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lecretaries, no appointments of relatives to
tffioe. This would be bad for the political
fortune* of Edward Cooper and A. 8. Hewitt
But Grandfather Peter will never permit a
ion, or a son-in-law to throw a scandal upon
kis administration.
At the some time frankness compels ns to
My that Grandfather Peter's canvass is not
encouraging. Bat the canvass is young.
The people are not aroused. It may be,
when the favorites are in the field, the eyes
of all honest men will turn toward honest
old Peter, even as the great Republic of \ enice
turned to the aged Dandolo. History, it is
said, repeats itself and who knows but that
when the Marine Band begins to play in
front of the Capitol at noon on tho 5th of
March next it will be glorious old Grandf
ather Peter, with his inaugural, who will
listen to the music ?
Bbibtow's mule case would be an advan
tage to him as a candidate for the Presidency.
It has enabled him to swear that he is an
honest man.
IIIsot Points in tit* Republican Can
The withdrawal of Blaine sends fifteen or
twenty States drifting. Tho personal power
and magnetism of Blaine will be missed. If
he can control his partisans we shall have a
shaking up of the dry bones. It is now un
derstood that so far as the ex-Speaker has
any control over the Convention he will sup
port Washburne. But tho uncertainty
which this produces is favorablo to the Great
Unknown. The first great Convention of
the republican party, that which nominated
Lincoln, was in some respects like this
soon to assemble at Cincinnati. When the
party met there were three or four leaders
in the advance, as Conkling, Morton and
Bristow are now. Seward was leading, with
New York behind him, with certain West
ern States in his favor, and tho general sen
timent of the republican party throughout
the country demanded his nomination. But
there was a Great Unknown, who came to
the front in the person of Abraham Lin
It was an advantage to Lincoln that the
Convention was held in Chicago. He was at
home and his friends were around him. So
when his name was mentioned he had ten
thousand neighbors to howl in his favor.
A.nd they bawled and howled with such
iffect that the measured eloquence of Evarts,
rho spoke for New York, and the burn
ing oratory of Schurz, who then
made his appearance in national
politics as the leader of the Wisconsin
delegation, were of no effect. It became
necessary to nominate Lincoln to preserve
the peace. The.holding of the Convention
it Cincinnati will be an advantage for Mr.
Hayes, especially if the weather is not too
warm and the Cincinnati boys are in good
ihouting trim. A well drilled claque is of
ks much use in a convention as in a theatre
on the first night of a new play. The friends
of Conkling outside of New York need
have no anxiety about tho voice of tho State.
The Hon. Thomas Murphy, Colonel Howe,
Mr. Davenport and other local statesmen
will seo that the music, vocal and instru
mental, is supplied. A couple of thousand
Of New York boys under the experienced
command of these gentlemen will make a
noise that will astonish even a State which
glories in the much-resounding Allen.
It is an open secret also that there were
some quieter methods used in behalf of Lin
coln. Ho had friends discreet enough to
throw a couple of cabinet portfolios into the
balance when it was trembling. One was
tossed to Indiana and the other to Pennsyl
vania. Indiana received the Interior for
Caleb B. Smith and Pennsylvania the War
Office for Simon Cameron. But there will
be no trading at Cincinnati either on the
part of Conkling or Washburne. It will be
a square fight and an honest victory if either
of these gentlemen wins.
Ir Bbistow really means to have a popular
support for tho Presidency let him remove
tome of the odious restrictions that surround
the Custom House.
Farm hands arc wanted In Michigan.
Sixty thousand people irve id New Haven, Conn.
An English critic thinks thai coroners ought not to
wcrk by the piece.
When tbo fast train reached Chicago Rose Eytinge
lent Lawrence Barrett a beautiful bouquet.
A Paris, Ky., man telegraphed to his father in Ger
many and rocelved a reply within lour hours.
M. tialienga says that the rivers arn the cyosores of
Italy, and that the Arno is a disgrace to Florence.
Henry Waticrson denlea that he haa ever received a
penny Irom Mr. Ttlden or from any of Mr. Tllden'a
At Bangor, Me., the fnshionablo atnusoment is mak
ing excursions on the river on raits. One party num
bered 13a
The gossip about Theodore Tllton's being drunk
irinle lecturing in the West, results, when silted, In
Itevor of Tliton.
Sir J. Hantien, sn Englian Judge, says It is Impossible
?owadays to tell Irom a lady's manner whether she is
respectable or not.
Llborty, s.iys Montesquieu. consists principally in
the impossibility of being lorced to do a thing which
(he law doesn't command.
Mr. Bowles thinks that If the republicans noinlnato
?Washburne the democrats will pal Judge Davis against
?ltn so as to carry Illinois.
Womanly modesty lins been likened to an onion,
?rh?'h is composed of successive folds, and these being
?tripped off ono by one, there la lound to be nothing
The Athenmm, sn authority In musical matter*,
Stakes this mistake"M. Offenbach's first concert at
the Philadelphia Centennial Festival waa a very great
It Is claimed that the new treaty with the Sandwich
Islands will result In the extermination of the Islauders
by the irruption of Chinamen, who will work on sugar
Mrs. l.ivermore Is a motherly-looking woman of
?fly, and she saya that to a proposal ot m-irrtage girls
freqvently answer "Yes" wbeu they are aware that
they ongbt to anawer "No."
In Sunday morning's mall we received from Mr. J.
A. Pierce, ol Chicago, a copy of Thursday's New York
Ukrai.d which he bought in Chicago on that day at
ien minutes past ten o'clock V. M.
The danger of restriction in liquor selling in England
la said to bo that the moderate drinker wuttld be made
inromforiablo without beeping iho drutiknrd In m
felting all ihe liquor he wamod in nn underhand way.
