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fVom our report.* this morning Vie probabilities
are that the weather to-day will be clear or
partly cloudy.
Wall Street Yesterday.?Prions in the
stock market were irregular nnd in the main
lower. Gold was steady at 109 3-4. Money
on call was supplied at 3 and 2 por cent.
Government bonds were firmer and railway
bonds strong.
Mr, Sanfosds American Stable sent out
a winner at Newmarket yesterday in Bay
Final, who won tho Dullingham Handicap
after running a dead heat with tho English
horse Broadside.
The price of the Herald to-itay and hence
forth trill be three cents.
, To-Day and To-Morrow are the last days
for registration before the coming election.
Those who have neglected this portion of
the duty of exercising the franchise should
secure their aDility to vote by a visit to the
place of registry to-day.
Torchlight and Eethusiasm in the inter
est of Tilden and Hendricks ruled the
streets of Now York last night, and the
fierce democracy certainly made an imposing
display. We may from this date expect the
local campaign to bo red hot.
Spotted Tail has boen made chief over
the disarmed Sioux, but we fear that the
hearts of the warriors go out to Sitting Bull.
Since General Crook has put it out of their
power to go out themselves we must accept
the situation with thankfulness. The dis
arming and dismounting of the agency In
dians is a sound Btep toward making them
keep the peace.
The price of the Hkdald to-day and hence
forth irill be three cents. ?
GovrnoB Tilden, before tho Everett House,
In New York, and Governor Hayes, before
the Union League, in Philadelphia, were
each the eynosure of tens of thousands of
sympathizing eyes hist night. Every man
ill each mass of citizens believed he was
looking at the next President of tho United
States; but either New York or Philadelphia
must be disappointed. Which? ltegistcr
to-day and help settle it.
Tb? Air Caihion *ni Rag Baby
Part jr.
The candidacy of our esteemed fellow
townsman, the venerable Peter Cooper, has !
been the standing jest of the campaign and
a topic of infinite merriment to the small
wits of the party press on both sides. They
havo seemed to regard his nomination as
Prince Hal did the practical joke played on
poor Falstaff at Gadshill, "argument for a
week, laughter for a month and a good jest
forever." Laughter is easy, but the politi
cal wags may find out when the campaign is
over that Mr. Cooper give9 one of the reg
ular parties reason to "laugh on the wrong
side of the face." The greenback canvass
has ceased to bo the light and amusing topic
which it was in the early part of tlio cam
paign. It rises into grave importance for rea
sons which we will suite. To be sure there is
no more chance now than there has ever been
of Mr. Cooper's election. He will not get an
electoral vote in any State. Ilis name will
not appear in the proceedings of the electoral
colleges. And yet a possibility has grown
up that Mr. Cooper's canvass may determine
the result of the Presidential election.
This possibility has arisen since the Octo
ber elections, and is a consequence of their
indecisive character. As soon as the Octo
ber result was declared it was foreseen by
the leading politicians of both parties, (ore
seen by everybody, that this Presidential
election would be the closest that has taken
place since the organization of the govern
ment. Third parties are potent just in pro
portion as the regular parties approach
equality of strength. When there is only a
6light difference in the weights in the two
scales it requires but a small addition or
diminution on either side to carry one scale
up and tho other down. Mr. Peter Cooper
has become formidable in this canvass be
cause tho two great parties are so evenly
balanced. The gain of a few votes by one
party or the Iohs of a few by the other may
chango tho whole political situation.
Victory and defeat may be awarded
by an insignificant squad of voters in a
nock to neck contest between great national
parties. In all close elections tho control of
the government is in the hands of any small,
resolute minority who choose to "tight on
their own hook." The October elections
havo disclosed so delicate a poise in the
strength of parties that the so much ridi
culed and derided canvass of Peter Cooper
may decide who is to be our next President.
