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NEW YORK HERALD
BROADWAY AND ANN STREET.
JAMES GORDON BENNETT.
PROPRIETOR.
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VOLUME XL1 NO. 28
"amusements to-night.
ROW Eft v THEATRE.
UNCLE TOM S CAHI^atSPJd. Mre. G. C Howard.
PARISIAN VARIETIES.
VARIETY, at a p. m.
SAN FRANCISCO MINSTRELS, at 8 P. M
wood's" museum.
DONALD McKAY. at b P.M. Oliver Doud iiyrou. Matinoe
at 1 P M.
OLOBE 'illEATRE.
VARIETY, at S P. M.
BOOTH'S TIIRVTRE.
JULIUS CJE8AR, alhP. M Mr. Lawrence Barrett.
THEATRE COM 1 QUE.
VARIETY at 8 P. M.
GERMANIA THEATRE.
NEMESIS, at 3 P. M.
THIRD avenue THEATRE.
VARIETY, at S P. M.
WALLACE'S THEATRE
MARRIED IN HASTE, at S P M. Mr. latter Wallack.
ACADEMY OK MUSIC,
NORMA, at S P. M. Mile. Tttlene
TIVOLI THEATRE.
VARIETY, ot 8 r. M.
COLOSSEUM,
r AN OSAMA, 1 to 4 P. M and 7.SO to 10 T. M.
EAGLE THEATRE.
VARIETY , at 8 P. M.
BROOKLYN THKATRE.
ROMANCE OK A POOR YOUNG MAN, at 8 P.M. Mr
nl Datable.
TONY PASTOR'S NKAV THEATRE.
VARIETY, at 8 P. M. Matins at 2 P. M
UNION SQUARE TUBATRP.
ROSE MICHEL, at 8 P. M.
OLYMPIC THEATRE.
VARIETY, at 8 P. M.
FIFTH AYENUE~THEATRE.
TIQCE, at 8 P. M. Panujr Davenport.
THIRTY FOlTtTII STRF.ET OPERA HOUSE.
VARIETY, at * P. M.
WITH SUPPLEMENT.
NEW Vims, FRm.tr. i.'.MMiV i1 1'Tf,
From our reports this morning th* probabilities
are t/uit the weather to-day will be slightly vounner
and partly cloudy.
The Herald by Fast Mail Trains.?Xewsdealers
and the public will be supplied with the
Daily, Weekly and Sunday Herald, free of
postage, by sending their orders direct to this
orfice.
Wall Street Yesterday.?The Granger
stocks were the feature, and an advance is
recorded in St. Paul and Northwest. Gold
was steady at 112 7-8 a 113. Money on call
loaned i\t 5 a 4 per cent. Government bonds
were very strong. Railway bonds were also
in active demand at higher prices.
The Gm Nuns Act was repealed unanimously
by the State Senate yesterday. It
coald not "come to time" after Morrissey's
"knockdown."
TheLonsdale Strike appears to be ended,
the men resolving to return to work on Monday.
They have lost three weeks wages and
have gained nothiDg.
The Fine Art of Bukolabt was exemplified
in the Northampton Bnnk robbery.
Twenty-five thousand dollars reward should
stimulate the police to match their skill
against these daring thieves.
The Bill defining the validity of certain
pro-emption and homestead entries of public
lands, where the titles appear to conflict
with railroad grants, was passed by the
United States Senate yesterday.
TnE House of Representatives discussed
the bill amending the law for sending obscene
matter through the mails. An animated debate
took place tending to show the loose
wording of the amendments, and the bill was
recommitted.
How rne Army Expenses can be reduced
without reducing the fighting force of the
arrny is examined in a Washington letter in
another jairt of the Herajj>. Jndicions
economy is one thiug, but simply chopping
oW so much of tbt> force to cut down so much
expense is an absurdity.
The Teace 1'art y in Austria aims vaguely
at European disarmament, if we may judge
from the movement to consider a reduction
of the imperial forces and to engage an international
congress to disenss the matter
further. It is too soon. The bayonets have
not yet drunk blood enough.
Bavaria has been warned from Berlin not
to exempt priests and ecclesiastical students
jTrom the conscription. A Capuchin friar in
full military uniform is among the luxuries
which the profane look forward to, and we
do not wonder that the 1*1 tramontanes are
looking for a compromise on the Falk laws.