John Macnlm I.udimv, in ail Kngllxh book, declares
that ihe Declaration of Indepenrienro has been a sotirco
ol inllnttc mischief, and that thn p.iH-ionate and do
elaraatcry rhetoric of That document hat loft s stain |o
till- hour on m??t of the political oratory and writing
Of the til lied States.
The Xxaminrr says that the want of breeding shown
by the average Englishman ot the lower middle class
?trlkes us .m less offensive than tho positive bad breed
ing constantly exhibited by many of the clam above
turn, who seem to think thetr position insecure unless
MMMI vttlk awMrctllMs lot?Uiwc?
From All Parts of the
Old World.
Italian Honor to American
French Workingmen Not Likely To Be Rep
resented at Philadelphia.
Paris, Jane 4, 1878.
The Droitt dr l1 Homme ssys tho proposed sending of
a workmen's delegation to the Philadelphia Exhibition
threatens to be a failure, as scarcely $10,000 havo been
eoilected, which will barely suffice for twenty-lire dele
A prisoner named Diord has been sentenced by court
martial to suffer death (or taking pait in the massacre
of tho Dominicans at Arcucil during the seigo of tho
Iaindo5, June 6, 1878.
A Paris despatch to the Daitg A'cwi says thero la
hope that Goorgo Sand Is now out of danger.
Madrid, Juno 4, 1878.
The bill suppressing the fUeros has been Introduced
la tho Senate.
COSSTITrnOKAL provisions.
It provides that nil Spaniards Fbnll be liable to mili
tary conscription and taxation alike, with these excep
tions:?Persons in the Basque Provinces who supported
King Alfonso during the late war aro exempted from
conscription lor ten years, and thoao who suffered per
secution for tho Alfonslst cause aro exempted lrom
payment of taxes for the same term.
Sar Sebastian, Juno 4, 1870.
General Qoesada has ordered the stato of siege In the
Province of Santandcr to be extended.
Several suspected Carllsts have been expelled from
Rows, Jane 4, 1878.
Klnc Victor Emmanuel has aecepted the Honorary
Presidency ol the Philadelphia commutes for th? erec
tion of a statue of Columbus.
London, June 5, 1878.
The Manchester Examiner publishes advices from
Moscow that the firm of Perponsboff Brothers, ex
tensively engaged In Siberian and Asiatic trade, have
failed, with liabilities estimated at 1,000,003 roubles
$800,000 gold.
CttKTKSSB, Wy. T., Jane 4, 1878.
Three men were killed by the Indians this morning
on Cedar Croek. fortv miles south of Sidney and twelve
miles west of Riverside. Tho Indians are thought to
have been Cbeyennes on their way north from Re
pabhend Valloy.
A courier who arrived at Fort Laramie to-dny from
the Red Cloud Agency reporta additional departures
of young warriors for the north.
Eight companies of the Fifth cavalry have been
ordered from tbo Department of Missouri to Fort
One hundred and twenty Snake Indians have be?n
enrolled at Camp Brown, all well armed, and have
I stnrtqri to meet General Crook to co-operate with him
In the campaign.
St. Loris, June 5, 1878.
Detachments of the Firth cavalry at Fort Gibson,
Indian Territory, and Fort Hayes, Kansas, aro nnder
ordors to proceed to tha Black Hills onuntry, and
will start as soon as relieved.by the Inrantrynow
m route to those posts from Fort Leavenworth. It is
i the Intention ol the government to mass all tho cavalry
in the Black Hills region and garrison tho frontier
I posts with infantry.
tbs ethos conmr board 07 chabities bell
Alh.ixy, N. y., Jobs 4, 1S78,
Governor Tl'.dcn baa deposited in tbe Secretary of
State's office the bill entitled, "An act to provido for
tbe creation of a Board of Charities and for a oetter
administration of tbe public charities in tbo county of
King*," with tbo memorandum, "Not approved."
The Governor procooda to nay:?
This bill ereatea a novrl and eccentric appointing power.
In which It vests tli? authority to appoint ? commission of
twelve persona, who ?hall be eorernora of the charities of
Kings connty. In the count? .luilj-e nnd the Sheriff
of the county, who nre to meet at the flheriira
ofticc and til agtres upon Iwelve persons who
are to constltnte atich commissloa, nnd If they do not acres
within ten daystbe I'ounty Judge is to appoint alx nnd the
Sheriff la to appoint atx ot the governors, and If either faili
lor twenty dara to appoint hla share, the governors ap
pointert are to fill the vacancies. These provisions,
in eflect, divide the appointments between the
Judex nnd tbe Sheriff. Thru officer* hare no
motive to make any sacrifice of preference fo* the pnrpou
of effect In pc nn agreement. The only conseqnence of not
agreeing is tbat ench of thane ortlcern will have the ab?oliits
power to appoint one half of the governor*. In prnctle*
nix governors will be named by the I'ounty Jndce and alx
by the Sheriff,
The practice whlrh ha* grown up In administrative boards
of dividing public traita among tbe Individual member* as if
there w.'ra it private property In the patronage Involved In
them la Itaelf an abn?e el power and a breach of Iran. I"hln
billeommanda such a distribution bet ween Iwo pnhlicofflrera
and for tlie psrpooe ot effecting (neb distribution iietween
two political parties it aaaamei ihat the main conalderatton
lalh ittheafoli.nl office should be fairly divided, and ig
Onrea the rl-his and interests of the public In the admlnlt
tratlon of offidal tmsts.
The con<titutien lart. 10. nee. 2) declares that all ofllce-s
of tin? description ot the Uoveraor* shall bo elected hv ttie
people or appointed by such local authority as the ronstitn?
lion shall direct. The intent of the constitution undoubtedly
la Ihat such officers shall not be in rfTct appointed
hv the 1,-vi.latnre through a circuitous device. Inn that
thev a:i*ll either be eho-en by the people of tne locality or
appointed l?y w?e nataral and appropriate organ of the
pecple of the locality.