We will illustrate by examples, although
thcro is no previous example in which the
strength of parties was so equal and the re
sult so doubtful as seems to be the case at
present. The most noteworthy example in
our former history is furnished by the Pres
idential election of 1844, when Clay and
Polk were the leading candidates. The
ubolitionists of that day?a party which had
less popular support than the rag baby party
has at present?turned the scale and elected
Polk. That result was so remarkable and
so illustrative that we may bo pardoned for
recalling tho figures. Within the wholo
ample boundaries of the United States
James G. Birnoy received only a pitiful
62.270 votes; but this small vote for Birnoy
turned the scale and elected Polk, although
the Birney men did not have a single Presi
dential elector. The total popular vote for
Polk was 1,335,834, and for Clay 1,297,053,
tho plurality for Polls being only 38,781, or
about half of the Birney vote. As between
Polk and Clay the Birney party would have
preferred Clay, who more nearly represented
their views ; und yet they elected Polk, as it
' is possible that the Peter Cooper men may
now elect HayeB, although the greater part
of the inflationists nro found in the demo
cratic party. Another conspicuous instanoe
in which a small third party decided a Presi
dential electron was in 1848, when the free
soil party which ran Van Buren and Charles
Francis Adams defeated Cass and elected
General Taylor. The Van Buren ticket did
not got a single electoral vote, but its sup
porters virtually elected tho President.
Taylor had 1,362,031 votes and Cass
1,222,455?a difference of only 109.576.
The Van Buren vote of 291,455 turned
the scalo and decided the election. The
similar instance which occurred in 1856 was
not quite so striking, but in that year also a
feeble third party determined the result. It
is incontestable that l'illmore elected Bu
chanan, although Fillmore received only the
eight electoral votes of Maryland. Ho drew
off republicans enough in other Stutes to
defeat Fremont. The Presidential election
now before us is closer and more doubtful
than that of 1844, when a paltry sixty thou
sand votes for Birney defeated Clay and made
Polk President. Nobody can regard Peter
Cooper's chances as of less account now than
Birney's were in 1844 ; nobody can think the
Cooper canvass more contemptible and ridic
ulous than the Birney canvass was thought to
bo thirty-two years ago ; and although Peter
Cooper has no moro chance to be President
than Birney had it is quite possible that he,
like Birney, may decide tho contest between
the two principal candidates. In so close
an election a few thousand votes in a pivotal
State like Now York may turn tho
scale, and we accordingly think that
Mr. Cooper's canvass, instead of being the
huge joke which the political wags and wits
thought it when he was brought into the
field, is assuming a serious aspect. If the
Cooper movement can get ten or fifteen
thousand votes in this State it may decide
tho contest between Hayes and Tilden and
elect the President.
We learn from nn authentic source that
arrangements will be made for distributing
Cooper ballots at every election precinct
in this city, with the expectation that the
Cooper electoral ticket will poll from three
thousand to live thousand votes in the
metropolis. This does not seem an extrava
gant estimate. Mr. Cooper's supporters
have also made arrangements for offering
his electoral ticket at tho polling places in
tho interior of the State, and they think ho
will get twenty thousand votes in tho State
of Now York. But twenty thousand votes
may make the difference between success
and defeat in tho contest between Hayes
and Tilden. It is conceded by both parties
I that tho Presidential election will be de
' cided by tho vote of New York, and the two
| parties in this State are so evenly balanced
1 that it is no fantasy to suppose that the
j Cooper ticket may turn the scale.
Beside New York Indiana is one of the
doubtful States in which tho Cooper men
may hold the balance of power. There is a
strong and aggressive greenback party in
Indiana, consisting of men who believe in
the rag money doctrine. A large portion of
them had no hesitation in voting for Will
iams in the State contest, but they are too
fanatical to waive their greenback preju
dices in the Presidential canvass. If any
considerable part of the rag money men of
Indiana should vote for Mr. Cooper Hayes
wonld carry the State. The democratic
party cannot afford to lose Indiana.
If they should lose both Indiana and New
York by the greenback diversion the jig
would be up with the democratic party.
We warn the democrats of this danger, but
are not sure that any precautions or exer
tions on their part will suffice to obviate it.
In a contest so close and doubtml as the
present it may happen, and is not unhkeiy
to happen, that the derided canvass of Peter
Cooper is the real pivot of the Presidential
We must express our regret that our es
teemed and venerable fellow "townsman,
whose name is an honored household word
throughout the length and breadth of the
United States, and especially in this city,
where he is so well known and regarded with
so much affectionate veneration, we regret,
we say, that a citizen who has so many titles
to esteem has permitted himself to be made
the representative of the rag money heresy.