The Red Spectre is the weujion of absolutism
in Germany and rcactionism in
France, whereby timid legislators are frightened
into placing fresh manacles upon free
thought and action. The majority in the
Reichstag, however, does not seem to have
been much terrified by Count von Eulenburg's
picture of the coming of "the Rod Republic
with Communism and Atheism," for
they rejected the amendments to the Criminal
Code which Frince Bismarck has framed.
Contradictory Reports from the theatre
of the Herzegovinian rebellion make it very
difficult to say how the victory is turning.
On Tuesday the insurgents report that they
defeated three thousand five hundred Turks,
and a Vienna despatch states that on
Wednesday the Turks swept the insurgents
before them. It might be possible to reconcile
these statements if we were certain tlicy
did not refer to the same engagement.
Whether the Mussnlmans were coming tc
the succor of Trebigne or were engaged in t
aortie therefrom is not plain from either ro.
port Another engagement, with a Turkisl
"victory, is reported, which may lie identical
with that in the Viennese despatch.
I,
nkw rcrra
1 RMr(k?i(?tloa of th* Rrpabllrtn Pnrtjr
in the South?W??ki for tit* ( inrinnttl
Ball*
We have in our moral and matronly fttato
of New York a statute which forbids the
i wearing ol masita, a statute wmch the Legislature
has recently had the kindly civility to
relax in favor of innocent gayety when the
managers of an entertainment can satisfy the
police authorities of their respectability and
procure trom them a dispensation suspending
the law in their favor for one designated
night. Our amiable and indulgent Legislature
resembles a virtuous mother whose
gentle nature can forbid her Children no
pleasant recreation so long as it is pnnmed
under such mild restraints as suffice to guard
its innocence.
Unfortunately, there is nothing corresjionding
to this motherly blending of strictness
and indulgence in any authority empowered
to watch over our national politics,
which are in the same condition as society
was in this metropolis before our good
maternal Legislature saw the necessity of
nassinu anv law as to the wearing of masks.
When yon are accented by faultless elegance
of silk, lace and kids of exquisite lit, with a
mask where nature intended a face learning
with innocence, you cannot know whether
you ought to reply with the respectful
courtesy due to a ludy or with the freezing
curtness due to t female whose sex is her
only title to exemption from ruder treatment.
Now, the wearing of masks in politics
is more objectionable than in a miscellaneous
ball of unacquainted people. Where
all wear masks all stand on the same footing
and each shares whatever advantage there
may be in concealment. But masking in
politics is like wearing masks in the public
streets, where rogues incognito can ply their
vocation with every facility for selecting
their known victims.
On the virtuous maxim that all is fair in
war, love and politics, we dare say political
masks might be ingeniously ^defended, but
we have some doubts as to tho moral beauty
of the maxim. As to that form of political
masks known as secret societies we have
for some time been pretty clear in our judgment
that they are not suited to our institutions.
We have accordingly done what we
could to tear the mask from Tammany Hall
and to lift it far enough from the new antiCatholic
secret order?whose existence came
to light by the publication of a purloined letter
addressed to Mr. Blaino?to give thecouutrva
glimpse of the face concealed behind it.
There is a new political mask in preparation
in the Southern States, made on a different
pattern and more ingeniously contrived to
look like a real face, which we must also
attempt to lift for the gratification of thecurious,
although wo take but a slight interest in
J the purpose for which it is worn.
I We have already aljuded more than once
to a new movement, whose headquarters are
in South Carolina, for reconstructing the
republican party in the Southern States and
putting it on a more honest basis. A truly
laudable aim if pursued in good faith ! Excepting
in Mississippi and one or two other
States we doubt whether it is practicable
even if attempted with perfect singleness of
motive. The republican party in the Southern
States is controlled by the federal officers,
and an attempt to take that control out
of their hands will prove futile so long as
they are favored by President Grant and
supported by his influence. Both he and
Senator Morton discountenance the new
movement aud hope to nip it in the bud
Against their joint opposition the utmost
success it could have would be to split
| the republican party of the South, already a
I minority, and this is probably all that is
aimed at by those who are pulling the wires
to promote it. Its ultimate object is to create
an organization which will send contesting
delegations to tho Republican National Convention.
and thereby nullify the influence of
the South at Cincinnati.
