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NEW YORK HERALD
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JAMES GORDON BENNETT,
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NF.W YORK, FRIDAY. JINK i. 1876.
From our reports this morning the probabilities
an thai the wither tc.-day' will' be warm,
rtiar or portly cloudy, followed Inj occasional
thunder storms.
Notice to Country Newsdealsbs. ? For
rrojnpt ami mjyiar delivery of the Herald
'V ff?t mail trains orders must be smt direct to
this office. J 'ostdi/r Ire?.
^ Street Yesterday.?Stocks were in
active and less firm. Gold opened and
dosed at 112 fi-8, with intermediate sales nt
112.1-1. Honey on call loans was supplied
nt 2 1-2 and per cont. The government and
railway bond markets wore heavy. Foreign I
exchange steady.
FnE English Channel Tunnel has been
?ctually commenced, shafts in the chalk on
the French side having already been sunk
io a depth of one hundred and thirty feet.
The Dublin University Crew is now fully
organized and is working hard, being re
lolved to win a prominent place among the
contesting crews at the Centennial regatta.
llow Well the Lawyers Stand ry Each
Other ? This is shown in the decision of
the Special Committee of the liar Association
in the case of Mr. O'Conor. If the venerable
jurist had been a preacher or an editor he
wouid have had different treatment.
Spiritualism is at last to be tested by the
unimaginative and matter-of-fact represen
tatives of the law. The question lins arisen,
'?Is Spiritualism as practised in public halls
lor the benefit of those who pay a tiftv-eent '
admission lee an exhibition of jugglery or a
religious service ?"
The Chamber of Commerce held its last
meeting ot the season yesterday, and an im
portant statement regarding "international
coinage" occupied the attention of the mem- ]
b< rs during the session. Fears were ex
pressed that, owing to the absorbing inter
est in the Presidential canvass. Congress
would take no uction on this important
question until after election.
1 ni. I nanimitt with which Iowa supports
the claims of Mr. Blaine for the Presidency
maybe explained by the fact that the re
publican party in that State is controlled by
M illiaui 15. Allison, the present Senator, and
James F. Wilson, formerly a member of the
House. Allison and Wilson are remem
bered as two of the most prominent
railway and subsidy statesmen in Congress.
It is natural they should support Blaine. If
they succeed in nominating Blaine for Presi
dent they should put .Mr. Colfax on the
ticket with him. This would be a railroad
ticket.
Aidino and Abettino tho commission of
suicide is a novelty on tho lace ot a criminal
indictment; but a man and woman in Eng
land have been found guilty and sentenced
to imprisonment on that charge. The in
dictment also charged conspiracy to murder,
but tho cablo despatch does not state
whether the jury made any distinction be
tween the charges in their verdict. Intend
ing suicides nowadays so seldom have any
disposition to take others into their confi
dence that we must look to classic times,
when defeated heroes got their slaves or
Ireedmen to hold their swords while they
rushed u|>on them, for a pa rail ol.
The Uumobm or the Assassination or ex
ecution. whichever it might have been called,
of Abdul-Aaiz, the deposed Sultan, although
not well founded, were so much in harmony ;
with the probabilities of the case as to receive !
general credence. The announcement that
is premature to-day may become truth to- !
morrow. The Turks make short work gene,
rally with their deposed officials. The surest
way to stop complainings and to prev? nt i
counter-revolution and retaliation is to make ,
a final disposition of a disgraced or discarded
public officer. The policy is open to some
objection in civilized countries, but it has its
advantages, nevertheless. How we might
purify our civil service and calm our political
waters, lor instance, if we could turn the
Potomac into an American Bosphorus and
treiat ottending officials to a bowstring and a
sack I
The CanT?ii for the Presidency?'Th?
llepubllcan Jlovemeata.
Thurlow Weed's remembrances of men
ami things which he now anil then vouch
safes to the press are always interesting and
at times delightful. It is not often given to
a man to livu a life of bo much activity as
that of Mr. Weed, one of strifes and enmi
ties, and to have a serene, respected old age.
