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THE DAILY HERALD, published every
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THB MIOHTY DOLLAR, at 8 P. M. W. J. Florenea.
at 8P.1L
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THE KERRY GOW, at 8 P_M. _
at 8 F. M.
VARIETY, at 8:1ft P. M.
From our reports this morning ihc probabilities
art that the u eat her to-day %Dili be partly cloudy
and foggy.
During the summer months the Herald tetS
be sent to subscribers in the country at the rate
of tventy-five cents per week, free of postage.
rrumpt and regular delivery of the Hiiilo
by jast mail train* ori.ert must be tent aired to
this office. Postage free.
Wall Stbeet Yestebdat.?Stocks were
firm and active. Gold opened at 112 1-8
and closed at 112 3-8. Money on call was
supplied at 3 1-2 and 3 per cent Government
bonds were strong, railway bonds generally
Bteady and investment shares, with the ex
ception of New Jersey Central, steady.
A Pigeon-Shooter's experiences in Eng
land, as related in an interview elsewhere,
will yield some pleasant information to oar
wing shuts.
The Anti-Tammanyites are out already
with enthusiasm for the St Louis nomina
tions. The hall with the big Indian on top
is still silent and gloomy.
Bedloe's Island is to have the greater
part of its gunpowder taken away, so that
the nervous citizens who have not slept
easily since the Bergen tunnel explosion
h >ve a prospect of some repose.
The Fbench Wohkinumen who form the
aixint gardt of the labor delegates from France
have gone about the work of seeing tho city
in a manner not calculated to alarm in the
least M. Buffet himself.
The Detectives of the Secret Service
Bureau have made an important capture of
counterfeiters in Brooklyn, where these
artistic engravers of "bogus" bank bills were
doing a thriving business.
The Preparations for the Yale-Harvard
race at Springfield to-day show that no pains
have been spared to make it interesting.
Our despatch in another column describes
and comments on the latest practice of tho
rival crews.
The North and South have united to '
celebrate the famous victory of Fort Moul- j
trie, won a century ago in the harbor of
Charleston, S. C. It is pleasant to note that
the memories of our recent fratricidal war
*re being completely obscured by those of
the struggle that ushered in our national
The Ibish 11iflemkn have been busy with i
the work of selecting their team. Of the I
ten names given in our special cable do- 1
spatch as having made the highest scores in
two days' competitions but two are those of
the Irish team that came here in 1674. The
records made by the others are very high.
Mr. Fenton, whose name is second on the
team list i* the winner of the American
Challenge Cup.
Diminished Temperattre, due to the west
erly after winds which follow the movement
eastward of areas of low barometer, such ns
that which has passed off our Atlantic coast,
gave ns a breathing spell yesterday which
enabled us to recruit alter the exhausting
experiences of the previous five days, al
though by comparison with the records of
last year we find that tho weather is now
normally warm. Still, the change from
oinety-fivo degrees at three o'clock on Tues
day afternoon to eighty-four degrees at the
same hour yesterday is a dccidcd relief. The
eases of sunstroke reported probably origi
nated during the recent hot days, and the
system, being weakened by a steady increase
\of heat, was unable to resist its intiuence.
The Sad Stobt of a poor woman who has
suffered wrong at the hands of a sowing ma
chine company which we publish elsewhere
?bows that the case of Bridget Barry is by
BO means a solitary one. She paid fifty dol
lars in instalments on a machine sold to her !
for sixty-five dollars, and probably costing
the manufacturers not more than fifteen to
'twenty dollars. Her machine was taken
away on a temporary stoppage oi the instal
?K'ftts, and when afterward sho offered the
fifteen dollars balanoe was told she should
pay in addition six dollars and a quarter for
??removing the machine." As this was out
ot her power she has neither seen machine
nor money since. If this is not extortion
ftom the poor we should like to sea a defi
nition of tho term.