Mr. Cooper deservedly holds the first place
among American philanthropists, and there
is no other citizen in whose favor the public
is so inclined to observe the lenient rule?
H? to bcr faults a little blind,
Be to ber virtues very kind.
The unfeigned respect felt for Mr. Cooper's
virtues has a tendency to bribe the judg
ment and court the support of citizens who
would not otherwise separate themselves
from the political parties with which they
have been accustomed to act. With all due
respect for Mr. Cooper's judgment we think
tho greenback idea a miserable, illogical fal
lacy, fraught with danger to every business
interest. But we cannot be blind to the
fact that his small squad of supporters may,
perhaps, turn the scale in so close an elec
The price of the Herald to-day and hence
forth will be three cents.
Auitrla And Germany.
There are hard words between the Aus
trian and German press that seem to have a
peculiar significance just now. In the
United States the press, as we know by the
capital experience of the civil war, has a
dangerous capacity for the excitement of the
public mind and for putting the disputes
and differences of sections in such a position
as to make compromise impossible. It was
the inflammatory Southern newspapers more
than any other single force in the country
which made it necessary that the settlement
of sectional differences should occur on the
battle field. This power of the newspapers
to put into a hostile attitude populations
that previously only differed in opinion is
with us a consequence of the absolute free
dom of the press. But, strangely enough,
the press seems to possess the same power
in Europe, and there it is a consequence of
its trammelled condition. Thus the stric
tures of the Austrian press on Ger
many's attitude excites the subjects of this
criticism, because, as the Austrian govern
ment has the full authority to prevent such
publications, the fact that it does not pre
vent them will be regarded in Germany as
an evidence that the opinions ard not merely
those of the journalists but of the govern
ment. In Austria the same view will be taken
of the German answers, which will certainly
not be less tart than the Austrian criticisms.
It would be an odd eventual settlement of
the Oriental difficulty if the two "royal and
imperial" governments should become so
deeply involved in a dispute of this
nature as to leave llussia and tho
Porte alone to deal with one an
other. But even without such a quarrel
thertf is a likelihood that Austria's inilucuco
will be neutralized in tho settlement by dif
ferences within her own limits as to her rela
tion to the great dispute. Hungary's
antipathy toliuRsia provokes demonstrations
favorable to Turkey, and this is so contrary
to the requirements of the triple alliance
that it must necessarily provoke an inter
national scandal. This threatens to lead to
changes in the Austrian government; but
until those changes take place Austria's
position on any point in issue will not be
of consequence beyond her own borders.
The price of the Herald to-day and hence
forth vrili be three cents.
Newspaper Cabbiebs' Bills.?The mid
dlemen who sell the Herald to our citizens
do a great proportion of their business by
delivering the paper at the houses daily.
It has been represented to us that some of
the dealers, who collect their hills by the
week, lortnight or month, have resolved on
charging their customers four cents per copy
for the Herald. We therefore warn the
public to scrutinize theifc newsdealers' bills
and refuse to pay more than tho price at
which it is published?namely, three cents
per copy. Attention to this matter will pro
vent extortion, lor where a dealer isdeteoted
in such a practice there will be no difficulty
in applying the remedy.
"Ohio Day" at the Centennial Exposition
yosterday was made especially notable
among the Stato days by tho presence of
Governor Hayes, the republican candidate
for President. Philadelphia is a republican
city, as New York is a democratic one, and
hence, although tho Governor carefully
avoided politics in his four speeches, he
could not avoid the politicians and their
following. Much enthusiasm was evoked
wherever he showed himself, and at last
accounts he was still speaking or shaking
hands with citizens who want to repeat the
operation in the White House.
A Parthian Shot. -The Westell ustrinns
aro about to celebrate the buttle ol White
Plains, which, although literally a defeat of
the ltovolutionnry army, was one of the chain
of events which taught the P.ritish how hope
less was the contest where tho foe could
strike as effectively in retreat as in advance.
Every step of tho patriot army was one
toward victory, although tho road was
devious and the skies wore pitiless for many
a dreary day.
Third Parties In City Politer*.
We do not think a third pai en
itics c.in have anything like t! t ) or
efficiency of the greenback perty ? r>
tional canvass. The power of th cm . :n
depends on a pretty' equal divisi' a * <"?'
the two regular parties. If x .:M sup
pose the two great parties to have ^rec'st'ly
the same strength the clan1" l a nui^ie
vote would decide the contest tv n them.