These happy men outlive all envies and mis
fortunes. They sit in the gates with the
elders while the young men go out to the
fruy. When they speak we are glivd to listen,
for their words are words of experience and
often of wisdom. One of Thackeray's best
creations is Colonel Newcome. We question
if most of our readers would not surrender
all of Scott and Bulwer rather than the dear
old boy. No part of Newcome's character is
more touching than when Thackeray draws
him as trying to adapt himself to the ways of
the young men who had come into manhood
while he was growing old in India. How
the royal old gentleman labored to find
pleasure in the new songs, the new pictures,
the new customs! But the end of it was that
ho strolled off to find congenial society with
Indian comrades and left the boys to them
selves. Time had changed the fashions and
ho could not adapt himself to the new ways.
Wo aro reminded of Colonel Newcome as
we read some of tho interviews between Mr.
Weed and the newspaper gentleu;en. The
old man is fresh and amiable and full of
story and comments, but somehow he does
not fall into our customs. He does not
iancy the Brooklyn Bridge; be thinks we
have no better issue for a canvass than
Jefl'erson Davis; he finds new gospels in
Moody and Sankey. As to the canvass for
the Presidency, he does not want Conkling.
When we study his reasons closely they
vanish. Somehow it never used to be the
fashion to select men like Conkling?he is
not Mr. Weed's fashion ol man and he should
not bo nominated. It is Colonel Newcome
and the pictures. The more the old Colonel
looked at the pictures and tried to enjoy
them, for his boy's sake, the more .tiresome
they became. The more the old politician
tries to accustom himself to Conkling the
less pleasure ho finds in his canvass,
lor the new leader is not a man of the old
style.
Roscoe Conkling is not a man of Mr.
eed s school, and that, we confess, is
among the attractions of his candidacy. In
a canvass of political intrigne and defama
tion it is pleasant to have one man who
neither stoops nor fawns. The objections to
Conkling are that he is not popular, that his
manner is offensive, that he has no power of
conciliation, that he is a Grant man. We
I can well see how an old time leader like
I htirlow Weed, whose courtesies were always
gracious and princely, whose welcome to |
young men coming for the first time to Al- j
bany warmed them like wine, should find no
attractiveness in a candidate who would
probably quarrel with the first delegation of
politicians who called to see him in the
Wbite House. We can understand how a
lender in the days when Van Buren was
king, and who grew into his maturity under
the shadow of that magician, should find no
interest in a leader who lives among the
clouds and will have no part in the political
management of the world below. As a can
didate Mr. Conkling stands or falls with his
record. No one can mistake it. The reader j
will find it on every paga of the Senate j
journals. There are no doubtful points.
Thero are no questions upon which the Sen
ator has not taken ground. Wherever you
find him it is in the advance, in the
attack. On the finances, on the South,
on party discipline, Mr. Conkling has told
the country what he thinks. So far as the
administration is concerned he has sup
ported Grant precisely as Morton, Blaine,
Bristow, Morgan, Fish and any other repub
lican leader ot any eminence has supported
him. Ho lias not written as many articles
in favor of Grant as George William Curtis,
because his calling is not in the press. He
has as a Senator, owing his seat to the re
publican party and trusting the President as
its chief, remained true to his allegiance.
This may be a reason ,tvhy independent citi
zens should vote against Conkling when he
comes into the canvass. But it is no reason
against his nomination by a republican con
vention as its candidate for the Presidency,
and it is from that point of view that we now
consider him. The time has not come for
us to say whether Conkling is or is not the
proper candidate for the Presidency. That
question we reserve until wo Bee what the
; democrats do at St. Louis.
As the canvass now stands Conkling leads.
