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Prom our rrj oris this morning the probabilities frf that the ir cat her to-day wilt be warmer and 9'xmdy, probably with rain. Wall Street Yesterday.?Gold opened and closed at 109 3-4, with sales meanwhile at 109 7-8. Money on call was supplied at 3 and 2 per cent. The stock market was ir regular and the changes unimportant. Gov vernment and railway bonds ore generally steady. "It Is Going To Be a Closb Election," laid Uncle Samuel, and he forthwith regis tered. Prudent man ! Lawlessness in Arkansas.?Tho shooting Df three Methodist clergymen by two illicit distillers, in Pope county, has neither a po litical nor religious bearing. It is, however, a sad commentary on the state of society in the SonthwesL There Is an Unfailing Weltrpring of interest in the case of poor little Charley Ross, whose fate is still in doubt. The latest developments have certainly a promise that something will be learned of the whereabouts of tho child. That ho is not dead is clearly indicated. "Capturing a Paper" is, it seems, an offence not confined to the editors of re ligious journals. Tho Workingman, a soft money paper published in Wilkesbarre, was, it appears, surreptitiously turned into a republican organ yestesdny by the business partner of the editor. It is, however, tho fate of the workingman to be sold out The chances of Cooper and Cary in Pennsylvania are said to be seriously endangered. The Brotherhood of Science.?Not the least part of the debt which the Americnn world of science will owe to Captain Nares, the leader of the latest English Arctic Expe dition, will arise from his kindly act in placing a memorial tablet upon the shores of Polaris Bay, where tho bluff and whole hearted Captain Iiall lay down to die, and where his remains wcro laid amid the dark ness of the Polar night Acts like this break down barriers between peoples more effec tively than treaties. Cboton Water.?In order to second as far M possible the efforts of the Water Bureau to economizo tho present meagre supply would it not be well for manufacturers to examine into the catuses of extraordinary consumption in their largo factories, and particularly into that of the sugar works on West street, whence a small river of water is continually flowing along tho street gutters? The stream is fully ono foot wide and nearly six inches deep, and flows at tho rate of abont three feet per second, or nearly bine hundred thousand gallons per day. The Weather.?The storm area in the West has developed rapidly, and its ad vanced isobars now overrun the entire country east of the Mississippi. Rain has prevailed from Indianapolis to the Atlantic In a belt embracing the lower lakes and the Ohio Valley and the coast as far south as Baltimore. The heaviest rainfall has been in ths Ohio Valley and the lightest in the vicinity of New York, where, up to five a'elook last evening, only one-hundreth of an inch had fallen. The temperature within the storm area is high, hut in the early morn ing it is low in the Northwest. During to day the weather in New York will bo cloudy and warmer, probably with rain* Th# City Ticket*. The Herald, as the organ of the indepen dent voters, does not mean to forgot the city of New York. The country may go for Hayes or for Tilden, or lor Cooper even, and wo shall still have a city. New York is like Wordsworth's brook, "lor men may come and men may go, but it runs on lorever, to the great satisfaction of the politicians who li"\e on it, and whose interest iB enlivened bj the fact that their share of the city plunder amounts this year, as we showed the other day, to the handsome sum of three and a half millions; which is as though our city officers possessed a fortune of titty mill ions and had it safely invested at seven per cent. The}' are a very lucky setof lellows, and we have not in this estimate recKoned their fat pickings, though we do not forget that city politicians resemble the thrifty Scotch ship s carpenter, who remarked that "it was na for the muckle ?wages he shipped, but for the wee things ho could pick up about the decks." We do not need to stir up the interest in city affairs of the professional politicians of both or all the parties. Ttiey are wide awake. But there are a good many people in New York who pay taxes, besides those who re ceive them. The taxpayers, who include all except the tax consumers, take, on the whole, less interest in New York than tho city deserves at their hands. Tho late Sena tor Clayton of Delaware never cast a vote without asking what Delaware would say. It is to bo wished that the voters of New York were as faithful to their municipality. What they will do next Tuesday week is to vote away, in city salaries and perquisites alone, the interest on a capital of fifty mill ions. That