Tk? Democr?tle PUtlbrra aid Csadi
The St. Louis platform differs from ordi
nary party manifestoes of the kind in the
marks it bears of perfect unity of composi
tion. In point of fact it is the work of one
skilful hand?that of Mr. Man ton Marble?
and was adopted almost precisely in tho form
of his original draft It is framed with great
artfulness, especially on the financial ques
tion, all the ingenuity of the author having
been exerted to give it the appear moe of a
compromise while making it substantially
a hard money declaration. Mr. Marble's
refusal to serve on the committee was a
diplomatic stroke for shielding the plattorm
from suspicion, and the protest signed
by Mr. Dorsheimer and other Eastern
delegates was conceived in the same
intention of smuggling a wooden
horse into the soft money Troy. Mr.
Ewing was astute enough to detect the arti
fice, but powerless to frustrate it Behind
the concession on the Resumption act, which
was intended as a mask, the platform com
mits the democratic party to a resumption
of specie payments. This is apparent both
on an analysis of its artful lnnguage and in
the circumstances which attended its adop
W? will first consider its cunning phrase
ology. It denounces "the failure for the
past eleven years to make good the promise
of the legal tender notes, the non-payment
of which is a disregard of the plighted faith
of the nation." This arraignment of the re
publican party for its long neglect to redeem
the greenbacks is an implied admission that
resumption of specie payments has been too
long delayed and an indirect promulgation
of the hard money creed. There would be no
sense or consistency in denouncing the re
publican party for its failure to redeem the
greenbacks unless redemption is regarded as
sound policy. The platform goes on to
"denounce the improvidence which in
eleven years has taken from the people thir
teen times the amount of the legal tender
notes without accumulating any reserve for
their redemption." This virtually commits
the democratic party, if it comes into power,
to accumulate a reserve for paying the legal
tender notes; for if the neglect is a reason
for displacing the republicans the democrats
are bound to adopt a different course. The
platform further proceeds to "denounce the
financial imbecility and immorality of that
party which, daring eleven years of peace,
has made no advance toward resumption."
These three separate denunciations involve
mach needless repetition, the idea being
identical in them all and the rhetorical vari
ations adding nothing to its force. It would
have been bolder and better to have said
once explicitly what is said so often by im
plication. If the platform had unequivocally
pledged the party to begin at once the accu
mulation of a stock of gold for the redemp
tion of the Legal Tender notes, and to repeal
the legal tender act as soon as this stock be
comes sufficient, it would have established a
more Bolid claim to public confidence. But
in this courageous form it might not have
been adopted, and so a wholesome medicine
is sugar-coated with the artfal rhetoric and
diplomatic finesse whjch made it more easy
for the soft money patients to swallow. It
is, nevertheless, a very tolerable hard money
If there could be any doubt on this point
after an examination of its language the
doubt would be removed by the opposition
made to the platform both in the committee
and the Convention. The text, both of the
republican and the democratic platform, re
quires some commentary to fix its meaning,
and the best commentary is found in the
action of the respective conventions. The
Cincinnati platform demands "steady
progress toward speoie payments,"
bat when a motion was offered
to make thi* vague declaration more
explicit by committing the party to resump
tion in 1879 it was voted down by a large
majority, which was an abandonment of the
Resumption act. The democrats stand on
precisely the same ground although they
have reached it in a different way. They
openly demand the repeal of the resumption
clause in that act and virtually pledge their
party to accumulate a stock of gold for re
sumption. The opposition of the soft money
men shows that in their view this is the real
dritt of the platform. Although the two
platforms are substantially alike on this sub- j
ject more praise is due to the democrats be- '
cause St. Louis made an advance and Cin
cinnati a retrograde movement in reaching
the same position. The republicans made a
virtual retreat from the Resumption act,
whereas the democrats got a better and more
united expression in favor of hard money
than they have been able to secure
during the session from their members of
Congress. Both parties stand on the same
groan d, but it is more creditable to have
reached it by an advanco than by a retreat.
The question can have no effect on the oanvoss,
and Governor Tilden and Governor Hayes
being both sound hard money men there is
no reason lo fear a revival of the soft money
craze, let the election go as it will.