M e have, it is true, many victories for
Blaine; but somehow, when wo come to
analyze these victories, they lack substance.
l>.nines canvass is a succession of brisk
summer showers, which his friends insist
upon calling tornadoes. On tho other hand
both Morton and Conkling show steady
gains. In the first place, Conkling will have
New \ork. So long as his name is men
tioned New York will vote for him. Penn
sylvania. which would like Hartranft, will
be called upon to d ecide for another candi
date after two or three ballots. Unless
every augury fails this delegation
will vote for Conkling. In the South
ern States where Conkling is not
the first ho is tho second choice. To be
sure these Southern men remember tho
speech of Blaine against Hill. But they also
remember the speech of Conkling on tho
Louisiana question. One was a practical
speech intended to affect legislation, and
defend tho administration, the other was
tho address ?t a demagogue in opposition
to amnesty which every ono wanted, simply
a bid lor votes. After Morton, whose health
makes his canvass an unwholesome one, |
Conkling will have the South. Then in othei
States there is scarcely a delegation in which
the New York Senator has not sincere
mends. 1 he chiefs of the party are in favor
of < onkling after themselves. Chandler,
Logan, Cameron, Carpenter and (he rest
would each and all like to run for the Presi
d. ncy. But once their aspirations are im
possible they support Conkling. And were
it not that l>etween Blaine and Conkling
there exists a feud we have no doubt that
he Maine statesman would willingly unite
his voice with that of the feudal barons of
tho party. Behind all that is the growing
sentiment of the State and of the country in
favor of Conkling. As we have said, the
more tho party followers see of him the
better they like him. In a season of wild,
indiscriminate defamation, this leader, who
is said to have made himself so uupopular
in his public life and to have lined his path
with enemies who would glory bis fall,
bus not a word whispered against him. We
admit it is not high praise to say of a candi
date for the Presidency that he is not a thief.
But oh times now go, with an epidemic of
investigation prevailing in Washington, it is
high praise, indeed.
These are the reasons for our belief that as
the canvass stands Koseoe Conkling is in
the lead.' If this feeling grows, as seems
probable, it will result in his nomination.
No prudent party will wish Blaine as a can
didate. We are sincerely sorry for this, for
we would much rather Blaine were free from
suspicion ; but candidates for the highest
office in the country must be found else
where than in the rooms of an investigating
committee. It will be hard for Blaine to ex
plain to tho country his transactions in Pa
cific bonds, especially when tho country re
members that the value of theso bonds was
found in the legislation of a Congress of
which he was a leading member. No wise
party will make a canvass of apology and
explanation. The only power Blaine can have
. at Cincinnati is to name the Great Unknown,
find the real interest of the canvass is in
volved in this question :?"What will Blaine
do with his power ?" Those who know tho
inside of the republican household say that
it will go to Washburne. With Washburne
as President Blaine would be to the new ad
ministration as Seward was to that of Lin
coln. If he cannot bo Sultan he can be
Grand Vizier. If tlio canvass yields to this
influence, if Blaine accepts the inevitable,
and, failing the throne, strives for a seat on
the highest step of the throne, then Wash
burne looms up as the most formidable can
didate in the field nnd the probable winner
of the race. Washburne has qualities and
claims that wonld make him a strong candi
date?stronger even, and especially from a
negative point of view, thnn Conkling. His
character and services have been kept fresh
to tho people by the tremendous events of
the German war and the Commune, while at
the same time his absence from the country
has removed him from tho temptations and
responsibilities of the past eight years. It
is in this that Washburne is the strongest
man that could be named. If Conkling
keeps his pace he will win. But between
the favorite of Oneida and the Great Un
known the issue is close. If Blaine sees his
chance and accepts the duty it imposes upon
him, the colors of the winning horse will be
Galena lead, and the name Washburne, of
Illinois.
| The Situation in Turkey,
For the moment English influence is su
preme in Constantinople in so far as any
foreign or Christian or merely diplomatic
influence is of consequence in the game in
progress, and consequently the English
press gives rose colored views of the change.