This is a pretty desperate game to play,
but it would be an adroit way of foiling General
Grant and Senator Morton if it could
succeed. If General Grant should be a candidate
be will start in the Convention with
the solid support of tho Southern delegations ;
if ho should not be a candidate Mr. Morton
is viiu if^uuu uvu m?|?arrm, *u tut? huiiju ailvanta
Other candidates, who must de'
pend wholly on Northern support, could
play a dexterous game if two gets of
( delegates should claim admission froiu
( each of the Southern States with a
sufficient color of regularity to present a
primafacie case for the contestants. The effect
would be to exclude the South from par'
tic pating in the organization of tho Convention.
The credentials of both sets of delegates
would be referred to a committee which
could not be appointed until after the temporary
organization. The temporary presiding
officer wonld be chosen by the Northern
delegates, and would appoint a committee on
credentials so composed as to reject the
Grant or Morton delegates from tho South
and admit their competitors in every case
where there may be the show of a pretext to
base such a decision upon. Sonthern influence
in the Convention being thus nullified
tho contest would be fought out between tho
Northern supporters of the rival candidates. I
We do not believe that this craftily masked
project can succeed ; but if it could succeed
it might strengthen tho waning chances of
Mr. Blaine. He has nothing to hope from
the Southern delegations if they should be
chosen by the republican party in tho South
as now organized. They would all bo for
Grant, or, in the event of his withdrawal,
for Morj on. Before this masked scheme for
splitting the republican party in the South
and getting up confuting delegations had
? i l.J 11. t)1.UA . 1 A.
neen lliveuu'ii axr. xxiuiui- 111.tnt: it ucMjirntvt'
bid for Southern support by raking up the
horrors of Andersonville and crucifying the
political skeleton of poor old Jefferson Davis.
The uiost he could have expected to accomplish
by that escapade was to furnish his
supporters at Cincinnati with a reply to the
Southern delegutes when they objected to
his well known hostility to the Civil
Itights bill of last winter. As for
any actjve support from the South,
Mr. Blaine was not credulous enough
? to expect it before the masked strategem v%s
k devised for getting up contesting delega.
tions from that section. The actual vote of
i the South in the Presidential election is of
I no conM [nonce to the Cincinnati nominee,
I whoever he mnv be. The Southern electoral
: HERALD, FRIDAY, JAP
votes will be given to tbe democratic candidate.
But although the Southern delegations
to Cincinnati will represent no electoral
votes, they will be just as efficient in
the Convention as if they conld contribute
to the election of the candidate whose nomination
they may control.
Of course it is for the interest of Mr.
Blaine and his supporters to strip the
Southern delegates of their influence and
give them back seats. But unless they are
shut out of the Convention by the success
of contesting delegates there is no obvious
WAV hi ilanri vn ilmni nf Vi ft infill.
ence to which they are entitled by
their numbers. It is quite true, indeed,
that our national political conventions
are inequitably and absurdly constituted.
There is no fairness in permitting
the States in which the party is in a minority
to turn the scale in favor of a candidate
whom their constituents can do nothing to
elect In this respect the old exploded Congressional
caucuses of fifty years ago were
more equitably constituted than the national
conventions which have succeeded them.
Each member of Congress who participated in
a caucus for nominating a Presidential candidate
had a constituency of his own party
behind him, his credentials consisting in
the fact of his election. The nominations
were made by men who represented votes j
but those caucuses were nevertheless such
I hotbeds of intrigue that they sunk under
public odium and were abolished. But, unfair
as the system is which succeeded them,
the delegates who represent no electoral vote
cannot have their influence curtailed so long
as the system lasts. All the delegates to a
national convention stand on an equal footing
and have precisely the same rights,
j There is no way of making the republican
delegates from the South take back seats at
Cincinnati after tbey are once admitted to
the Convention. A hundred delegates from
the South will be just as fully entitled to
their preference and have the same right to
urge it as any hundred delegates from States
in which the republicans are a majority.