The only other part of the democratic plat
form which is of any significance in the can
vass is tho declaration on "the Heathen
Chinee." St. Louis has outbid Cincinnati
for the vote of the Pacific States, and the
abhorrence of Chinamen being a fierce and
pervading passion on tho Pacific coast very 1
likely some political capital can be made out
of it. The civil service declaration in the
St Louis platform is mere cant. The author
of the platform would be laughed at if he
should seriously expresa the opinion
that Mr. Tilden, if elected, will retain all
the republicans in subordinate offices against
whom no objection oan be made but their
This election will be but slightly affected
by tho platforms; it will turn chiefly on
party spirit and zeal and the personal
strength of the candidates. The second
place on the democratic ticket was given to
Hendricks with reference to the October
elections. Governor Tilden is tho most un
popular candidate that could have been se
lected for running in Ohio and Indiana, and
it was the aim of the Convention to impplo*
ment him with a man who is more accept
able to the democracy of those States.
There ia probably no expectation of carry- j
ing Ohio against Governor Hayes, but if {
Indiana can be saved Hendricks has a bet- I
ter chance of doing it than any other second
name that conld have been pnt on the
ticket If Indiana goes democratic in Octo
ber it will break and soften the blow which
is pretty sure to come from Ohio ; bnt if the
party lfeses both of those States it will have
scarcely a chance of carrying New York, and
the contest will be virtually decided before
any State votes for Presidential electors. We
see no reason why Mr. Hendricks should
hesitate to accept the nomination, for if he
is beaten he can attribute his defeat to the
unpopularity of Tilden in Indiana, while, if
he succeeds, he will have the credit of saving
the State, and the dignity and salary of a
very high station.
Except in Ohio and Indiana Governor
Tilden is probably the strongest candidate
everywhere outside of New York which the
Convention could have nominated. Whether
any other candidate would make a better
run in this State is a point on which opin
ions have differed and will continue to differ.
Almost any other democrat would have cor
dially reunited the party in New York, but
no other has such a thorough knowledge of
the State or could approach Mr. Tilden in
the political activity and dexterity with
which he will conduct his own canvass.
His extraordinary capacity as a party tac
tician will make him formidable, and his
success in managing State conventions,
and more recently in outmanoeuvring
all rivals and opponents at St. Louis,
will inspire great confidence in his
resources. His skill as a politician will give
his party faith in their leader, and this is
sometimes worth as much in politics as in
battle. He will have a powerful coadjutor
in Governor Seymour, whose unbounded
popularity and persuasive eloquence will be
potent in healing the recent dissensions.
Highlanders do not follow the chief of their
clan with more devotod zeal than the New
York democrats follow Horatio Seymour.
And yet, with all Tilden's dexterity and
Seymour's speaking, the contest in this
State will be close and doubtful, with the
chances rather against the democrats.
PriiM Milam Takes the Field.
Prince Milan, of Servia, is a mere youth,
but the eyes of Europe are following him in
his march from Belgrade to join his army on
the frontier. The announcements of Mr.
Disraeli and Lord Derby to the English Par
liament yesterday upon the matter keep the
point in view that the blow has not yet been
struck which may precipitate a European
conflict, but the believers in peace at any
price cannot gather bope from the tone of
the Ministers' remarks. By far the most im
portant conclusions can be drawn from what
they did not say. We find no as
sertion that in the event of war Eng
land will feel called upon to interfere
openly. For all the display of energy
that Disraeli has made, it woald seem
that prudence has advised a neutral atti
tude so long as the war 4,s only between
Turkey and the small Canubian States.
Perhaps the English Cabinet believes that
Turkey is still able to cope with her revolted
subjects and vassals. If so'she is likely to
be rudely undeceived. That the Turks can
fight is beyond question ; but that in face
of their failure to crush the rebellion in
Herzegovina and Bosnia they can success
fully face the Servians as well is very doubt
ful. It must be remembered that Russia is
secretly behind the Servians and rebels,
and that she can aid them with money
without inconvenient qnestions being asked
?at home. Foiled in het first plan to crush
out Turkey under the weight of three em
pires, by the resoluteness of Disraeli, she
has fallen back on the safer but less direct
mode of setting the Servians to pull her
chestnuts out of the fire.