In any case where England is triumphant of
course the cause of virtue, justice and re
lorm is advanced; this is naturally their
view, because they cannot be supposed to
admit that the endeavors of England
should be enlisted on any si,i0 that
did not favor all that is good. But
we may take the views of the British
| press and the British brokers with allow
ance, and attond to what is said on the
other side. The other side is Kussia. The
real parties to the conflict now on foot in
Constantinople are England and Kussia, and
the latest evant?the change of Sultan?is
only ?n incident in the diplomatic phase of
their conflict General Ignatieff, for Kussia,
and Sir Henry Elliott, for England, con
ducted this part of the struggle with vary- j
ing fortunes. Only a few days since Ignatieff
was dominant. The Cabinet was such as satis
fied Russia and consequently it did not satisfy
England. In tho English interest it was
overthrown by a demonstration in the streets
prepared by the softas, who have been se
cured by England, doubtless by the use of
money in some degree, though a great deal
was not necessary, because as between i
foreign nations they can more readily sym
pathize with England than with any other
Power, since from their point of view England
is not a nation with a hostile religion, but a
nation with no religion at all. It was again
a demonstration of theirs that changed the
Sultan and put tho government into the
hands ot Midhat Pacha, Sir Henry Elliott's
choice.
The word softa means theological student,
but theological students are tho only stu
dents there are in Turkey. Consequently
tins party, made up from the strictly eccle
siastical element, and from that class of
young men which in France or Germany
would be called the student element com
bine. bigotry and enthusiasm. As'these
students study only the Moslem law their
enthusiasm is for its propagation, as the
f.'i\or of students in France is for the prop
agation of democracy. Kussia is the onlv
enemy they know, for Russia Sustains in
their country the enemies of their religion.
Christians of tho Oriental Church and
< hriNtiaus of Rome they understand, but a
Christian that is in neither of these cate
gories they do not classify. As a Presby
terian and nn Episcopalian might quarrel
over their creeds and both hobnob with a
Buddhist from China so these men can hate
the Christians who are their neighbors ,uid
indulge a grand indifference to those more
remote.
H. nee, as tho demands of Russia are vital
to these men, and tho interests of England
touch only commerce, for which they have
no regard, England controls them, and tho
game is temporarily hew. But the change
of government does not change tho demands
of the three Powers. There they stand?a
two months armistice; restoration of the
houses and churches of the Christians- food
enough to feed them one year and exemp
tion from taxation for three years- with
drawal of troops from the provinces'in re
volt. These demands will bo insisted upon
England supports the Turkish refusal to ac
cept them. How far will England go in
that support? This is the problem. Rus
sia, Prussia and Austria must in\nde the
country to secure these terms, if that seems
necessary, and it seems very doubtful
whether England will commit herself to a
position involving rosibtance to their annie*
Mr. Bayard's Strength In YorU'
Tho preKH is fnll of expressions of individ
ual opinions, from which we gather that the
delecates to St. Louis, who are now being
appointed, seem often undecided whether
tho nomination which they are to make w
one which must arise from what is really a
purely fanciful idea of expediency, or
whether they will hold to the preference
which they openly avow. In other words,
whether their candidate is to be one whom
they will uphold with tho enthusiasm which
alone insures success, or whether they will
assign themselves the task of supporting a
leader with the lukewarmness which must
result in defeat.
The large number of people who are of
neither party, or who have lost their faith in
republican administrations, will, when the
issues of the campaign present themselves,
demand a true exponent of the opposition,
and one supported by the democratic part}
because he is a true exponent of their prin
ciples. The World says that it "believes
the great need of the country at this mo
ment to be the ejection of the repubii
i can party from power in November next,
and tho establishment in its place, not
merely of a democratic administration, but
of a democratic administration backed by a
democratic House of Representati's es, cor
dially supported by the democratic party
throughout the Union, and able, therefore,
to devise and carry out the great measures
of retrenchment and reform which are abso
lutely demanded." Speaking of the Ad
visory Council it says, "In proclaiming
that tho election of a single able and honest
man to tho Presidency is sufficient to save
the country in the present crisis the reform
ers betray the same misapprehension of our
political system." This would apply as well
to a democratic as to a republican reformer.
Indeed, tho people of the whole country,
! North and South, East and West, wish to
know exactly what to expect from the demo
I cratic party, and they will have no fear of a
President such as Mr. Bayard. But they
undoubtedly would distrust a candidate re
I ceiving but a lukewarm support from a party
at his back which confessedly used him for
temporary expediency, since it would then
bo impossible to measure the consequences
of a democratic success.