It cannot he auppoeed that the people voted
for the bounty J ad* ? or tbe Sheriff In contempla
tion of the appointment hv those o (Beers of per
nors to govern the charltlea of the great county
of Kings. Tbe authority created by thla bill la conferre I un
them after ther were In office. There la notiiinir In the na
lure or Innetioueof their oIBimii to auinreat tbo propriety of
?ach a device.
After ahowtng Ihe evident unfltnem of the Sheriff for
the performance of stieb duty aa tlio bill requires of
lilm nnd the evil* of the character of legislation repre
sented in tbo bill, the Governor saya:?
Of all the gentleman who have favored the bill, with
whom I have ha-i Interview), none hava approved nnrh a
method of appointment na a permanent at stem, nor hare
any professed lo regard the Sheriff aa a nl or safe depoaliarv
of such a power, or offered nnr aort of Justification for a
scheme hitherto totally unknowa In tha laws or polity of
this Mate.
WAMtiiKiTOS, June 4, 1871.
Admiral Rodgnrs baa authorized a published state
ment thai part ooly of tbo cadets who recently resigned
at Annapolis were Involved In tha alleged robbery at
the Naval Academy. As all tbo names have been
extensively published without distinction It la just to
sav that CsMla John G. Mason, of Obio, and W. II.
t(sterhottt, of I'enosvlrania, wete out accused a* prin
cipalx, hut became involved aa witne-sea before ? boord
ot first class men, to wliM, instoad ot to a conn of
officers, the examination had lioen intrusted. Tboy
have ask id tbo Secretary *>f the Nary to reinstate
[ them to anawor such charges aa may bo prtfirrMl,
| wbicb, 11 la nndoratood, ha will 4%
NI AO ABA FALUJ, June 4, 187ft.
The Imperial party arrived h'-re this morning at
balf-pust eight o'clock. Owing to the destruction of
sonic bridge on the Pennsylvania Central Kailroad,
the Emperor and unite were obliged to pass through
Emporium and HufRUo. From the latter point a
H|>eiial train conveyed them to the Niagara station,
where they were wholly unexpected. After a short
delay, waiting for the arrival of carriages, the party
were driven to Fulton's International Hotel, where
rooms were already prepared for their reception.
Ills Majesty the Kmperor wishing to drive atonceto
visit ITospect l'ark, he was a little amaaed to find
that in a free country he could not do so until after
church hours. Their Majesties remained In the hotel
until the hour of service at the Catholic church,
where ho
with all the members of his suite. After divine ser
vice their Majesties drove down to the American
Falls. The Emperor was very much struck with
the magnificent scene presented, and said that
Niagara was hilly equal to all he had heard of it.
Comparing it with the grand Brazilian waterfall of
Paulo Affonso, His Majesty said that Niagara was
the more beautiful, but that IMulo Atlbnso, in savage
grandeur and mass of water, prevailed over its
American rival. The Empress also expressed her
self charmed with
of the Falls, nntl it was universally conceded by the
members of the suite that Niagara alone repaid the
troubles and annoyances of the voyage to see lt
As a souvenir of the imperial visit Ills Majesty
ordered that a photograph of the whole party should
be made, showing the Falls of Niagara in the dis
tance. The order was executed on the spot, and
several negatives of the Imperial party grouped
about the Emperor and Empress wero successfully
was then crossed, and Ills Majesty found himself on
Canadian soil, where he could .command a complete
view of the various falls. His Majesty, accompanied
by the Duke of Saxe Coburg, the Viscondo Dc Bom
Retlro, Vice Admiral De Umono and Chevalier
Arthur Macedo, descended the path leading undor
the Ilorse Shoo Falls and penetrated under
the Immense sheet of spray. His Ma
jesty leadlug the imperial party. Dressed
UP In yellow looking oil suits, the Imperial party
cut a strange tlgure and got thoroughly welt ban
tered by the Empress on the beauty of their per
sonal appearance. As there was a good deal ol
wind the expedition under the Horse Shoe was any
thing but pleasant, and before the visitors got back
they had been treated to
which was certainly cooling. Visits were then
made to the Museums, whose owners made a good
harvest. In the evening Goat Island was visited,
and their Majesties greatly admired the grandeur of
the rapids. They say the visit to Niagara has been
one of the most delightfnl incidents of their Ameri
can tour.
At. three P. M. to-morrow the Emperor, Empress
and suite start for Montreal, passing by rail to
Toronto, and thence down through the Thousand
Islands. The Duke of Saxe Cobourg returns to New
Yors. He will rejoin their Majesties at Philadelphia.
Havaxa, Jane 4, 1878
The town of Ciego de Avllla, In tho Jurisdiction ot
Santo Spirttu, was attaoked on the night of May 26 by
the Insurgent leader, Maximo Gome*, with 1,600 men,
most ot them mounted.
The place was defondod by a garrison 400 strong.
The insurgents were repulsod alter desperate fighting,
and retired without being pursued.
They lost thirty killed and aboot seventy wounded.
The Spanish casualties were two officers killed and
threo men wounded.
St. Louis, Jnne 4, 1878.
At a coroner's Inquest which was beld at Belleville,
III, yestorday, on tho bodies found in tho woods near
there on the 2d Inst., tho barkeeper of tbe Tiemann
House, of Belleville, identified them as thoso or a lam
ilv that stopped at that bouse from the 4th to the 31st
of May. The man registered as Josepn May, of Kvaos
villo Ind., and lclt a trurk at the Tiemann House, In
which was louort photographs or the deceased persons
and a hymn book with tbe name Christian Becker in
scribed therein. The supposition is that the woman
was a sister of tieorge Becker.
The verdict ol tho Jury was to tbe effect that May
shot tho woman ana child and then killed hlmselt It
is supposod that poverty led to the act.
the devouring element.
Pobtsjioctii, N. H., Jnne 4,187ft,
A grist and saw mill at Hampton, which is owned by
a Mr. Walker, was burned last night. The loss Is esti
mated at $8,00a Insurance small.