This is the common law of such conventions,
which Mr. Blaine and his friends will be
?* r- . ,.r
compelled to accept, however little they may
like it. Their only ckanc6 of nullifying the
Southern vote at Cincinnati lies in the success
of their masked project for creating a
new republican organization in the South to
serve as a mill for grinding out contesting
delegations. We doubt if even the most consummate
political dexterity can make such a
project succeed against the official patronage
of Oonoral Grant, the shrewd activity and
vigor of Senator Morton and the rooted influence
of both among the Southern republicans.
lion, Hobrrt C, Srliruck.
Tlio Associated Press despatch from Loudon,
stating that the Daily Mews has information
that writs havo been served on General
Schenck, the American Minister, and other
persons prominently connected with the
Emma Mine Company, is too vague and
blind to convey any precise information.
It can hardly mean that General Schenck
has been summoned as a witness to testify
in the case, because a writ is
not the form of proceeding which
is adopted in summoning witnesses.
Moreover, the other persons included in the
writ stand in the relation of parties or defendants,
and a writ issued against Albert
Grant and including General Schenck must
regard him as a party and not as a witness.
He is of course protected by his diplomatic
privilego if he chooses to
avail himself of it; but he could
hardly afford to do this, since it would
imply that he has no good defence, and dares
not go into Court and confront the accusation.
It is to be presumed that he will
waive his diplomatic privilege, and trust that
the same explanations which satisfied President
Grant, Secretary Fish and Mr. Reverdy
Johnson will suffice to clear his honor in an
English court of justice.
Let us hope that this is not too confident
an estimate. Indiscreet Mr. Schenck has
undoubtedly been, but his countrymen
should be slow to believe that he has been
dishonest. That he was a conscious instrument
of deception and fraud is incredible.
He was no doubt convinced by the
schemers who made a tool of him that the
Emma Mine was the rich bonanza which
they represented it to be. It is charitable,
nay, it is just, to assumo that he is a victim
to be pitied, and not a criminal to bo pun- |
ished. He was inexcusably, fearfully indis- j
croet, and his example should servo as a I
warning to persons in publio stations. But j
that he was a knowing accomplice in a gigantic
swindle cannot be credited without at the (
same time inculpating the President and j
Secretary Fish, who have no known reason
ior snieiuiug vitsuerai oturuck uuium vuey
think him innocent, and too deep a stake in
the honor of the government to retain him
in office if guilty. We therefore trust that
it is safe and wise for Mr. Schenck to waive
his diplomatic privilege and meet his accusers
with the confident air of an honest
though credulous man.
Hklp fob Boston.?Evidently another fast
mail train is wanted?for the encouragement
and enlightenment of the cities of the East.
In another column a communication signed
Header" details the grievances of the intelligent
people of Boston with regard to the
newspapers of this city for which they
hanker. These papers arrive at half-past
fonr to five P. M. at the Boston Post Office,
and lie in the merchants' downtown boxes
till next morning. .Some improvements in
the administration of the Boston Post Office
would therefore give them a partial remedy.
But a fast mail train in that direction?
hitherto unexplored by this great agent of
modern civilization?is the real requirement.
Boston should have the New York papers by
ten A. M. every day, or at the latest minute
by noon. Leaving this city at four A. M.
the train would reach Springfield, Mass., at
seven, and there connect with the quarter
past seven trnin from Boston. All New Eng
land could have the papers before night,
greatly to the advantage of the people ; for
there is not a first rate newspaper printed
between the Iiarlem llivcr and the Bank*
' of Newfoundland.
Guatemala and San Salvador are reported
, to be on the brink of war. Perhaps a good
, earthquake would brina them to their soiuea.
"JTTARY 28. 1876.?WITH S
Peaa^wli* Economy.
The democratic party in the House of
Representatives is, perhaps, excusable for
showing a little awkwardness in beginning
to economize. The leaders of the party
elsewhere?in this city, for instance, under
the rule of Mr. Tweed?have not accustomed
it to be sparing of the public money, and it
is only charitable to lay the bungling beginning
at Washington to this cause. Being
beginners on a road untrodden for several
years by either party the democrats may
not be ungrateful for a little advice ;
and here we give it To cut down the moderate
salaries of our consnls abroad is poor and
penny-wise economy. Our foreign service
t costs very little; the State Department has
never been extravugantly managed. It may
be well to abolish some useless foreign missions,
but the House, if it is wise, will ia
crease the salaries of consuls general in
South American States and require of them
valuable trade returns and statistics which
will help our merchants to re-establish a
foreign trade which has too long languished.