The conspicuous position in relation to
the nomination which the Governor of New
York has succeeded in attaining has made it
incumbent upon the leaders of the demo
cratic party of this State to enforce the prin
ciple that the aspirations of localities must
yield before a candidate who meets all the
requirements of a national and united party
and whose nomination avoids all disagree
ment between the East and the West. It is
i probably for this reason that it becomes
every day more evident that there is a large,
perhaps a major portion of the democratic
partv of this State which has shown foresight
enough to distinguish between temporary
and lasting strength, and has, moreover, be
come alive to the fact that in a political
campaign in which the parties are to be so
distinctly arrayed against each other that he
is tho stronger candidate who best fulfils the
conditions of his own party. It seems use
less to endeavor to belittle this current of
opinion, and the arguments that an opposi
tion to the nomination of Mr. lilden is an
opposition to reform or a condemnation of
his administration as Governor are very
frivolous and proceed from those who are
unable to disengage themselves from per
sonal politics.
Finally, to those politicians with whom
such an argument would have weight, and
who, it is to be hoped, form but a small
class, we would suggest that to regulate
one's preferences by what appears to be tho
relative strength of a candidate at a par
ticular time is, to say the least, a very un
profitable method of reasoning. The
changes which always take place within a
party and within a State should have been
a warning to them. It may, however, be re
peated that, whatever may be tho fluctua
tions of opinion in particular States, he
vho best fulfils the conditions of his party
and the requirements of tho country in a
national crisis will always in the end prove
the stronger candidate for nomination and
for election.
The Lateit Blaine Story.
Certainly Mr. Blaine manages to furnish
more subjects for public attention, outside
of the canvass proper, than any Presidential
candidate in our history. He is shifty,
tricky and bellicose Ify turns, and such a
man, in this era of investigations, is
sure to have enough work on his
hands. The Mulligan episode yester
day is in point This Mulligan held
some letters of Mr. Blaine's that passed
betweon him and Mr. Fisher covering a
period of years, and Mr. Mulligan avowed
himself prepared to produce them in case
any of Blaine's friends assailed Mulligan's
evidence. Whether the letters were of the
terribly destructive nature that Mulligan
ascribed to them or not, Mr. Blaine cuts a
poor figure in his successful endeavor to
secure them. Mulligan says that Blaine
implored him to hand them over; intimated
that suicide might otherwise result; begged
him to think of his family that would
share the ruin of the ex-Speaker ;
that finally he handed the lottery to
Blaine under the latter's promise to
return them as soon us glanced over ; but that
Blaine pocketcu them and bounced forth
like the villain in the last act but one of a
melodrama. This story Mr. Blaine describes
as a "fancy sketch that he did not implore
or threaten suicide; that he had the letters,
which he claimed were of a private charac
ter ; that only the writer or recipient had
i any right to possess them ; and that he
would keep them private unless his counsel
considered they were fit subjects for the
committee. It is perhaps difficult for a
Presidential candidate to define what private
letters are. Mr. Blaine perhaps thinks they |
are those which can bo kept from the public.
Whichever way tho matter turns wo think
it will bring little credit to the Maine
| statesman, while it gives the last touch
| to bis w.mt of true personal dignity. To j
I seek a private interview with a hostile wit- |
I ness is in itself so unbecoming that we must j
: only wonder at the whole proceeding,
j It has been charged against Mr. Blaine j
j that in the excess of his smartness he has
. been fishing out floating scandals and
| patting them in piles for the purpose of de- j
molishing them after his own fashion with
a bang and a flourish; but this Chinese
juggler business is poor work in a man
who aspires to the Chief Magistracy of the
Union. Also it has brought about its natural
consequences. These recall the case
of a Belgian farceur, who exhibited
himself before the public in a calico
suit that he claimed to be bullet
proof, and hired an assistant to Are
balls made of cork, covered with tinfoil,
at him. The first exhibition was a great
success, but the second time hqlf a dozen
citizens, armed with rifles and bullets of
lead, came on the ground and proposed a
volley, which, in the feeling language of the
West, "burst the show." It looks as though
the fantastic candidate, having sown the
wind, is reaping a hurricane that must blow
him over.
