetest steamers will defeat its opponent, and it will do so in de fiance of lumbering iron-clads, no matter how heavy their plating, how formidable their rams or how big their guns. This class of ships may perhaps be used in future wars as floating battories, ad juncts for the defence of harbors ; useful if torpedoes and earthworks do not suffice. But for that purpose our monitors are much cheaper and more practical than tho War riors and Sovereigns. As to war on tho broad ocean, it will be conducted by clip pers, whose aim will be to keep out of the way of tho heavy guns and cripple the enemy's commerce. Thus there will be op portunity for men of the character of Farra gut and Lord Dundonald ; and the element of mero brute defence and impenetrability, which threatened to make a blacksmith the most important person in a fleet, will be eliminated. In the combats of the Middle Ages the knight, panoplied in armor, rode in perfect safety at his enemy's men-at-arms. But if his horse was killed under liim he lay helpless, and had to be cracked open with a sledgehammer by his captors in order to give him a chance to breathe. He was simply a big bully ; and one of these huge iron-olads is nothing more. The clippers will carry the day over them, for they can run away from them, and they do not cost so much. "The Legislature Has Wisely placed the selection of officers for the Court of General Sessions in the exclusive direction of the judges of that Court," says Recorder Hackett in response to Tammany's insolent demand to be allowed to seize upon and distribute those offices, "and hence I cannot sanction your proposition." In revenge for the con tumacy John Kelly attempts to drive Re corder Hackett from the Bench. Rapid Transit.?The articles of associa tion of tho Manhattan Rapid Transit Com pany are to be submitted to the Commission ers next Monday. Tho company is to be limited to the time designated for the com pletion of tho road undor penalty of the for feiture of their franchise. The road is to bo built on Third avenue if possible, and there certainly can be nothing to prevent it under the law. Canvassers are to start at once to obtain the consent of property owners ; but if this consent should be re fused the courts can order the work should it be found to be required in tho public interests. There can be no doubt that Third avenue is tho most propor and would probably be the only successful route, and the undisguised attempt of tho Third avenue horse car company to defeat rapid transit should only confirm the commission and the people in the determination to build the road on that route. The next Legislature will soon be in session, and care should bo taken that its members are friendly to rapid transit and prepared to punish any attempt on the part of tho street railroad linos to de feat it by undue means. John Kelly's Sincerity is Bhown in the fact that he objects to John K. Hackett for Recorder on tho ground that he quashed an indictment against Sweeny, and nominates for Recorder Frederick Smythe, Sweeny's present attorney and the counsel who moved to quash the indictment. The Pandora on IIeb Way.?The Herald's special cable despatch from London brings the gratifying intelligence that the Pandora has been heard from, and that all is going on well on board. Letters from Captain Allen Young and another officer of the vessel bear date August 6 and 9; the former dated at Disco, where the Pandora coaled, and the latter at Waygart Straits. The crew wero all working well, the disci pline was admirable, and the commandor endearing himself to all by his kindness and efficiency. Some icebergs had been encoun tered, but the Pandora had fortunately escaped injury. It is to be hoped that the voyage thus propitiously commenced may have a happy termination. Ex-Mayob ILall, in a letter which we publish to-day, declares that John Kelly's animosity to Recorder Hackctt had its birth thirteen years ago, when the Recorder, as Assistunt Corporation Counsel, opposod the payment of Kelly's claim for twenty thousand dollars for serving process on liquor dealers under the Excise law. Kolly then sworo "never to forget or forgive" the Recorder, and ho has kept his word. The Code in Paris.?Two young Ameri cans have made themselves ridiculous in Paris by fighting a duel with swords. The cable reports that the cause was "an old family vendetta," but how many livos havo been sacrificed in this vendetta cablo history fails to record. Tho blood shed on the pres ent occasion was, fortunatoly, only from ono of tho combatant's arms. This was conduct ing tho duel on tho most approved Parisian models. Tns Staten Island Ferry War.?Tho drift of popular feeling in regard to tho Jacobus Vanderbilt and Blunt war on tho independent Staten Island ferry lino may bo gathered from the fact that tho monopoly boats run with a diminished number of pas sengers, while tho Garner l>oata make nearly every trip with a full load, and the daily receipts at the reduced faro of five cents are heavy. Tho attempt to forestall the decision of tho courts by violence is more severely con demned as the facts and tho incentives to tho lawless act are bettor understood. It is now proposed by some to take the matter to tho Grand Jury room, with tho object of procur inu indictments against the parties impli cated for a conspiracy to destroy private property. As the People's Candidate Becorder Hackett will be more certain of re-election than he would have been as the candidate of John Kelly. The Importunes or the Signal Service VV eat hey sfapi. The observations being taken by the Sig nal Suffice Bureau staff simultaneously over the United States, and telegraphed at regular intervals during each day to each station as well as to the central offico at Washington, enables the Chief Signal Officer and the local observers to publish every day a chart of the weather over the entire country. This chart gives the temperature, barometrical pres sure, degree of cloudiness and the velocity and direction of the wind at each station, from which data "the probabilities" for tho ensuing twenty-four hours are carefully de duced and given to the press. The system is so near perfection that we are daily ap prised of the slightest changes in the atmos pheric conditions at tho most distant points, and can tell