In the events since the rejection of
the Berlin note by England the work
of hidden hands reveals itself on every
side. When the inner history of the over
throw of Abdul-Aziz on one side and the
declaration of war by Servia on the other
comes to be written it will be seen that the
era of subtle and unscrupulous diplomacy
did not end with Talleyrand. These
events are moves on the Eastern chessboard
made respectively by England and Russia
playing under the table, but beyond the fact
that Sultan Mourad and Prince Milan change
their positions in the game the general pub
lic is at a loss for the true details. In the mo
ment of suspense before the first gun is fired
there may intervene another of those myste
rious moves. We should not be surprised
to see Montenegro, the other Russian pawn,
moved over the Turkish lines, while, if Ger
many is about to make a deal with Russia,
Roumania may be put forward. This last
move is questionable as yet; but from the
i first crossing of Turkish and Servian bayo
nets we may recognize that England and
Russia are at war, although vicariously.
Thjc Champion Jokk of the horse car com
panies is that made by Judge Comstock yes
terday in arguing against a rapid transit
road on Sixth avenue. Having painted all
the wrougs the company would endure if a
road were built he drew smiles of pity from
the listeners by saying The defendants
propose to run noisy trains of cars over
head, and the plaintiffs claim that their
passengers should not sutler from this
nuisance." Never before has a man got up
with a solemn face to express such tender
ness on behalf of the companits for their
passengers. Wc fancy we see a horse car
j director weeping at the thought of the pas
; sengers in a sardine-packed car having their
I ears tingled by the noise of a car over head.
Jam them in, crush them together until
decency is outraged, health endangered and
their fares collected, bat let there be no
noise over head. With such stuff as this the
chartered plunderers of New York seek to
stop rapid transit.
A Ccmots Qvestion is Law arises out of
the loss of the City of Waco, in Galveston
Bay, in November, 1875. A husband and
wife named Rogers were among the ill-fated
passengers, and the heirs of both are con
testing a claim to a sum of money left in
bank by Mrs. Rogers. The case turns on
the question, Which died first, the husband
or the wito ? If the former, then her next of
kin can claim the pioney. If the latter, then
the husband bccame her heir-at-law, and his
next of kin has the best claim. It is a diffi
cult matter to settle this ease under the cir
Some Hints to thfl Campaign P*U.
In the nominations for President and Vice
President the interests of the stamp orators
have been better looked after than those of
the campaign poets. When the lqte Horace
Greeley said, sarcastically, to Tliurlow Weed
after the Convention of 18(50, "Let me write
the campaign songs of a party and I don't
care who makes the nominations," there was
more poetry than truth in the Suge of Chap
paqua's remark. The founder of the Trib
une wrote some versos in his youth, but
never claimed to be a poet. He was, how
ever, fond of singing?
W Hat mean* tins great commotion.
Motion, motioo.
Thu whole lend through T
ending up with "Tippecanoe and Tyler too."
And as he hummed into Mr. Weed's ear?
For Van
la a used up man,
we have no doubt the latter turned away in
disgust Turning from those musical mem
ories of the log cabin and hard cider time to
the cacophony of "Tilden and Hendricks"
and the rhyming difficulties of "Hayes and
Wheeler," we shed a tear for the campaign
poets of our day. The howling radical upon
the stump can divide the unmusical demo
cratio ticket on his lips if he cannot conquer
it at the polls ; he can roll out " 'Bah for
Hayes and Wheeler" like a bugle blast The
whooping democrat can put "Samuel J."
before his Tilden and "Thomas A." before
his Hendricks, though he may not put either
in a rosy light before his hearers. But the
poets, alas ! they must double and squirm
around their respective tickets to project
them into the heaven of verse, as the salmon
takes his tail in his mouth to jump up a
For the past ten days the republican poets,
although hard at work, have been unable to
grind out a "Hayes and Wheeler" refrain.
Bhymes for Hayes they found plenty as
blackberries, and, despairing of iinding a
decent rhyme for Wheeler, they have let
loose upon us an avalanche of poems?bless
the mark!?which ran from "blaze" until they
ended in "craze." There has been a perfect
fog of long' *a" rhymes since this Scotch Hayes
has covered the land. Now, however, with
two tickets before the people, the poets are
on their mettle. We have received two
poems already on Tilden and Hendricks,
which we publish as terrible examples to
warn our poets forever from wrestling with
such jaw-breaking subjects for verse. One
is from a republican ; the other is from a
democrat. They are equally infamous. The
republican monster writes:?