The Democratic Cb*vhi>
The action'of the St. Louis Convention will
depend bo much on the nomination made at
Cincinnati that it is not safe to speculate
very confidently on the chances of the sev
eral democratic candidates. The Democratic
National Convention will have the great ad
vantage of knowing tho enemy's plan of
campaign, and it would be idiotic for the
democratic party to forego this advantage by
settling on a candidate beforehand?as idiotic
as it would be for the commamfer of an army
to settle his movements before the arrival of
his scouts and spies when ho was certain
they would bring a full disclosure of the
military councils of the other side. In the
two weeks which will intervene between the
Cincinnati and the St. Louis Convention it
will bo seen how tho republican nomination
is received by the country. The democrats
can then form an intelligent judg
ment as to the most expedient candi
date to be put into the field by themselves.
If Conkling should be the republican candi
date it might be deemed politic to nominate
a Western candidate to run against him,
and so utilize to the utmost the local pride
and distinctive views of the West. If, on
the other hand, Wushburne should receive
the Cincinnati nomination, he would be so
strong on the reform issue that the most
conspicuous democratic representative of
reform would have to be pitted against him,
and the chances, even then, would be against
the success of the democratic party. The
nomination of either Bristow or Washburne
at Cincinnati -would force the St. Louis
Convention to take Tilden. But the nomi
nation of Bristow is a politioal impossi
bility; and against any other republican can
didate, with the single exception of Wash
burne, the democratic party would feel that
it was as safo without Tilden as a standard
bearer as with him. The supporters of
Governor Tilden have equally strong
reasons for desiring and for dreading tho
nomination of Mr. Washburne. They may
desire it as creating a necessity for
pitting the strongest reform democrat
against him; but they should also dread it
because it is probable that Washburne would
carry even New York against Tilden on the
reform issue. Washburno established his
reputation as the unflinching foe of jobs and
corruption at a time when it was impossible
to suspect him of any by-ends, and this will
count for a great deal against any candidate
who did not signalize his zeal for reform
until personal and political capital was to
be made out of it.
Governor Tilden seems to be making
steady gains outside of New York; but most
of the delegates reckoned as favorable to
him are unpledged, and are therefore at full
liberty to support any other candidate if a
survey of the situation after the Cincinnati
Convention should render his nomination
inexpedient. In estimating his chances it
must be constantly borne in mind that
it requires two-thirds of all the votes
to nominate him, and it is already cer
tain that he will not go into the Convention
with anything like thi.t proportion of the
delegates. Delaware, Maryland, Indiana,
Ohio, New Jersey, Tennessee, Pennsylvania,
North Carolina, West Virginia, Arkansas
and Kentucky will prefer other candidates,
and two-thirds of the Missouri delegates arc
opposed to him. A strong minority of the
New York delegation is bent on his defeat,
and a knowledge of this fact, which will be
made very public at St Louis, will prevent
a concentration of the necessary two-thirds
upon Mr. Tilden unless the nomination of
Mr. Washburne at Cincirnati shall reduce
the Democratic Convention to "Hobson's
choice." It is certain that the twc-thirds
rule will not be rescinded ; certain that
more than one-third of the delegates yet
chosen are anti-Tilden ; certain that the
most vigorous and dexterous politicians of
New York have a deadly hostility to Mr.
Tilden ; and yet, if Mr. Washburae, with
his incomparable record as the antagonist of
corrupt jobs, is put into the field by the re
publicans, the St. Louis Convention may feel
compelled to nominate Governor Tilden as
a desperate last resource. ? In any other con
tingency the two-thirils rule is pretty cer
tain to defeat him.
Grandfather Cooper.
The bloated bondholders of the East
nnist not make fun of Grandlather Peter
Cooper, who is now in* the field as the
early spring candidato lor the Presidency.