Bai.tibobs, Jnne 4, 187ft.
Tbe box laclory of J. IL Tbleuieyer & Co., which was
situated in Uhler's alley, between Charles and Hanover
streets, was burned this morning. I-oss. *14.000. It
was Insured In tho loliowing named companies ?ltoyal
Canadian; Bangor, of Maine, Allemxnia. ol Pltistmrg;
Sun, of Philadelphia; Oermanla. of Newark; Miglnia
State, and Standard, ol New Jersey.
I.bbason, N. H., Jnne 4, 187ft
Tho heaviest thunder storm whleh has occurred In
this vicinity for years passca over hero last night.
Three Inches of rain fell in two honrs. washing out tho
highways and badly damaging the crops.
struck the barn of J. (iorrish, whleh Is situated
about a milo from this village, causing a flr?? whleh en
ttrelv consumed both the barn and its contents. Mr.
Oerflsh's loss is ostimated at $3,000 and is partially
covered by insurance.
Was I)RrART*riT. )
Office op thb Cniicr jtmsAL Oppicbb, J
Wasiiisotos, Jute 6-1 A k. )
for Monday, In tbe South Al'antle States, rising
baromeior, eooior northwest winds, closr or clearing
weather will prevail.
For tbe Hull States, stationary or higher pressure,
diminishing northerly winds, shirting to warmer,
southerly on the coast an J generally clear weather.
For Tennessee and the Ohio Valley, stationary or
rising barometer, northwest to southwest winds, cooler,
loilowed by warmer, clear weather.
For the Upper Mississippi snd I^wer Mlssonrl val
leys, southerly winds, (ailing barometer, snd warmer,
cl<>ar weather
For the tipper lake region, westerly winds, cooler
followed by warmer, partly cloudy weather.
For the lower lakes, cooler north nnd west winds,
rising barometer and pertly cloudy westher.
For the Middle States, cooler northwest winds, rising
barometer, clear or partly cloudy weather, except pos
sibly on the Immediate const.
For Now England, falltnir followed by rising barome.
ter, northeast to northwest winds, cooler, cloudy and
rainy, followed l?y clearing weather.
Tho rivers will chango but liltle.
The following record will show the changes In tho
temperature lor the past twenty-four hours, In com
parison with the corresponding date ot last year, aa
indicted by the thermometer at liudnul'a pharmacy,
...... ?>?????- Wl m tm
3 x m. 57 ?? 3 :30 P. M 82 M
? a. M 57 ?? ? I' M 7ft 7:.
OA M ? 7ft U P. M ?W .0
12 M 7ft 84 12 P. M 0ft 70
Averago temperature yssterday
Average temperature for corresponding date last
INT. -
The Trip Safely Accomplished in Eighty
Hours and Twenty Minntes.
Details of the Concluding Portions
of the Journey.
tU* Fraxcisco, June 4, 1870.
The Jarrott * Palmer transcontinental train arrived
here at 9:39 A. M., local time, having left New York at
12:42 A. M., Now York tuno, on Thursday, 1st Inst. In
other words, the trip across tho Continent was made in
eighty hours and twonty minutes, calendar
time. The trip Klnco leaving Klko station,
where my last despatch was dated, was won
derful (or swiftness over mountain range and through
doep valleys. As each station was passed tho excite
ment grew apace, and tho party was received with
that enthusiasm and hospitality peculiar to tho Pacific
this sixcraa of thk trif
has caused grant siitisfM-tlon this stile of the Sierra*,
and, though the people are accustomed to great eflorta,
our Journey across tho Continent elicits wonder and
astonishment hero in Cnlltornla. Everybody sooms
surprised that tho party Is not fkttgued to a degree ot
exhaustion, and the ovation wo received was one
only to bo expocted on this sirio the Sierra
Nevadas. Indeed, the closicg semes of our journdy
woro more exciting than any that preceded, for we
wero treaiod moro like horoes from a battle field than
as men who had peaceably sat in a railroad ear to
bo whirled across tho Continont on half time.
Nono of tho passengers, sensible us they were
that the achievement was wonderful, ever dreamed
that tho people of a whole city wonld turn out m
matte, on a bright Sabbath morning, to wolcome eigh
teen or twenty gentlemen who would ruther slip oat of
sight than face a multitude of oxclted citlxons. But
so It Is. Ever since we set fool on the pavoments of
San Francisco wo havo been surroundod By
Tnttoaos or fkoplk
who, If any one opened his lips to a personal friend,
clustered about him, eagerly catching the few disjointed
sentences dropped by a speaker who had crossed the
American continont from the Atlantic to the Paciflo In
less than three days and a halt I now go back to
Klko and rosume tho
On leaving Klko at 4:25 P. M., alt#r bidding you
good night, we ran the same locomotive, No. 148, some
300 miles; yet not a Journal was heated, and the en
glno seemed to bo in excellent trim. The scenery,
though mado monotonous by tho eternal sago brash,
was sufficiently varied in formation to glvo renewed in
terest to this portion of the trip.
despite tho curves and grades was tremendous, tor wo
made flfty-flvo miles In flfty-four minutes on this divi
sion. At Carlin wo met tho eastern bound train thai
had left San Francisco Friday morn<ng so that, though
wo had scarccty a fourth of our Journey
uncompleted, this regular train had been
nearly thirty-three hours In doing a distance wo subse
quently accomplished In less than half the tlmo.