Our two great p|tional partie /.re so ? . enly
balanced that the insignifica: v ? ? i .? later
Cooper may decide the Presit! at < . -t'on;
bat there is no such equal. bet re i the
strength of tho two leading .rtio* in this
city. There is no reason to ? PI ' si th ? a
few thousard votes will determine v V is
be our next Mayor as a few tl
determine who will be the next Pros ?
The democratic party has so in; 1 - r
ponderance in this city that t >'.! third
party can hold the fate of a ? i i k<n n its
There is, nevertheless, tins ; ??cnl'arity,
that when ono party is so ? e: .?Imingiv
strong as the democrats are in th city of
New York the jealousies of leaders may
cause a split and revolt, and if the section
of the party which draws off is large
enough to make a majority when combined
with the opposition the regular party may
be weak by the excess of its strength. This
has often happened to the democratic party
of this city, and may happen again in the
coining city contest. It is a frequent expe
rience in our city elections. Mr. Opdyke, a
republican, was elected Mayor in 1861 by a
slender plurality of 613, although the whole
democratic vote exceeded the republican
vote by nearly two to one. A republican
Mayor was elected iu consequence of a
democratic split, Mr. Opdyke, the repub
lican candidate, receiving 25,380 votes; Mr.
Gunther, the Tammany democratic candi
date, receiving 24,767 votes, and Mr. Fer
nando Wood, the Mozart Hall democratic
candidate, receiving g-4,167 votes. When
a political party is strong enongh to take the
risk of a split it is as much at the mercy of its
opponents as when the two parties are so
equally balanced that a small third party
may turn the scale. It does not yet appear
whether the dissatisfied democratic con
tingent in the ooming municipal election
will bring to the republicans a strong
enough contingent to enable them to elect
their local ticket. But, until this question
is determined, tho result in the city is as un
certain as the result in the State is by the
equally balanced state of parties, which
makes it possible for the Feter Cooper ticket
to turn the scale.
The price of the Herald to-day and hence
forth will be three cents.
Mr. San ford's Letter.
We give place in another column to a let
ter sent us by Mr. Thnrlow Weed from Mr.
11. 8. Sanford, lately Minister to Belgium,
in which he discusses various phases of the
Southern question. He acknowledges that
there have been great and scandalous abuses
in the South by the republican camp follow
ers who have ruled there and still rule in
some of tho States. He points out that the
credit of those States has seriously suffered
abroad, which was inevitable when the so
called republican rulers ran up monstrous
State debts and robbed in every direction.
He says, what is perfectly true, that those
States, with good government, have before
them an era of wonderful prosperity; and
he adds that what they now need is to be
left alone to manage their own affairs, in
which not only wo but the greater part of
the Northern people agree with him. The
continued interference of the federal power
in the local affairs of the Southern States is
very strongly disliked in the North, where it
is seriously damaging the republican pros
pects, and we are glad to have Mr. Snnford's
testimony to the fact that it is wrong, be
causo he is not only a large property owner
in the Southern States, but, as his letter
shows, an ardent republican.
As to what Mr. Sanford asserts about tho
danger to our public credit abroad from a
democratic victory in November, we aro
sorry to see so intelligent a man put forward
so absurd a statement. From men like hiij|
we expect better things than such mere cam
paign thunder. He acknowledges that the
Northern democratic leaders are good citi
zens, as well as the republicans. But he
need only ask himself whether they are fools
or not. If the democratic party should get
into power does he imagine that they are
going to fling away all their political future
at once by tampering in any way with the
public credit? The democratic leaders
are?like their republican rivals?fond of
office and power. Doubtless if they get in
they hope for a prolonged term of office.
Cannot Mr. Sanford see what everybody
else sees?that to tamper with the public
credit, to increase the national debt, to act
in any way unwisely or unpatriotically,
would, in two years, send the party into an
unwelcome exile for half a century? No
party purposely commits suicide.
Tin price of the Herald to-day and hence
forth will be three cents.
The Herald and the Newsdealers.