To cut down the salaries of West Point
professors and of the scholars there is also a
trivial economy, sure to be made at the expenso
of the public good. The total saving
will be very small, and if the military school
is to be kept up at all it ought to be fairly
dealt with.
Let the retrenchment committees look elsewhere.
For instance, they can safely cat off
at least six millions of the navy estimates.
We do not need a formidable navy, because
we ought not to go to war with anybody and
nobody wants to make war on us. The
entirely needless expenditure of the Ifyvy
Department during the Virginius excitement?not
less than six millions flung away
for nothing?would support West roint
a dozen years ; it would build a
railroad half way from the Texas
border to the City of Mexico ; it is more
'than equal to the foundations of Yale and
Harvard, the two' great universities of the
country. Nobody is going to attack us, and
we need not waste money a great naval
establishment. Then, again, why not sell
some of the navy yards?the one at Boston
for instance, and even that at Brooklyn ?
They are of no use, and are oonstant sources
of corruption and expense. The yard at
Boston is frozen up every winter anyhow,
and that at Portsmouth, always free of ice
and far more economical to keep, is quite
sufficient for the Eastern border.
Again, there is the army, with its barracks
and its allowances and its various leaks
under the present management* Millions
can be saved by judicious retrenchment of
War Department expenses. This place needs
a thorough investigation, and the committee,
if it is industrious, will be amazed to see
how much waste it will uncover and how
much money it can save. In the expressivo
language of Colonel Sellers, "There's millions
j in it." Let them examine, for instance, the
expensive and useless fortifications, on
many of which from a hundred to two hundred
and fifty thousand dollars are flung
away in massive masonry every year, when
it is the universal conclusion of engineers
that sand or earth batteries, cheaply thrown
up whenever they are needed, are better defences
than the most costly stone walls. We
have fallen too readily into the European
fashion of extravagant and constantly increasing
armaments. But nobody is going
to attack us ; wo have no ambitious neighbors,
and we do not mean to rob any one
else.
Again, let the democrats take a good look
at the Post Office Department. They can
save millions there by judicious laws and
regulations, without increasing the rates of
postage. They need only reform old abnses
in the contract system, turn the express
matter out of the mails and make judicious
r in j :ii
rtJilJniJN UI Uiuri MUUSt iUiU UillllUUA M1U
fall into their lap.
Here are the trne fields for economy, and
we advise the democrats to turn their attention
to them at once and leave off the petty
business about which they are now wasting
time and getting nobody's thanks.
Canal Auditor Schuyler.
Governor Tilden will perpetrate a great
blunder if, as his friends give out, he decides
that he will not send another name to
the Senate, now that it has rejected his nomination
of Mr. Schuyler to the office of Canal
Auditor. He could justify himself only by a
quibbling technicality which violates the
whole spirit of the law. It is the plain intent
of the statute that the person holding
the office of Canal Auditor shall be the
joint appointee of the Governor and
Senate, the Governor being authorized to fill
vacancies only during the interval between
the happening of.the vacancy and the meeting
of the Senate. That Mr. Schuyler is not
entitled to hold over by his appointment to
fill a vacancy is acknowledged by the Gov;
ir :? 4b. r 1 Ll. : 1:
crnor nimseti an iue uict <>i um Iiuuiiuuu^
him to the Senate. It is his clear duty to
proceed as ho would in the cose of on original
appointment, and send in a second name
when his first choice is rejected.
The technicalities on which a refusal to do
so is attempted to be justified will not bear a
moment's examination. The Governor's supporters
quote this section of the constitution
"When the duration of any office is not
provided for by this constitution it may be
declared by law, and if not so declared such
office shall be held during the pleasure of
the authority making such appointment."
The last clause of this section, which is the
one relied on, is utterly irrelevant, because
the term of office of the Canal Auditor is
declared by law, which preclude* him from
holding "during the pleasuro of the appointing
power."