Several of the passengers wero residents of Now York
and as soon as we stopped they ran to tho
Hbralo correspondent and asked lor the latest
news. Thoir wonder cannot l>o described when
tho correspondent pulled from his pocket
copies of tho IlKKAi.n printed In the office Thursday
morning. Nothing more improasod me with tho
giguntlc strldo we had made in travel t.nan this Inci
dent Of course I cannot indulge in the luxury of
describing by telegraph the wonderful scenery along
the route of our Journey last night, so 1 will confine
myself to giving your readers
of our experiences having tho last sixteen hours of
our long and eventful ri?!o on a rail The Central
Pacific decided to run engino 149 from Ogden to Oak
land, opposite this city, a dlstanco of 881 miles. The
feat seemed impr>s.?iblo, yot U was accom
plished. It was, however, a risky experiment,
and none of the party would care to assist in another
such demonstration of mechanical power. It must
also be said that In using this solitary engine tho
Central lost fully ono hour in stoppage* consequent
upon the condition ot the locomotive, and thus robbed
us of that tlmo in crossing tho Continent. The officials
of the road wore, howovor, earnest and untiring
In their eflorts to secure success through tho entire
trip. To run such an engino nearly 1,000 miles was a
powerful test of iron and steel I sit in the Paiace
Hotel with a steady table, at last, under my hands. I
am free to confess that none of the party who knew
anything of railroad travel wero ignorant that the ex
periment was
A DAXG . aorS O.ia,
though we had at tho time no approbation
of danger, as the cars ran smoothly, and the caro taken
I by the officials was constantly manifrat. On the route
beyond Truckee we found Mr. Fellows, the Superin
tendent of the Sacramento and Oregon division, in
charge of the train, ho having on the day before
instructed tho officials along the line to Insuro our
safety. At Wmn^muo'-J Engineer R ce took charge of
tho locomotivo to Wudsworth, a distance ol 13ft miles
thence Engineer S. R. Jenkins had his band on the
levor a distance of 70 miles, .when Small re-entered the
oab and ran us Into Oakland sale and sound.
travelled by the locomotive from Ogden was 881 miles,
tho time 22 hours and 38 minutes; average speed per
nour, 40 miles. The fraction gained by tho preceding
four ronds over this averago was sufficient to moke the
for the entire trip fully forty-two miles per hour.
As there will no doubt be considerable controversy
ovtr tho actual lirao consumed on tbls trip, 1 subfect a
minute calculation furnished tuo by Professor Ueorgo
Davidson, Chief of the United States Service on this
const. It affords a clearer conception ot the time in all
Its phases than any am mat of descriptive writing I
might he tncllued to Indulge In.
Difference in longitudo in time between Jersey City
pier ant various points, on san Francisco Bay. Irom
the United Slutes Coast Survey record:
Oakland Point, west of Jersey City pier, 3b. 13m.
7s.; Oakland lerry slip, west of Jersey City pier,
3h. 13m. 10s.; Market street slip, west
of Jersey City pier, .In. J3m. 27?. With
the above da'a and tho reported time of the arrival of
tho lightning train this day wo obtain tho actual time
of running as follows ?Between Jersey City and Oak
land Point, lightning train left Jersey City pier June 1,
111. 3in. ; arrivoa at Oakland Point June 4, 9&. 22m.'
apparent running tlmo. 80b. 1Mb., and diflerence of
longitude, 3h. 13m. 7s.; actual timo occupied in running
botween Jersey City and Oakland Point 83 hours. S3
minutes 7 sooouds. Between Jersey City and leaving
Oakland ferry slip:?l.ightning train left Jersey City
pier June 1, 1 hour 3 minutes; boat left Oakland ferry
slip Juno 4, 0 hours 29 minutes; npparm,
running time, 80 hours 2f? minutes; add
difference ot longitude, 3 hours 13 minutes ]ft
second?actual tlmo occupied in running between Jer
acy City and Oakland ferry slip, within the corporate
limits of the city ot San Franciseo, 83 hours 39 min
utes 16 sccoRd3. Between Jersey City and Market
street ferry slip?Lightning train loft Jersey City pter
June 1, 1 hour 3 minutes; arrived at Market street ferry j
slip, San Francisco, 4th, 9 hours 43 minutes 18 sec
oods; apparent tinio, so hours 40 minute* 18 seconds;
add diflerence of longitude, 3 hours 13* minutes
27 seconds; actual time occupied In running between
Jersey City to Market street ferry slip, San Francisco,
83h. Mm. 46s.
By these calculations Hrrai.d readers will see that
we left New York city by the ferry at
12h. 43m. A. M., June 1; .arrived at Oak
land wharf, within flan Fraucisro limits, 9b. 29ia
on June 4. The time from Now York cliy to San Fran
ctsco, alter allowing for difference of time eiactly cal
cslated, waaNfc. 49m. Ma.; the time trom Jsney civ
to Han Fracdseo, actual time, din?renc? of longlt^^
allowed, 83b. SWn. l?s.
' J?>?P from tbe train in the city of San Fran
ciseo. As ibo morning papers bad lolttunlcd tbe
possible arrival of the party about ulne o'clock, tbero
waa a freal coocour.-e of people at the wharf
to witness the landing of ibe excursion lata, and
all along Market street tbe sidewalks were
thronged wltb citizens demonstrating their grati
llcation at tbe aale arrival ol tho ligbiutng train.
Aa Ibo carriages were driven into tho Inner court of the
Palace Hotel tbo crowd burst out with enthusiastic
shouts of welcome. Koyally could have received no
greater token of respect and admiration than were show
ered upon evory traveller a* he alighted from his car
riage. Tbe spacious office where we bad to roglsler our
names was at once Oiled wltb acrowd pushing lerward to
catch a glimpse of our dusty countenances. A dozen
bauds grasped out a, and we were In actuul danger
thereby. Tbero was associated with the curiosity
inamfcsted a very gratifying interest In our personal
safety, lor It could hardly bo ex|?rcted
that snoh a lengthy trip, at such remarkable
speed, could be accomplished without giving rise
to the apprehension that accident was at least possible.
oca atrKPTtox
was truly genuine, and improsscd us with the enthusi
asm of tho gonorous, hearty citizens of the Pacific
slope, whose better acquaintance we sball all bo glad to
cultivate during our sbort stay amoog them
Warren Iceland, the leasee, had prepared a breakfast
for the parly and wo found assomblod tho leading ctti
sens ot Man Francisco, beaded by Mayor Iiryunt, await
Itig our entrance. Alter a hearty meal tho prophesied
San Kranc.isco breakfast cauio to an cud with toasts and
congratulatory speeches by Atlantic and Pacific
speakers, who thus clasped bands across the entire
The enormous bundles of Thursday's lUau.ns
brought by your agent were meanwhile selling at
falmlous prices In tbo streets of the city, and thus
tho transatlantic journey was endod and passed into
the history of tho ceutennlal year.