That obstreperous and short-sighted fac
tion of the newsdealing fraternity which pro
tests noisily against tho reduction in the
price of tho IIkrat.d has been seeking to en
list popular sympathy by the plea that the
small hand-to-mouth dealers are being
ground down and forced to the verge of
starvation, and that a great injustice is
chargeablo to the Hsrald in consequence.
This specious but absurd plea is abundantly
refuted by the statements of the small
dealers themselves, as reported elsewhero.
Instead of being ground or starved to the
alleged degree they are not only in a fair
state of health and comfort, but aro doing a
much larger business in Heralds than here
tofore, owing to the popular appreciation of
tho reduction in price and the corresponding
increase of tho demand. "I've sold forty
to-day," said one dealer, "and I never used
to soil more than eighteen or twenty before
the prico was reduced." It is apparent that
at this ratio of increase the advantago to
the dealer is greater than before, and thus
the fact dawns upon the newsmen that nn
old profit may return in a new dross, and
that they who most promptly accept tho
new order of things will reap tho first bene
fit, while the loss sagacious and more
dilatory few will be distanced in the race
by their enterprising brethren. The action
*>t tbo Il?ii,ii.D was taken only after the most
careful deliberation, and, having been finally
determined upon, was not to be lightly
c anged at the whim and caprice of a faction
of middlemen, the whole body .of whom,
ough useful enough, are by no means
essential to the efficient distribution of an
enterprising newspaper. It is creditable to
the small dealers that they are "selling lots
0 em, as one of the newsmen savs, instead
of wasting time in idle protests. By at
enc ing to business and promptly accepting
rean'th* ??ndltlons they ?? preparing to
gacity ?f th6ir industrJ a?d sa
forlh will be three cents.
The Kext Cabinet One. Mora
M"e return once more to the two lists we '
printed some days ago of eminent public
men from among whom Mr. Hayes and Mr. 1
n would select their Cabinets. Tho
range of choice for either is not large, for
the next President, as Senator Conkling
wisely says, must represent his party and
maintain and illustrate its spirit and to
do that he must select his constitutional
advisers from the most prominent repre
sentative men of the party-from, in fact,
the names included in the following lists ??
M?W. hZ'T''
Sherman liwuon*
Curila, '
Jewell. ? ?
a Governor Palmer.
Ana io represent the
Gordon (Georgia),
h. 0. C. Lamar.
Ail these are gentlemen not only promi
nent in their party, but themselves of de
cided characters. To begin with the names
in Mr. Hayes' list:?Blaine is brilliant, dash
ing and fertile in resources; Morton is of the
bulldog kind, who never gives up; Bristow,
though a Southern man, has shown himself
in the present canvass as determined a re
publican as any of his rivals; Chandler is a
rough diamond and a skilfnl party manager; I
Conkling is the pride of New York repub-'
licans, a republican without fear and with
out reproach; Evarts is a profound and
brilliant lawyer; Judge Hoar has been Attor
ney General and has ability for that or any
other Cabinet position; General Logan,
gloomy and tenacious, Las made the War
Department a special study; Governor Mor
gan combines the two functions of merchant
and politician; Senator Sherman has had
long experience in the Senate and would
bring to the Cabinet an intimate knowledge
of publio business; George William Curtis
is the scholar and gentleman in American
politics; and Mr. Jewell's knowledge of Post
Office affairs would make him at home in the
Department of Fast Trains.
Consider next the material for Mr. Til
den's Cabinet: Thurman, the Nestor of
democratic Senators, not brilliant but solid ;
Bayard, brave, impetuous and thoroughly
grounded in tho constitution ; C. F. Adams,
an historical politician who inherits both
his principles and his ability ; Belmont, a
banker of large experience and acknowledged
financial wisdom ; Trumbull is a profound
and eloquent lawyer ; D. A. Wells is famous
in Europe as well as here for his mastery of
the important question of taxation ; Senator
Randolph is a statosman of impartial mind
and firm grasp of principle ; Morrison is the
Ulysses of his party, the most sagacious
manager of men ; Hewitt is a manufacturer of
uncommon ability and breadth of thought ?
Gaston has upheld the democratic banner
in Massachusetts through adversity and
prosperity ; Payne is a sagacious and con
servative Western banker ; Palmer, general
in the Union armies and democrat by prin
ciple and conviction ; Senator Gordon, of
Georgia, is tho ardent and wise friend of
civil service reform in tho Senate, and Lamar
is tho ablest and broadest statesman of the
South, the preacher of peace between the
7.he price of the Heuald to^y and hence
forth trill be three cents.