The fight they'll all get killed in,
Tlio' they dodge about aod blend tricks;
We'll scalp old Sammy Tilden
ADJ likewise Tommy Hendricks.
The democratic demon utters the follow
ing discordant shriek:?
Oar ticket wants no gildln'.
In the chine we'll Hike the ttn trick*;.
Hurrah lor Main my Tiideu
And a tiger lor Tom Hendricks.
The last line of the democratic horror be
trays its source. The Tammany tiger was
all along for Hendricks, and is now repent
ant enough to hurrah for Uncle Samuel.
Another democrat has dodged the full names
on his ticket and taken refuge in the first
syllable of our respected Governor's name.
It is altogether too free and easy, and takes
the liberty of speaking for Mr. Tilden in a
manner he could not approve. It begins as
I'm happy as a clam;
My name is Uncle Sara,
And 1 don't care a button
For Wheeler or lor Hayes.
Now for our hints. We advise the poetB
not to put either the easy rhymed Hayes,
the sinister rhymed Wheeler, the mutilat
ing Tilden or the impossible Hendricks at
the end of their lines. Hide them safely
where quantity alone is to be wres
tled with. Unfortunately, they must be
crammed in somewhere, or Hamlet would be
out of the play and the poets lose their occu
pation. Let them, therefore, fasten like bar
nacles upon some catching, sonorous word to
rhyme with, and then they need not trouble
about putting any sense into their verses.
At a tremendous outlay of handkerchiefs to
mop our forehead, with three small boys
gracefully waving enormous fans and a
swift succession of cooling drinks, we have
evolved the following as a hint to the dem
ocratic poets. We give them their catch
word. It is:?
Reform! Reform 1
Give it 'em warm.
Tilden sweeps over the 1. nd like a storm.
Glioma it, boys. Irom the Ka?t to the Wert,
Tilden and Rindrtcas, that ticket's the best
Oo to the White House we'll mar h lnasvraim,
Singing ror Tildon and shouting ?'Reform 1"
We would willingly have furnished a sim
ilar specimen for the republican poets, but
the handkerchiefs and small boys have given
out, and further iced drinks might deieat
the very purpose we have in view.
K?w York and Parts.
The bill allowing Paris to raise a loan of
twenty-four millions of dollars to improve
the city has passed the Senate. This seems
to be a large sum, especially t? saddlo upon
a city that hits been burdened like Paris.
Then one would think that the French
capital was already so beautiful that further
expenditure would be gilding refined gold,
but the French are wise ! The alert men
who govern that wonderful land know that
every dollar expended upon the improve
ment of their capital will come back twenty
fold. Trade will revive, capital will come,
the city will continue its supremacy and
ever}- day new advantages will accrue.
New York has corao to a standstill. While
Paris, notwithstanding lier bombardments,
her tirea, her Commune insurrections, spends
this vast sum. New York does nothing. A
few thieves like l'woed gained power and
Stole some money. B^eause ol that we have I
resolved to spend no more. We are like the
merchant who allows his business to go to
the bad because a clerk ran away with the
cash box. Our city is in many ways a disgrac e
to civilization. The streets are shameful.
Sanitary precautions are neglected. We
offer a premium to malaria. Contagious
diseases are on the increase. We have given
typhus and diphtheria the freedom of th?
city. Docks and wharves are postponed.
With the exception of a few boulevards,
which we owe to Tweed, we have nothing to
ahow in the way ol city improvement
It was well enough to stop tho leaks, but
why should the policy of robbery give place
to the policy of garroting ? Tweed robbed us,
but Tweed's successors are stifling us.
Every interest suffers because of this policy.
The time has come lor it to end. Let com
mon sense prevail here aa in Paris. Let ns
elect men to office who will spend the money
honestly, and then let ns give them fifty
millions and say-.? "Take this money and
make New York the metropolis of the Union.