Boston "Tho fast train across the Continent
natotally raises tho question, Why ,is it tbat fast
travelling on ibo rail Isn't more popular tu this
country ? Hiding at the rate of sixty or seventy miles
an hour is said by competent authorities to be no
more dangerous than riding at tho rate of forty or
Ofty miles an hour, and railroad kings like Coin
modoro Vanderbllt, Colonel Scott and John W.
(?arrett are uuoasy wben making less than a mile a
in initio, in Kngln'ud uiucb faster time is mado on the
railroads llinu in ibis country, the express trains over
the Great Northern Ksilroud usually making between
sixty-nine and seventy miles au hour. I lie Inchest
speed over attained on tho Kuglish rallwiys is seventy
eight miles au hour, wbllo In Ihls country the lastvst
lime on record wss mado by a train running Irom Syra
cuse to Kocliesior, N. Y., tbe distance?eighty-one
miles?having been aocoiupllshed in sixty-one min
Chicago Intru-Ocean, June 3:?"The special excur
sion train from New York to San Frsnctsco, which ex
pects to reach the latter place on ibo fourth day from
Now York, was whirling through New York, Pennsyl
vania, Ohio, Iudtaua and Illinois yesterday, and at this
writing seems likely to accomplish its feat. It rnn 444
miles yesterday wlttioul stopping?a (oat unexampled,
as Mr. lioyd telegraphs, In the history of tbe world.
1 he train arrived in tills city at ten o'clock last night,
and a lew minutes later the Nkw York Hkkai.o ol yes
terday morning was delivered at this oiBco,"
Clinton (Iowa) Age:?"The Nrw York Hrrald of
yesterday, June 1, 1870, was rcceivod here at hslf past
one A. M. this morning, having been carried 1,061
miles in twenty-ono hours and iorty-flvo minutes, a
leat never belore performed and probably for some
years will not be rupoatod. As a matter ot
record and for further Information about
tho lost train, wo feproduco in tho columns
ot the Age of this dale, Jane, 2, Is 70, an
article from tbe Nkw York Hkkai.d of Jnno
1, 1870. This article was put in type before two
o'clock, and at ten minutes past two A. M. tbo Agr.
will go to press and will lie distributed throughout tho
cttv, so that we place upon tho pre mites of our city
subscribers extracts from the Nkw York Hkrai.d.
clippyd Irom tho paper itself, which paper was primed
only some twenty-llvo hours boloro the samo was re
produced In the Clinton Age."
Fort Wayne (Ind.) (SatrtU:?"For tho flrst tlmo In
tho history ol tho world tho New York morning papers
woro rocelved in this city boforo sunset of the saino
day. On yesterday ovening at seven o'clock wo re
ceived the New York IIkiiai.u of Juno 1, addressed to
tho (iaxettf, eighteen hours from tho time It loft tho
press. DcuDtlt, the proprietor of the I1bkali>, bas the
eccrgy and push to bo cuceesslul, and tbe prosperity
of tbe Hkram> isu living witness to his unlirlngenergy.
Tbe IIkralii was earned from Now York on Jurrctt 7c
Palmer's last transcontinental train which .'eft tbat
city yesterday morning for Sau Kranclseo,
wnero it will arrirn li. three days and tweivo
hours. Such an undertaking, if predicted even twenty
years ago, would have been considered chimerical. A
trip Irom oceun to ocean In eighty-lour hours. The
llr.st nineiy miles w.is made In ono hour and forty min
utes. The train was on time st this city. Twenty-four
passengers were on hoar.', including tho correspond
entsof tho London Times, the Journal tin l)rbau and
the 11erim>. The train consists of a locomotive, a
baggage car, a combined commissary and smoking ear
and a Pullman palace hotel oar. There arc but live
principal stopping places between New York ond San
Francisco, 'fnis trip no doubt will stand as the fsstost
timo and longest continuous run on rocord for years to
In 1871, Mr. W. U. Vanderbllt, who was West, having
been telegraphed to moot tho Commodore in Albany,
left Chicago on a special train, and at Cievelund at
tached to the regular "Atiantio express," which ha-l
been hold there two hours. This train consisted of
eleven cars, but It made up tbo timo lost, so that the
whole run Irom Chicago to Albany was mado in
twenty hours, and to New York In twenty-four hours.
The peculiarity of this run was tbat, out of tho whole
distance of 081 miles, tsH) miles were mad - with a
regular train, mach above average stee, making all
tbe stops on the timo table to act down and reeoive
passengers and baggage.
lu 1872 Mr. W. H. Vanderbllt, accompanied by somo
other persons connceted with the road, left buffalo on
a special train at twolve noon, and reached Albany at |
twenty minutes 10 six P. M., r-tining a distance of
300 miles in 340 mlnutos, including stoppages. Tbe
speed of this train while In motion was uniformly
sixty miles an 'hour, the extra forty mmuies boing
consumed In the stoppages. No especial preparations
were made for this run, and It may bo considered one
of tho fastest on recortl.
Tb'e IIkiiai.u aarly In tho present year ran a spoctal
trnln from Niagara Falls to Syracuse, a distance of 15S
miles in 1A7 minutes, making two stoppages. Allowing
four minutes lor each of tbase stoppages tbe running
speed of ihis train was uiioul sixty-four miles per hour
and eonsldeilng tbe distance run at that rate, and the
Mericimess ami comfort of the train ft may fairly bo con
sidered tbe best run ever mado.