They say that Peter is too old, that a
President at eighty-five would be on
anomaly in this country, that ho would
break down, and so on. We do not think so.
Old men have saved the State on many oc
casions. There is no instance so pertinent 1
as that of Enrico Dandolo, who was Doge of I
Venice centuries ago. He was chosen Doge |
in his eighty-fourth year, about the ago of
our venerable and distinguished fellow citi- '
zen. He was a great ruler. At ninety-three
he took command of the armies and navies
of the Venetian Republic, capturing Con
stantinople in the ninety-sixth year of his
age. Mr. Cooper is ten years younger than
Dandolo when he achieved these immortal
triumphs, so that if elected he would be
eligible for a second term. He would be a
reformer of the old school and would have
no part or lot in any movement to degrade
the public service. With a record like that
of Enrico Dandolo before theih the'friends
of Grandfather Peter should take heart in
their canvass, and his cnemie^ should not be
too sure of laughing him off the course.
Since the Unhappy Difference between i
i Bom Kelly and Governor Tilden on the
Presidential question fsome critical demo*
crats are anxious to know how Statesman
Colonel Thomas Dnnlap feels on the ques
tion.
T1*? Train to the Pacific.
Nine hundred and seven miles in twenty
hours and fiftv-Heven minutes, or an average
of over forty-three miles an hour, is the
record of Jarrett and Palmer's excursion
train to Chicago on its way to the Pacific
coast. It arrived nt the Phoenix City at ten
o'clock last evening twenty-nix minutes
ahead of schedule time, and was forth on
its way again five minutes later. A vivid
idea of its progress can be gathered from the
Hxiuld correspondent's graphic notes,
which seem to jump from the end of his
pencil on to the telegraph wires and coma
flashing gayly back to New York as if they
felt the thrill and pleasure of what they
were describing. The speed of the train was
at times very great, but the average is
only high by comparing it with what
has been done before over the
same course. There it outstrips everything.
This is progress in every sense of the word.
In Shakespeare's time we see the melanoholy
Jaques telling of the tool he met in the
forest, saying
very wisely, liIt is ten o'clock:
Thus may we soo," quoth ho, "how the world waggj
'Tis but un hour ago since it was nine,
And after one hour more 'twill be eleven."
But now we get a glimpse of the "lean and
hungry Cassius," sitting in his palace caz^
saying:?
Two, forty-three at Overbrook, by Jo vol
Thus may wo sco how Tooker basely brassed:
We're still a miv.itc lacking schedule score.
At Kaglc, ha! Now Ides Of .March 1 swear
We're ninety seconds, boys, h Lie. id of tlma
As Mr. Barrett always talks blank verst
we assume such to be the form in which h?
kept tally with the Herald correspondent
This is but one featura of the trip which hai
faithfully kept its time so far, and as th?
train speeds westward the public interest
will follow it anxiously.
The Mustang Racing.
The second failure of Parker to accomplish
the distance of three hundred and five miles
in fifteen hours settles the question so fai
as he is concerned. We are willing to pay a
deserved tribute to pluck and endurancs
wherever it is exhibited in a worthy cause,
but in the circumstances under which the
rider was kept in the saddle during the last
hour of his attempt yesterday we can see
nothing to praise and much to condemn. It
has been pretty olearly demonstrated that,
so far as the mustangs were concerned, there
was no difficulty about their share of the
work being performed. The contest has all
along been that of the man agaiifst physical
exhaustion, and Parker was beaten yesterday
more than an hour before he was taken from
the track. This will lead a good many to
ask why a man was kept in torture when he
was already hopelessly beaten. The an
swer, we are sorry to say, is to be found iA a
weakness of human nature for what, in this
instance, took the form of gate money.
Alas! that heroism should have such sad
things to struggle with behind the scenes.