Tho International Opera Hons*.
Apart from the question of growth in
wealth and population and consequent
power of sustaining more and better estab
lishments devoted to the dramatic nnd lyric
arts, the enterprising New York manager
has to consider location. When he is satis
fied that New York can support another
opera house or another high comedy theatre
his most difficult task remains in "putting
it where it will do tho most good." We
suppose Mr. Maurico Btrakosch has solved
the main question to his satisfaction,
and taken his cue from Delmonico, who
has forsaken the old operatic alignment of
Fourteenth street for a more advantageous
"stand" up town. We shall welcome a new
home for opera, particularly on such a
splendid scale as Mr. Btrakosch indicates,
not because we at all believe that the use
fulness of the Academy of Musio is ap
proaching an end, but because competition
is the lifo of art as well as trade. What the
artistic rivalry between Gye and Mapleson
in London and between Halanzier and
Strakosch in Paris has done for opera in
Europe we all know. A new house
as large as La Bcala, at Milan,
with stage appliances equal to those
of Waguer's Theatre at Bairenth, with one
hundred and sixty boxes, with seating
capacity for five thousand persons, and un
der the management of so enterprising and
experienced an impresario as Mr. Btrakosch
would so stimulate the taste for opera in
N*w York that it would soon reap its profit
and keep the Academy of Music going as
well. Give New York Ruch a house, with a
first class company, headed by such artists
ns Mm#. Adelina Patti and Mile, de Belooca,
and Mr. Btrakosch will evoke a vigorous
rival at tho Academy of Music, even if his
brother Max has to head the opposition.
We could look on even such an unfraternal
strife with complacency If wo thought that
art was bettered thereby. We are even cer
tain that when Maurice stabbed Max with a
bewitching tenor, ot Max deflnntly flung a
magnificent baritone at the head of Maurice,
each would bear tho pang at wounding
his relative with the same fortitude that
nerves Medea when she butcher# her babies
with a stage nagger. We therefore hasten
to give our beet wishes to the new enter*
prise of Mr. Strakosch, and to register oar
belief in its possibilities of handsome profit?*
and that is the touchstone of success.
The price of the Hskald to-day aid lienor
forth will be three cent-i.
Why the South Carolina Democrat!
Aak for Troop*.
A delegation of Charleston democrats have
asked for the protection of United State!
troops. Why? A letter we received somi
days ago from a lady of Charleston tells th<
reason. The ruffianly part of the blacks ol
Charleston, this lady complained, daily
gather in the streets, inBult ladies and
frighten children with Yague threats of vio
lence and murder. This has gone on foi
some time. There is no remedy for this
grievous abuse and danger. The local gov
ernment does not give protection ; the Gov
ernor neglects his duty as conservator of tha
peace and order of the State, and the white
men are forbidden by Chamberlain's procla
mation to carry arms or to organize to pro
tect those dear to them. What can they do?
If they undertake to punish these black ruf
fians they outlaw themselves, and, not only
that, but they help Chamberlain to raise a
hue and cry of insurrection. Every ona
must rejoice that they have restrained tha
natural impulse to crush ruffianism them
selves. They have asked for federal troops?
what else had Chamberlain left for them to
do, except to suffer the continued insnlts
to ladies and children of tho lawless blacks?
Philosophic Catering.