On the second day of last month a "special" was
ruu from New York to carry tho directors and others
to tbe l,ake Shore election at Cleveland. ? The distanen
Is tUfl miles, snd the limn between termini was thir
teen hours nnd ten minutes?being an average speed
of forty-eight mile-' an hour, including stoppages. The
continuation, at the same average, to Chicago would
have nude tho time to that place about twenty and
one-half hours.
The-e trains were spcelat only in that they were not
Ou time schedules, but they, and a large number of
others like them, were rnn without any previous prep
aration. Of the regular trams iliere wss the IIsrai.o
train run during the summer of 137ft, which made
many long dashes, including one of ttiirly-Ove miles, at
tner.iteol sevsiity-flve miles per hour. The "fast mall" j
Is, however, the most striking example of a rapid regu
lar train; Its time Ik I ween New York aod Cleveland,
KM inil'-s, is fifteen hours and lifteen minutes, tbe
average speed, Including stoppages, being forty-one
miles per hcur. This rale Is somewhat reduced beyond
Cleveland, as there is more time to spare, but If con
tinued lo Chicago, as would be perfectly easy, it would
reach Ihst place in a III Ile less than twenty.foor
hours. It now makes it In twenty-six hours. Tola .
train has four large and hesvy cars and carries from I
thirty to forty-five tons of mall matter, and It haa lo i
be run with a steadiness of motion that will enable Ibo
postal clerks lo do fbeir work almost ss well as ihey
could in an ofTlrn. On Its lirst trip it consisted of five
cars and made a numtior of extra stoppages,
but tho time was accurately maintained. During the
period ol noarly nine months In which ft has now been
running, ihere liavo been but three or fonr occasions
when it wax not precisely on time. There is not, prob
ahlv. an example any*hero ?f such perfect success in
running a heavy train at a high rate of speed. Tbe
people connected with Ihe railway mall serviro of the
|-ost Oftice Department, who have made extensive In
vestigations of the subject, say that, all (mints consid
ered. this train has not its equal in the world.
CnnTR.igK, Wjr. T., June 4, 1117ft
A young lady named Jennie Martin, fifteen years of
age, while walking on Kddy street, of this city, last
evening about eight o'clock, In company with a lady
friend, was shot in the head and Instsatly killed by a
negro noy, aged twulve years. Tbo lad is now in Jail,
and the evidence is almost conclusive that he a red the
shot Irom s pistol, bat whether InioalloMUy or from
what mtiri m ankaown.
liosroM, Jnnfl 4, 1S70L
During tho storm last uuhv the schooner H. &
Barnes broke from ber anchorage at Rocklaod, Me.,
and weal ashoro. Sho Ilea In an exposed situation,
full of water.
8am fUKINO, June 4, 1876.
O'Leary, the pedestrian, on tho l?t mm. sent a chaV
lenge to Vuughan, of Cheater, England, who recently
walked 120 mile* inside ol twenty-four hour*, to walk
two matches, one of twenty-lour hour* ind one ot Nix
day*, either in the United Suite* or England, for?MQ
to ?1,000 a aide.
A great champion velocipede contest for t'M. be
tween D. Stanton, the champion or Eogland, and Wilt
mm Butler, champion of Kentucky, will take plane at
tin' Americau Institute Rink, Sixty-third street and
Third avenue, on Thursday, the 8th InaL The dmtanc*
i* twenty nnlef, and the raco wilt commenca al
eighto'ciock P. M
The first annual excursion of the At. Peter's B. and
D. Association will bo made on Thursday next The
tug boat II. II. Edge and the barge Caledonia will leawi
Vanderbllfg landing, Siaten Itland, at eight JL tL(
Stapleion Hi teen minutes later, and an on around tb<
Island, stopping at each landing, till Elm Park It
reached at ten o'clock. There will be no postponement
evon if the weather should prove stormy, and the pro.
coeds of ilie afluir will he devoted to the benefit ol tb?
church Iroin which the association takes It* name.
At Elm I'nrk, on Thursuny next, Esther Barry'i
parishes will also hold their annual pirn la A steamel
will leave the font of Whitehall street every hour oa
that day lor the Park.
Yesterday afternoon tho pastor and congregation ol
St. Mark's (colored) Mission of Williamsburg repaired
to Canarsto Bench for the purpose of baptizing a num
ber of onnvorts who had recntly Jrined the churcU
Tho tniBslon is Methodist, hut they believe that th<
eunuch that Phillip baptized In the wilderness went
down Into tho water, and that, therefore, they must da
Tho announcement of the ceremony attracted a cob
slderable crowd, mainly ol Irroverent whites, whose de
rogatory remarks was the only thing that mirrod tna
ceremony. Ono male and six females were baptized,
during tho afternoon by lie v. Thomas G. Vettnb, as
stated by Deacon Thomas Brown, tho efleet on the bap
tized being to ralso them to an cxtatlc condition, which
lound vent in shout or r-oog or dance, one woman na
her wiiv to the shore tailing prone Into the water. Th?
people of Canaroe seemed averse to the ceremony and
it was only ulter urgent entreaty that the pious eol
ored people ware enabled to hire a stable is
which to elVect their toilets. Their ordinary wearing
apparel was exchange*! for a long robe of black serge
extruding from the neck to the ankle, the bottom hem
being filled vritW shot to hold it down lu the water.