Give us good streets. Give us rapid transit
Bnild the Brooklyn Bridge. Surround the
island with docks and piers like those in.
Liverpool. Improve our parks. Tunnel
the Hudson River, so that the great trunk
lines shall ome on our island as the Central
does, and not drop their fatness in the Jer
seys. If the fifty millions will not do there
are a hundred more. All we want is to have
New York metropolitan."
A policy like this may seem fantastic and
extravagant, but it is the policy of economy
and growth. Bee what we have lost in the
past lew years by tTade going to Baltimore
and Boston, by population going to New
Jersey and Long Island. Whilo the Jersey
towns have grown with prodigious strides
we have stood stilL Beautiful Westchester
and the region around Harlem and
Manhattanville seem to have fallen* into
a paralysis. Now and then some at
tributes the cause to malaria. But
there is no more malaria in Westchester
than over the rivers, and we all know that it
disappears before settlements and high til
lage. The evil is not one that can be cured
with quinine. It is a political evil. We have
neglected the great city, and we are now
Buffering for that neglect The time has
oome for the people to take the matter in
hand. Let New York, instead of talking
about a canvass for the Presidency, go into
a canvass for Metropolitan Existence. That
is the fight in which we all have an interest
1( our people are wise they will begin now
and fight to win. Paris gives us a noble ex
Th? Extradition Question.
We have a prolound respect for Mr. Fish.
He will carry out of the Cabinet the blue
ribbon of the administration, as the one
Minister whose fame not even slander has
Btained. But the fault with Mr. Fish is
over-sensitiveness, a tendency to suspicion,
to lose his temper. He is easily huffed, as
was shown in the Catacazy case and the
treatment of the Grand Duke Alexis, which
almost terminated diplomatic relations with
Russia. We fear the Secretary is falling
into an irritable mood with England on this
question of extradition. We have rumors
that he finds ugly gaps in the printed Eng
lish correspondence ; that he thinks Lord
Defby and Sir Edward Thornton have
suppressed something. He has been com
paring dates to see if there has been foul
play, and it would not surprise us to hear of
a spicy despatch to Mr. Pierrepont or ?
peppery interview with the British Minister,
"asserting the dignity of the government"
If Mr. Fish is to fall into one of his un
amiable moods we shall lose extradition.
There is no necessity for temper. Extradi
tion is a bridge between the two countries in
the service of morality and justice. It is to
the interest of both nations that it should be
kept intact Outside of -Newgate and Sing
Sing there is no body of Englishmen or
Americans who do not view the abrogation
of the treaty with alarm. We do not want
the United States to become the asylum of
English criminals. England certainly does
not wish to harbor ours. The difference be
tween the two countries is technical, arising
wholly, it seems to us from a careful perusal
of the British Blue Book, from the obstinacy
and narrowness of Mr. Cross, the Home Sec
retary. England says:?"We cannot allow
the hospitalities of our flag to be invaded.
We cannot surrender the right of asylum.
We cannot allow you to take a man from our
soil on a charge of burglary and try him for
treason." This is high, patriotic ground,
and England would dishonor her flag if she
surrendered it But no one asks her to sur
render it Her claim is the common law of
international intercourse. England claims
what everybody concedes ; what certainly no
civilized nation denies. So Mr. Fish might
say as to extradition:?We mean to protect
our own right of asylum and to respect that
of other lands; we do not need "stipula
tions" on the trabject
Extradition has fallen because Mr. Cross
insisted upon dealing with America as he
would deal with some half civilized Power.
Instead of trusting to our honor to respect
the right of asylum, instead of waiting at
least until we had violated it he insists
upon a "stipulation." So far Mr. Fish has a
sound position. He is sustained by the
English press, by such men as Sir William
Harcourt, by the common sense of both
eountries. There will be a Parliamentary
battle over it, and Mr. Cross will have a
hard time in defending his ground. But Mr.