There is a statute which gives a more
plausible color for the non-action of the Governor,
but it is merely specious, and will fade
as soon as it is looked at In the act creating
the office its duration is declared to be three
years "and until his successor shall in like
manner have been appointed." The plain
' purpose of this provision is to bridge over
the interval between the 1st of January and
the confirmation by the Senate of an appointed
successor. If Auditor Thayer had
ot been suspended and hia term had expired
on the 1st of January the Governor
would havo had precisely theaame right, and
no more right, to keep him in office by refusing
to send another name after the Senato
had rejected his first nomination that he has
\ to pursue tue same tactics in lavor 01 ?*ir.
J, JLiWlwiEM^ .-*< #
OTPLEMENT.
I Schuyler. He will damage himself If he
J carries oat such a purpose.
He cannot .succeed in such a policy if he
attempts it, for the statute relating to filling
vacancies in office enables the Legislature to
take the whole matter out of his hands. The
following provision of the act of 1K49 gives
.the Legislature a perfect remedy:?"Any
person appointed by the Governor (except
State Prison Inspector) may be removed from
such office by concurrent resolution of both
houses of the Legislature. On such removal
both houses shall forthwith, by joint ballot,
appoint a person to the office made vacant
iherebv." Governor Tilden cunnnt liv anv
technical quibble, parry the force of this
plain statute.
Hapld Transit and tike Horse Car*.
It has been asked by a querulous correspondent
if the Hebcld had abandoned
rapid transit to advocate reform on the horse
railroads. To this we answer that the two
things are parts of a whole, for which, in the
interest of the community, we shall not
cease to strive until both are accomplished.
We have never relaxed
our efforts on behalf of providing
steam transit for New York, but our correspondent
must remember that local travel
which will not call for steam communication
will remain to be supplied, and the grasping
corporations in whom are vested the tranchises
for supplying the accommodation ,
therefor show no sign of honestly meeting
the public want. If it is fqafad that travel
falls off on any of the Up?hc car lines, owing
to the superior attractions of the steam railroads,
we shall see the companies draw in
the number of cars until the crowding
-* * !*?>.?-*" 7 T - ,
~ hs bad as at present, unless a law is passed
compelling them now and hencelorth to give t
a seat for a fare. The companies have slid '
away from many of the provisions of their j
charters, until those only remain in force ;
which compel a passenger to pay his fare for j
half an hour or an hour's suffocation and
crushing with the alternative of being left on
the sidewalk. The companies have pitched ]
their" profits at so high a rate that in the ,
face of rapid transit uiiey would seek to pre- ;
serve that rate by reducing the expenses and j
leaving the public that would use their cars !
no hotter off than before. It is a plain mat- |
tor in regard to the horse cars. They take a 1
faro and offer in exchange "the chance of a
seat," which during the hours of going to
and returning from business means one
chance in four, or as twenty-two Is to seventyseven,
the number which a Third avenue car
director likes to see on a car, with all its accompaniments
of uuhealthiness, discourtesy
and indecency.
Another Democratic 111 under.
A communication in another column relates
a pitiful story, which will, we suspect,
create a good deal of indignation through
the country, and not unjustly. It seems
that in the Post Office attached to the House
of Representatives there wore employed a
number of Union soldiers, all but one, as is
shown in the list, disabled, which means,
we suppose, unfitted for the active \
duties of life. It was not only a j
humane, but an eminently proper, act
to give these poor fellows the petty
places they held, and ,.they ought never to
have been allowed to fear removal from them.
Such support for their declining years they
have a right to claim. But it seems the
democratic majority of the House has made
haste to remove them all, and to fill their
places with men who, according to the kind
of oath they were obliged to take, served
against the Union. We warn the democrats
that they will excite just indignation and resentment
by such a course. The Hebald, as
is very well known to all its readers, has,
in every way and constantly discouraged
sectional bitterness or any revival of the war
feeling. What the country wants is harmony
and good feeling. But it is impossible
to get these unless both parties show good
sense, and the democrats ought certainly to
pay respect to the claims of the poor fellows
wno were aisaDiea 111 ine servioe oi tno |
Union. We should be glad to see the lead- j
ing democrats in the House take immediate i
measures to restore every disabled soldier in
the list which has been sent us to the place I
from which he has been expelled. They |
cannot succeed on any narrow policy, and
they will be held responsible in this matter, i
Breaking Cable*.