As good wine is said to need no bnsh, so
wherever Delmonico puts up a kitohen
with an eating room attached people are sure
of a good dinner if they can pay for it, and
there is no necessity for covering the city
with posters to assure our citizens ol
the met. The late Mr. Stewart would
not have bis name over his storei
on tho same principle, but everybody
knew where to find the great dry goods man,
whether a yard or a cargo of calico was
wanted. When the Ncstors of the restau
rant business of New York open a new
house it is as much an event as the opening
of a royal bottle of Johannisberg or Chateau
Yquem, hoary with the cobwebs ol
a quarter eenturv, at the little dinnei
of a pair of veteran gourmands. On
Broadway, near Pine, the lucky house
finds itself which was yesterday bap
tized in all kinds of desirable and stim
ulating liquids, and on whose altar every
edible bird and beast (in Beason) was offered
up, not, indeed, whole burnt offerings, but
?'done to a turn." O raro Delmonico! we
would say of the great king of cuisine, as
was said of Ben Jonson, did it not strike ui
that a captious world might think the per
fect chefoi chefs was in the habit of presenting
his viands underdone. Let us rather say sa
gacious Delmonico. for it is the live tradition
of nigh a century in Gotham that "as Del
monico goes so goes the dining." In his
new palatial house of the roasted bird and
the fragrant wine on Fifth avenue beyond
Madison square success has crowned his
brow as naturally as good humor crowns
good cheer. Marching a legion of
cooks from Fourteenth street upon the
heels of tho upholsterers and house
fitters who went ahead to mak?
things comfortable, Delmonico completed
his conquest over tho bons vivants as quickly
as Cflosar over the Pharnaces. He came, h?
slew (birds), he cooked. The business
movements of so sagacious a caterer are a
matter of significance to the student of out
city's growth, and the abandonment of the
Fourteenth and Chambers street houses foi
houses respectively half a mile higher up
town and half a mile lower down town ars
suggestive of a dual ooncentrative movement
of our better classes for business and pleas
ure worth noting.
Tfie price of the Hebald to-day and hence
forth will be three cents.
Ton days to Waterloo.
Mr. Colfax is in Chicago.
Tboro is Ice cream la tho air.
Florida groves are golden with orangos.
Furmors are making perry, a drink of the olden time
Gall Hamilton received one vote for county treat
A flock of quail landed on Boston Common n lets
days ago.
Mr. Robert C. Wtnlhrop, ot Boston, It at tbe Fifth
Avenne Hotel.
Ex-Senator William M. Gwln, of California, it at tbi
New York Hotel.' , "*
Mr. M. H. l>e Young, of the San Francisco Chrtnietq
is at tho Windsor.
Secretary R boson sod Postmaster General Trner
arc at the Flltli Avenue Hotel.
Tho Paterson Prat sajs that the latest democratU
returns are 1 weed and Woodward.
Protessor Theodore D. Woolsey, of Yolo College, ar
rlvod last evening at the Everett House.
In Middletdwn, Conn., the other day, a pig waa borf
with the trunk of an olephant, but It died. ?
Woodtord speaks so hard in tho campaign that papet
collars b.iro melted and run all over him.
The Graphic:?"Alexander JL Stephens it going ts
print one of his paragraphs in book lorm. "
No moaner man conld be found than he whe eallet
Blue James Williams "a hole-solod lellow."
A country woman having her shoos blacked attract*
much attention on a fashionable stroet in Chicago.
Secretary Cameron, of tho War Department, arrived
in the city last evening and Is at the Brevoort House.
Two enterprising Cahlornlana will net over $21)0,000
this year from 1,000 acres of walhntc and almond*
planted lour years ago.
Washtngtoa Aaft'on .?"Some peoplt think they are
ton senslblo to rolish a Joke, but tew will feel bad ovei
the three cenisible Joke which inflamed the Ntw Yobs
11 krAt.b on Friday."
Kslerring to the silence of Josephus concerning
Jesus Christ, Dean Stanley shows that it is far less
wonderful than tho silencs or Thucydides with refer
ence to the splendid and Influential position of Soorete*
Professor Amos proposes tbat private property at
tea shall be exempt from seizure in timo of war, bat
does not ask tbat private property on land shall be
respected. Live on the enomy's people, seoms to U
tho rule on land or water.
From the Evening Telegram?Jnnket for a jeweller:
?, socr. ]
H (Pearl) Oyster Soup. j
? wan. 1
Gold Fish, with "Mint Sauce." j
s KXTRRtS. $
> Links ul Bansuge. j
J l'Ot'LTKT. j
s Main Spring Chickens. 1
j VKOKTAni.es. j
s Carrots (eighteen line); (Emerald) Greens. 1
5 Watch Dog?tValtham. ;
i Ot.UK.
^ A "Hunting Cast."
? liu ions.
\ (iin*TO,
5 Blackberyls?and than Anytb.ng for a "Wind up.'
?Alter thla tho Tclefram should have prescribed Key
West cigars.

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