Alter everything bad been arranged tho pastor stood at
tho edge of the water and appealed to the crowd to deal
gently with them, and If they had no respect for the
day or tbe ceremony to act both in word and deed as II
they were ladies and gentlemen. Tho appeal was
effective, except In one instance, nnd the man
ofionding wos so profanely abusive that he was led
away by other white men. Wr. Veitch then
entered the water, and remained there about 150 feet
from the shore until seven had been baptised, Deacon
Brown escorting 'hem from and to the shore. Most of
the women were young, and after being baptlr.ed
seemed greatly affected, either bv the water, tbe cere
mony or tho unique singing by the choir and congrega
tion, who stood on tho shore disputing their position
with the rising tide, and raising their voices tit wild
melodies duringjhe entire service. At any rate they
seemed possesses for tho time being with an oxcen of
vitality that impelled tbem to shout nnd jump In tbe
water and on the shore until, wiped down, they hud
rosumed tlielr ordinary apparel and were rcody for the
bomewtrd train. Thirteen more converts will be hap*
tized the Drat Sunday In July.
A cable telegram from London, under date of lhl|
morning, reports tho occurrence ot tbe death of Joha
H. ScourQeld, member of Parliament for Perabrok*
shire. Mr. ScourQeld was Rlxly-etght years of ago. Hi
was tho only son of tbo Into Owen Phillips, Esq.,ol
Wllliamstowu, but adopted the surname of ins mother,
Ann Elizabeth Scourlicld, daughter of Henry *Kcour
field, Esq., of Kobcson Hall, Pembrokeshire.
He wss educated at Harrow and Oriel College, Oxlord,
and graduated Barbolor of Arts, third class to classics,
in 182S, and Master ot Arts in 1833. In tho yenr lMKi
he obtained a royal license authorizing him to assume
tbo name of ?c*>urllclri. He served as High Sheriff of
Pembroke In the year 183a Ho represented tbe con
stituency of Haveriord-wost from the luonlb of July,
1X.W, till tho month of November, lsffl, when ho wae
elected member lor Pembrokeshire. In politics be wag
a conservative-liberal.
Commodore Vnnderbllt whs In a decidedly Improved
rondillon yesterday. His appetite was slightly In
proved, and he partook pparinglv or peaches and straw,
berries tn addition to bis beef tea. He was sleeping
soundly at midnight.
Annio 0'IIira, a married woman, aged thlrty-Ave
years, ot No. 348 Hast Seventeenth street, baa boen
cepnmted from lior husband two years. A few days
ago sbe visited Pntlndclphla and found blm living with
another woman. Upturning home she threatened to
commit suicide, and early yesterday morning ran Ml
ol tbo houso with the intention of drowning horcclf at
tlie foot of Nineteenth street. Sbe wax prevented by
an officer, who had her removed to Hellevue Hospital,
where it wns found that sho was insane. She wai
oonslgnd to the cells.
Profearor C. Lissen, the greatest of European San>
scrlt seljolnr#, died at Bonn last month, aged seventy,
tlx. His great work was his "Indtechendlaoho Alter*
thumskunilc," In four volumes.
ilary Wolstonecralt Is tiio subject of some blograpt.
col papers In the fortnightly U'vitw.
A life of Henry Thomas Buckle, by Mr. A. B. Hath,
who accompanied him la tbo Eastera tour, which tor
miuated In his life, is In tbo pross.
M. Kenan has published an Interesting volume of
'?Dialogues et Fragments l'bllosophique* "
Archbishop Manning's new work, '"The Glories of
the Sacred Heart," will be Issued In this country by
the Catholic Publication Society.
A new and great book lor music lovers will be Rleb*
ard Wagner's "Leben und Wirlten," by Carl F. Glasen*
nap, to be published at I<oipzig.
Dr. Charles Rau's entertaining and Instructive setea>
tlflc papera on ?'Early Men in Europe" are joat e?
from the press of Harper A Bros.
la to keep the porea open. Olesi'd rtui.mrn Soar does It
Hill/a flAltc Dr*. black or brown. ft ? rent*.
summer. "Alaska Casshnere," tlie nv?t chaate and elegant ?
aprciinen " ( a trentlemaa'i dress If at we laare vet seen. Trj
thorn, at II* Na'ami at. ______
A be*nett"buu.dino. *
S3 (npeelaJtr One Derby's). 1ft New Church St.. w%
Rant 4th at., for hralUi. comfort and laxary.
silk Hi. a arte Tacas. Hold only by KI.AsTIC TIDM COR
I'AN /, hm:i Broadway; wora eaay nlirbt and day; peraua
aently cure* ruotnre.
The varjr beat, (1 lor fti. Nut tha allghtest obligation to take
or keep any ol KKRP'ri Shirk nnlea* perfectly satisfactory.
571 Broadway, and 031 Areu at., Philadelphia.
soda WATtR"apparatus for""MAKUW all
Aerated Beveragea. JOHN MATTHKWS, lat If.as4*kk
si., city.
Wigtaaker and Importer of lfaman Hair, 44 Bast 1Mb it.
Wa ara the only makers in the united Mates of tbe Wnvss
llnrswa dm. with ahlit and drawer* combined; tbe lege
reach below tlm knee, arma to the elbow; very light la
welgln. atMnrbing littla water, feat eolora and very darabie:
oar pr.eea to tha trada are low ; made In tour aisea, assorted
shade-. one dvaen aultt In box; aend for samples; single
sails ?l ft" and ft 7ft, ace>rdlng to alse. U. W. ttlnMORR
A HI IN. 3*4 Xnttli at.. It< ai, n.
IHEWf I'D If liiCAftOlk. ~r
Pabllabed thU tay,
Priee 9X
J swccesefal treatment .ent free.
I?r- HRoW.N A sToDDAKD. No. A West 14tb St.
O oed Life." a treatise exelaaatory of tha caases, with In
airactiena for lbs aarresafol traatmeat ol Weaknesa, Lew
Kpirita, .Narvoaa Rxhaaatlon, Maaealar DeMHtr and Pre.
meters Deetlaa la Msbssd; priee Sua. Mdraea the tMkiA M.
Dr. b. db t. evmaa.mt wm m*m ? *

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