Apparently it is believed in the Direct
Cable Company that their cable, which has '
been repeatedly broken by violence, has also J
been broken by design, and that the gjiui of
the persons who have originated this nefarious
practice is to be secured by the consequent
rise in value of the shares of the
Anglo-American Company. Every one is
very apt to reason that any fact which rogularly
follows another is therefore the consequence
of that other, and excited men who
see speculators making money out of their
! calamity would be more than human if they
! failed to conceive that such speculators
might be the cause of the calamity. Per,
baps, therefore, the charges made may have
j only this origin; but the case seems suscep1
tible of determination. If the administration
i ol the Direct Cable Company knows that
certain men have had knowledge of the
calamities that were to befall them before the
calamities came they must know who these
men are, and it would seem worth while to
try whether a good detective could not connect
those persons with the fact of this great
. deprcdatisn. It requires a number of con'
federate villains to practise snch an outrage,
and it is scarcely possible but some one villain
would betray the others if closely
pushed. No one doubts the possibility of
the fact hinted at by Mr. Lushington. The
money to be made by a change in prices of
nir tin nnrt j.iit utiii'V in a inSliiiunt
tion; and where the property upon which
th? value of shares depends is within reach
ao easy a method of affecting prices as the
damaging of that property will commend
itself to many persons; and the financial '
morality of the age is no guarantee against
it. But there would be also a very great
variation in prices if the speculators should
break the cables of the Anglo-American Company;
and yet they do not do that. If all
the other cables were broken, and the world
left to the cable of the Direct Company, the
price of its shares would go up enormously;
and if such a depredation should ever be
committed there will be good reason to believe
that Mr. Jkishington's charge is justi[
fiedr I
Champion Morrianay had CHnmpio*
Grant.
Let not the truly loyal gtart or the tough
democrats of the Seventh ward frown if we
say there is a certain resemblance between
Senator Morrissey and President Grant. We
would wish to tnuke this so complimentary to
both that the partisans of each would bless
us. They are both victorious fighters, both
dogged, obstinate and courageous. Neither
was afraid to '-take punishment," and the
Senator from the Fourth, facing Jack Heenan
or Yankee Sullivan in the roped arena, round
after round, with his brawny chest bared to
the raining blows, may aptly be compared
with General Grant grimly advancing amid
wholesale slaughter through the Wilderness.
Each was certain he had endurance enough
to whip his man "if it took all summer," as
Grant neatly said, or "if it took till the infernal
regions froze over and there ?u
skating on the ice," as Morrissey more
elaborately remarked. They have achieved
public honors undreamedi of in their
early days; their tastes are in
many respects identical. Both are habitually
silent men. Accordingly, when
Grant speaks the world sets its ears
to listen. He has spoken less in public than
any other President we ever had ; and although
four years a Congressman and tow
a State Senator, Mr. Morrissey until Wednesday
never opened his mouth. On the himo>
subject as Grant's speech at Des Moines, it
will command, we have no doubt, equal attention.
The man of the sword saw a
"bogy" in llome; the mai^of the mauley
saw a "bogy" in sectarian bigotry, for thoy
looked at the shield from different sides ;
Jmt both are loud in championing the public
scTiools. "Tl'he in an of The sword would
pile up another hundred thousand corpses
to protect them ; the gladiator would fight
any nam in the United States for five thousand
dollars a side (the money to go to Mr.
Bergh's society) who would displace a brick
in them. With Morrissey and Grant sis
champions oi the schools they ar? safe, ana
Mr. Blaine's amendment is as superfluous as
his late post-mortem patriotism.
With the schools safe we may admire Senator
Morrissey's speech. When Othello comes
before the Venetian Senate and says:?
Rude am I In speech,
And little blessed with the get phrase of peace;
For since those arms ot nune bad sevon years' pith.
Till now, some nine moons wasted, they have u?oJ
Their dearest action in the tented, held?
we at once become sympathetic, because wo
feel he thinks himself at a disadvantage. So,
when the man of "first blood" and "first
knock down" rose to use the tongue upon
the Senate when he would gladly hava
punched its heads, individual and collective,
he was listened to with the jntentness that
Dooney Harris would bestow in watching
an "Unknown" in his opening rounds. And
the spoech was manly and direct, though it .
came gurgling upward from the volcanic
depths of his chest. It was an unmetrical
New York Othello that said, regretfully, "I
know and feel the necessity of education;"
but the "round, unvarnished tale" that he
delivered won the hearts of the Senate at
Albany as that of the valiant Moor did those
of the Senate of the Adriatic's queen.