Fish must not let his opponents spring a
new issue upon him. He must not allow
the English to any that he proposes to
menace the right of asylum. '1 hey will say
this if he loses his temper and goes to writ
ing angry despatches. His true plan> would
be to ask Sir Edward Thornton to dinner,
with plenty of roast beef, plum pudding and
fine old port, and when it comes to the' wal
nuts and the wine the two diplomats can go
over the whole ground and arrive at a sensi
ble conclusion. Eugland wants extradition
aud so docs America. We want a compact
closely woven treaty that will hold every
scamp. Mr. Fish should not leave the de
partment uutil we have such a treaty. It
will do him tar more honor than an angry
correspondence aud bitter misunderstanding.
The National Board of Trade Baaquel.
The banquet given last night at Del
monico's to the National Board of Trade was
a brilliant success. The large room was
crowded and the assembled merchants were
as jolly os though they had never a venture
on the seas. The coming together of the
business men of this country for tho pur
pose of discussing the conditions and pros
pects of our commercial relations cannot
but hijve a happy influence. From the
speech of Mr. Low, who may bo re
garded as in some sort the official
spokesman of the assembled merchants,
we judge that our business men look with
confidence to the future. The partial dis
tress existing in business is attributed by
them to its true cause?the overproduction
which has taken place throughout the
civilized world during the last decade,
aggravated in our case by the sudden return
of forty-rive millions of people to economio
habits. But the merchants believe in the
return wave of prosperity which must come
I as a reaction from natural mums, and which
will leave the business of the country on ?
better and sounder basil than it ever before
The Cakaa Wu>
The telegraphic news from Cuba is as lit
tle reassuring as ever. Though we hear lit
tle of the insurgents their presence makes
itself felt in tlie burdens imposed on the
commerce of the country by the heavy war
taxes, which seem to have reached their ut
most limits. Yet the war seems further from
a termination than ever. Measure* of re
pression are now adopted with the utmost
severity in the jurisdictions of Sanctus
Spiritu and Remedies. Fonr years
ago the insurgent cause seemed lost.
The Cinco Villas had been abandoned, the
troops of Agramonte and Cespedee were
separated by a barrier that the Spanish gov*
eminent deemed impassable, and it was an*
nounced confidently that the extinetion of
the insurgent bands was merely a question
of time. But since that period the Cuban
revolution has taken new life?it has broken
through the much vaunted trooha and swepfc
westward until it has reached the very out
skirts of Havana. Now, when the close of the
civil war promises to allow Spain full uae of
all her resources to reduce to subjection the
restive "Queen of the Antilles," yellow fever
steps in and threatens destruction to the
newly arrived soldiers. In the meantime
the insurgents, though quiet, are not idW
They are taking advantage of the truoe im
posed by nature on their enemies to restore
wasted supplies of ammunition and enjoy
needed repose. Ill fortune continues to at
tend their naval expeditions. The Spaniards
report the capture of a launch bringing from
Jamaica ammunition and arms. But prob
ably the patriots will not allow this misad
venture to deter them from trying again.
Feris and Fibewobks will be among out
principal dangers on the Fourth of July.
Superintendent Walling has issued a
general order to the police regard
ing the discharge of firearms, the use of cer
tain dangerous fireworks and the prompt re
porting of cases of fire. The small boys
are already exploding their crackers,
and a case was reported -at the
Hebau> office last evening of an ignited
cracker being thrown into a Third avenue cai
coming down Chatham street, its explosion
covering a lady passenger with sparks
and burning embers. It would, there
fore, be well for the police to
keep a sharp lookout for these dangerous
young offenders before as well as on ths
Fourth. Our citizens should acquaint them
selves with this order to the police.
Eabthquakss have oocurred at classio
Corinth, and Maryborough, Queensland,
which latter locality is now experiencing
the antipodal winter, and caused consider
able alarm in both places. The phenomenon
at Corinth will probably precede a period
of heavy rainfall and storm in that region
and will be followed by a possible eruption
of Mount Vesuvius, which forms the greal
terrestrial safety valve of Southern Europe
Mr. Hayes m bora la Kiintuotcy.
The liberal party ia entirely played oak
The latest la England is bnttoned stoektnga.
Democratic Oongraiamaa Naal, of Ohio, wlB support
Mr. George J. Eager, the artist, win Burner en th?