Samson blind, making sport for the Philis>
tines, was scarccly a more pitiable sight than
this Centaur carried around by the wild mum
tangs mile after mile, unable to see ahead,
and all that the proprietor might make
a few extra shekels. We had a dim idea that
"hippodroming" was almost exclusively an
Eastern virtue, but now we are almost fain
to admit that Bret Harte's ballad of the
"Heathen Chinee" did not describe a race of
white men on the Pacific slope altogether
extinct.
PERSONAL INTELLIGENCE.
There is ? good deal ol bustle in a pirls' school.
Maine Ice merchants have a largo surplus stock.
Parts bills ot fare call frogs "fresh water chicken."
Michelet has the satisfaction of knowing that he la
b(tried next to Balzac
Judge David Davis is unpopular In North Carolina,
and Tilden is the democratic favorite.
Tho students at Yale Coliego are so good that a
$120,COO chapel is being built (or them.
Dr. llillery Wilder, of Raleigh, X. C., killed twenty*
three robins with twonty four-pistol shots.
Oulda says:?"With an Italian love is too perfect a
science for him to bo uncertain of its results."
Calilorma newspapers are lighting over the object ol
O'Donovan Rossa's mission to the Pacific slope.
Tho lawyers of tho United States cost six times as
much as the ministers; and the dogs twelve times as
much as the ministers.
Ex Governor Noros says, "Haul Ohio out ol tho list
of doubtful States;" and the democrats and republi
cans are hauling her out.
No one knows what a pretty editorial a Herald per
sonal makes until one sees it in the elegant long prime!
type of the Philadelphia Day.
It Is getting to bo believed throughout the countrj
that If women arc olected as school trustees there wil
be lower scandals affecting schools.
Mr. llensley, of Tennessee, is seventeen years old.
Mrs. Hensley is sixteen. The baby born the other day
weighed twenty and one-half pounds.
The Saturday Review says tt Is impossible for a whit*
man to seitlo in one ot the .'nland towns of Morocco
Wc are sorry of this for Private Dalzoll's sake.
The sacrainento Vnion says that California does noi
think she can furnish a Vice-President, and that ifsht
did ex-Governor Woods, of Oregon, would not be tlu
man.
In the Arctic regions if a boat strikes the odge of a
aeiu of \ce the seals will raise their heads for tnllea
round. So will sitters, If a thirsty man strikes a bar
room.
Anybody might have known that dear old Ole Bull,
who hugs nis licldlo with his chin and mingles bis hair
with the K-string, was too good a bow torabadhua
band.
Among tho many privileges of England and tht
Queen, says an English critic, is that of being able b
welcome with easy Impartiality guests of all nationi
parties and opinions.
Honorable Israel Washburne, of Maine, Is In Scot
land, nnd will sail for homo June '-2 In the same sbi|
with Charles Dudley Warnor and wile and G. W.
Sinalloy anil wife.
Xowspipers are complaining that ico cream sold a
churcn festivals Is a slushy fraud, and the Chicagi
Timet man couldn't get through his without a pair a
india rubber boots.
l'atcrson (X. J I PfiM .-?"Chicago Timet Stoui
brave Is named Take Things?Take Things is Indian foi
Grant.' Yen; we recall it now; ho took Donaldaon,
Petersburg, Richmond and other things."
"Snow-shoe Thompson," the man who, for the poa
twenty years, has carried tho malls over tho Sierrai
every winter at times wnen tho roads wore blockaded
with snow, died on ttn evening of the 15th ult
A Fulton (111.) girl was told that she could not shear
tbirtoen sheep In two hours. She pitched m and
shingled them; but did net have time to ask them
whether they vwittld buy any of the latest hair tonle.
A Ktjl.in chief embraced Christianity and wished to
be baptized, but was n-losed because ho had several
wives. He shortly returned and told the missionary
that be bfui got <>?. or the wife difllcultr. Be said, "1
have esfn then."
The St. Louis (Jlob* 1) m or rat says:?"Tho strongest
argument in fa>or of an extunsiou of the city limits in
that wo ought to nrovido thtt the future additions to
tb? city shall conform to the acknowledged require
ment* of urban symmetry, and not to the caprice ol
prhate owners.''

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