with certainty whether winter overcoats are in order in Chicago, Arctic rubbers in Toronto or umbrellas at Mobile. The agricultural interests of the entire coun try are immensely benefited by the timely information afforded by tho weather maps. Farmers are enabled to regulate their operations so as to avoid interruption from freaks of tho weather, or make timely prep aration for coming rain storms or severe frosts. The safe navigation of tho lakes and the Gulf of Mexico is facilitated by tho cau tionary signals which are hoisted at tho sev eral ports of departure, sometimes days in advance of the threatened gale; but intelli gent shipmasters, by studying the daily weather charts, can form a very accurate opinion as to probable changes. Wo have examined the systems adopted by European nations for their signal service, but none can compare with ours in the matter of accuracy and perfection of detail. Tho attention of Congress should be drawn, however, to the miserable pay allowed to a class of most in telligent anil deserving public servants. We refer to the observer sergeants of the Signal Service. Men who are qualified to discharge the onerous duties imposed upon these offi cials aro certainly worthy of better pay and more consideration generally than a dock laborer or an indifferent mechanic can easily earn. The safety of millions' worth of prop erty depends on the vigilance and good con duct of the sergeants of the Signal Service, and wo hope that proper provision will be made for them by the next Congress. "The Col'Iit Has Undeh It many officers of ten years' experience. They are reliable, unbribable and discreet If tho notions you foreshadow should he acquiesced in by the criminal judges, inasmuch as the composi tion of political committees often changes, so might the composition of court officers, and thereby confusion at least be occasioned. I cannot sanction your proposition."?I?e crjrder Hackett'a reasons for refusing to allow > John Kelly to pack the crimi)ial courts with his political adherents. The Evidence Against Dolan accumu lates, and it seems now almost certain that the murderer of Mr. Noe will be speedily brought to justice. PERSONAL INTELLIGENCE. Mrs. Grant's face Is sold to have "beautiful mother hood" In It. Tho President read his Des Moines speech with spectacles on. Ex-Governor William Roach Lawrence, of Rhode Island, is staying at the Brovoort House. Tho Hon, Mr. Huntington has been sworn In as Postmaster General of Canada, vico Founder. Mr. Arndddo Van den Nest, Secretary of tho Belgian Legation at Washington, is at tho Albemarle Hotel Bets are made In London that the Prince of Wales will bo assassinated before his visit to India is finished. Rev. Joshua Knowles, editor of the Greencsboro (N. C.) Home Journal, wus a printer aa long ago as 1828. Mr. Jackson, a Colorado banker, has a gentle side to his pecuniary souL He will wed Mrs. Helen Hunt, the poetess. Ex-Senator Wade finds tho only cause for our pres. ent evils, moral, material and spiritual, in the want of a high protective tarlfT. The widow and daughter of Stonewall Jackson will be the guests of Richmond on the occasion of tho unveiling of tho statue of Jackson on tho 26th Inst. Tho consolidation of tho republican and independent parlies in Oregon will, It Is reported, Insure the suc cess of tho republican nominee for Congresa It seems now that I'lnney, tho defaulter In the Naval Ofllco at San Francisco, was appointed on the recom mendation of General La Grungo and Senator Cole. One by one ex-Con federate warriors becomo insurance agents. General Joseph E. Johnston bis taken tho Georgia agency for a prominent company of Now York. The Cincinnati Commercial believes that the issue in Ohio is, that if inflation succeeds, Irredeemable paper will be expended for railway and canal subsidy schemes. Fish diet is said, after all, not to make brain, but to make a fishy sort of people. So that Boston, which was trying to be intellectual, duds it has made a mis take in eating shrimps. Jim Fisk's father is lecturing on temperance. It used to bo a custom with tbe old gentleman when his son was alive to ask pcoplo whether they thought his son would be killed that day or not Colonol Frod. Grant was called upon at Des Moines for a speech and ho said:?"lam sorry not to be ablo to make you a speech, but as ralhor has made a speech to-night, I have hopes of doing so some time.'/ James T. Gardner, Chief Geographer of tho "United states Geological and Geographical Survey of tho Terri tories," and staff left this city yesterday morning fbr Washington, D. C., to establish hcadquartors there dur ng the wintor. In Portugal a young man courts his lady by standing silently in front of bor window, whilo she looks down approvingly upon him Ono faithful man romaincd be fore a lady's window for thirty-four years. She was a nun, and her window was In a cell. General Sheridan and party returned to Sun Fran cisco, on Sunday evening, from a trip to tho Goysors. lie is quartorcd at tho Palaco Hotel. On Thursday, tho day fixed for tho opening of that hotel, tho merchants will give tho General a banquet and ball. Bomowhore about tho 17th of this month a number of distinguished gentlemen, of national reputation, in cluding Hon. George II. Pendleton, Hon. Thomas F. Bayard, Oonoral Hawlcy, Governor Hendricks and, perhaps, Souator Thurman, will pass through Atlanta, on their way to the Bute Fair at Macon. Again the tattling Vassar girl is telllrfg tales out of school After tho recent exposure of "smashing," which means that a masculine girl Is petted, treated and coddled by tho more womanish, wo have now the story that tho girls have midnight frolics, euchre play ing, moonlight sled rides, runaway tramps over the country and private theatricals, at which, saya the tattler, "with the aid of faiso mustaches, whiskers, burned cork, wigs, Ac., wo aro enabled to got up very respectable men." The report tbat King Kalnkaua was very III when the Australian sleamor loft Honolulu Is positively contra dicted by Mr. Whitney, publisher of tho Honolulu da trite, whoarrlvod on the same steamer. Mr. Whitney called upon His Majesty on the night of his departure for the purpose of leave ta'.lng, and found Hie King is the anjoymont of excellent health and spirits, with iht exception of a slight oo, J.