Fa?i in,
The Fortnightly Meview wants to abolish marriage
Telia Well, let 'em go.
Congressmen will probably meet la Independence
Hall, Pbllaaelpbia, July 4
Storey, oftbe Chicago Timet, would make an enter
prising Governor lor lllinola
Frank Moulton was In Chicago on Monday and wag
asked ont to drink a good many times.
Mulligan says that Blaine read every syllable In the
Warren-Flake leiters, and tbla lets Blaine go. _
Two Icelanders deeoended into the crater Aakya
3,000 feet below the upper margin and foand n lake of
wetblng hot water.
Oregon salmon are shipped direct to Liverpool,
where the flab, in cans, bring from sixpence to n ahiU
ling (Knglish money) a pound.
A oable telegram from Pau, France, under date of
yesterday, brings the following announcement:?"The
wife of Don Carlos Uas been delivered or a daughter. '*
One c orgy man, who has a living in a mid and town,
England, not Tar Irom the hardware capital, baa made
as much as $1,200 in a single season from a single rose
Mr. D. O. Mills, President of tbe Bank of California,
succeeding Balston, is at No- Jhn. Mr. Mills Is ihe
owner of the fine piece of statuary of "Hagar Going
into the Wilderness."
Norrielown Herald:?J' 'In Lapland a native would
not tbink o( taking even an icicle not hisowa without
aaklng for it* That is because be haa never been a
member of Congress."
London fJuncA:?"X ursc?1 wanted to go into town
tb'a afternoon, If you could sparo me, to get a new
bonnot; and, I admire your taste In bonneta so aich,
mum. I was a tbinkin' I couldn't do better than go t?
tbe same shop I"
Februarv, 1877, is tbe bicentenary of Spinoza's death,
and It Is proposed to erect a statue of Splnota at Tbe
Hague, if possible. In slgbt of the spot where he spent
the last ton or twelve years of his short life and wrote
the works that were to be bis iegaey to mankind.
Wben. recently, tbe Derbyshire magistrate fined Mm
Duke of Portland $'<25 for allowing a traction englae to
go along a road without a fla.mao ahead, and tbe
Duke's steward said that His Grace wonld be dlsaatis.
fled with tbe decision, tho Justice said he coald not
help it.
GcbemI Jubal Early sa/sGovernor Mayes served
only once with the Army of the Potomao, and that waa
st South Mountain, in Cox's division, from Western
Virginia. Ills other service was la tbe Army of West
Virginia. His military caroer was so obscure that his
name is not even mentioned in tne published ropons,
and though now be is represented to have done wonden
under Sheridan In tbo valley 1 never beard of him be
fore in that capacity."
Hon. W. X. Wheeler, republican candidate fbr Vioe
President, says the Baltimore Sun, took very effectual
rceans for returning hia Congressional baclt pay inte
tho Treasury of tlie United State*. He had opposed
tbe bill in the House earnestly, and therefore to take
tbo increased pay be declared did not comport with hia
views of consistency or propriety He bought with
the funds twenty-live bonds of tbe United States and
assuncd them to the Secretary of tbe Treasury lei
Tbe two elder sons of tbe German Crown Prince,
now pupils at tbe puDlic gymr.isiura m Casa#l, attract
much popular sympatby by their natural and unpre
autning ways and their easy camaraderie. The newest
stor.v about them, which has given great satisfaction
in popular circles in Berlin, wb re tbe Israolite ele
ment enjoya a certain prevalence, is that they have
struck up aa ardent friendship with a young Jewish
lad, tbo son of a poor woman, the widow ol one of the
ill-paid teacuera at a German public school
Lapland mothers are not in tbe habit of staying at
home with ibeir babies. The Laps are a Very religion*
people, and take long journeys to hear their pastern
Aasoon aa the family arrive at the little waoden
church, aad the reindeer are f ecu red, the fathei
shovel* a snug little bed m tho anew, and the methei
wfnpe tbo baliy in sktna and deposits it iheieta Then
the fbther piles tbo snow around it, aad tbe dog la set
on guard, while tho parents go decorously into tbe
akareh. Often as many as thirty bablse may ha sees
laid away In the snow about a church.

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