"Outside Baebaeians" are apparently not
growing popular in that great Empire
where prejudice is almost immovable,
China. A general war on foreigners is
thought to be looming up. The Chinese
have been making improved artillery of the
largest calibre and adopting breech-loaders
for their immense army, so that an excursion
to Pekin will not be as easy as when the
French and English made their last retaliatory
march and sacked the palace of the Emperor.
McKee, of St. Louts Whiskey Ring-fame,
is said by our correspondent to have presented
a good defence through the witnesses
for the prosecution calling each other liars
all round. The proverb about rogues falling
out, Ac., seems to have gone wrong. The
progress of the Milwaukee and Chicago
prosecutions is detailed elsewhore.
PERSONAL INTELLIGENCE.
Mr. William Beach Lawrence, of Rhode Island, la at
the Albemarle Hotel.
Professor Theodora D. Woolscy, of Now Haven..arrived
inybc city yesterday and Is at the Everett House
A cable telegram from London, under date of 27 th
In-t, reports E. Tongs and Lawrence Alma Taderoa,
the artists, have been elected Associates of the Royal
Academy.
Prondhon. the leading writer of the modern Frenoh
socialistic school, said:?''My real masters, those who
have caused ferule ideas to spring up In my miud, are
three in number. First, the Bible; next, Adam Smith,
and last, Ilcgel."
William Cullcn Bryant could not go to a Williams
College dinner; so he poetically wrote:?"Old ago
shrinks from cold as from a reminder of the graveyard,
and loves warm cornera and nestle* in saug
nooks out of the wind."
A ?4?n ITr.tTir.iftr it n.tntr anojtkintr of a aiir.Mft atua-_
"When a Chronicle reporter visited the bouse shortly
afler tlic occurrence the Chinese boy servant was unconcernedly
enyaged In clearing the table of the food,
which had been untonoHed."
A Massachusetts clergyman. Rev. Bromley, sa/ethas
baked beans are "devils' food,''just because Boston
has them cooked on Sunday morning. Rev. Bromley's
theology la wrong; the devil dues not hire a baiter os
Sunday morning; be pays a sexton.
During the past year 1S9.307 tons of ore hive been
extracted from all the levels of the Consolidated Virginia
mine, Nevada, an J 189,094 tone have been reduced,
which yielded 110,731.653 In bullion. Of this
amount 119,294,900 wore paid out as dividends to
stockholders.
I.ayer after layer of cedar trees have been discovered
in the marl bods of New Jorsey. The newest layers
are 1,200 years old. Ten thousand shingles ar>
sometimes made from one of th"?e trees; and there ara
not jackkntvrs enough In Jersey to whittle the shingle*
down to a democratic majority.
An Irish dramatic critic, of New York, recently fnTiled
a brother journalist to take a pint bottle o( champagne.
"But," aaid tho journalist, "I am in company
with twonty or thirty Mends and can't leave tbcan "
O pshaw 1" said the critic, "bring ysr thirty friends
along, we'll hev the pint bottle any ho*."
Dr. Fergus, of Glasgow, writes:?"Streams should
never be arched over and used as sewers, because, m
the bed Is always irregular and uneven, the Onw will be
retarded and refuse matter will lodge and decompose In
the r-reviees. II It Is ever advisable to follow the
#.urssol a stream, then a regularly built sewer sbouldl
be constructed." ?
A Philadelphia^ who Is glad that Congress wan
patriotic enough to vote for the Centennial appropriation,
advertises a shoot for-* pure; "the conditions of
the shooting to be?Three rats each, twenty-ono yards
rise, six yards boundacy, one and a half ounce shot
Open to all shooter*. No outside shooting allowed.
Plenty of rate alway*e>n hand."
A woman correspondent, who gets hor chlck*n salad
for nothing In Washington society, writes, inpayment
therefor, that Mrs. Babcock is very petite In stature
and attractive In appearance, not through her prettlness
of features. but Irom her dark skin and vet being
set off to striking advantage by her hair, which la soft
and srav. like ten lrtla ofScaoish m il*

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