is for servants' wages only, so to speak ; as for household expenses, waste and pickings, we leave these items to those who can use a very lively imagination in a patient scrutiny of the city expenditures. Let us, therefore, reverse the example of General Arthur and his fellow republican managers, who seem to be interested mainly in tho Presidential election. Let us look at the city prospects. Tammany has nomi nated an entire ticket.. The democratic can didate for Mayor, Mr. Smith Ely, is, on the whole, a good man; he is incorruptibly honest, as Mr. Tweed could certify; ho knows the wants of the city; he is a promi nent merchant and will have infiuence among his class. In fact, his nomination was a lucky stroke for the democrats. It remains to be seen whom the republicans will put up. They are very slow about it; they go about somewhat like Diogenes look ing for an honest man, and we trust they will find one. The independent voter is never so happy as when he can make his choice between two men equally capable and honest. If the republicans will take our advice they will not rest until they have discovered in their party even a better can didate for Mayor than Mr. Ely. That, is tho way to 6pike the democratic guns. This is a reform year, and the independent voter has got up on a high fence, where he has a clear view of the situation, and he means to come down for the best man. He likes Mr. Ely, but he waits to soe what tho republican mountain so long in labor may produce. Hence wo advise General Arthur and his fel low managers, Messrs. Darling, Morgan, Bliss, Opdyke, Sharpe, Davenport nnd Mur phy, to put up for Mayor a conspicuously better man than Mr. Ely. They have an ex cellent opportunity hero for covering them selves with glory. Their candidate may not be elected?it is not safe to bet on anybody in these days?but, at any rate, he will be a credit to tho gentlemen who discover him and nominate him. It will show that their intentions are strictly honorable and pa triotic. Then, aside from the democratic nomina tion, there is Mr. Green, who may be said to be a perpetual candidate for Mayor?a can didate nobly independent of party conven tions; the Green candidate, as it were. It will be a great success for the republican managers if they can carry off somo of Mr. Green's delegation?. To lead off the blind men, to coax away from him the contractors, to seduce tho organ grinders from their first love, by nominating a candidate not only better than Mr. Ely, but better also than Mr. Green?this would be a stroke of genius which the Herald, highly as it esteems Mr. Green, could not help but applaud. For, as the organ of tho independent voters, our platform is "may the best man win;" and if a better man than Mr. Green should be dis covered by the republicans we should say he deserved at least a part of Mr. Green's vote. The whole of it ho could not expect to get. Mr. Groen will take caro of that. He is also a voter. If we seem to urge the republican? to the most vigorous and unceasing exertions to ward the discovery of a supereminently capable and honest man for their candidate this is because we remember, what they ap pear to forget, that on the city vote the State result may possibly depend; and on tho Slate vote the Presidential election undoubt edly turns. Messrs. Murphy, Darling, Arthur and Bliss seem sometimes to forget this. Their devotion to Mr. Hayes is?so engross in" that it is necessary to remind them of details. Election day comes next Tuesday week. They ought now to be printing their city ticket, and they have not yet made their nominations. If we wnro addressing Mr. Tom Murphy personally we Bhould warn him that tanpus fwjxt; that j>r(rmonitus, , prcevnunitus; that it belongs to him to take caro ne quid drtrimenti rrspublica capiat; that honos habct onus; and that if ho does not hasten his nominations he will by and by discover that ex nihilo nihUfit. Nor would it bo worth while for him to ask quod hoc sibi wdt ? But it is not only a Mayor whom the re publicans have to find; they need a whole city ticket. The democratic tickot, with an excellent head, is, on the whole, good, bad and indifferent, and of a character in some of its pnrts to make the independent voter wait to see what Messrs. Murphy, Darling and Bliss propose. Mr. Calvin, the democratic candidate for Surrogate, is sharply attacked in some Quarters. We do not mean to de fend him. If he has done wrong this can bo made evident between now and election day, and if he is not a proper man he ought to bo deieatcd, and doubtless will be, if a better man is put up against him. This is a BOod year for acratchinc tickets, and tho in dependent voter will exercise that one of the inalienable rights of an American citizen with uncommon freedom next election day. Meantime wo repeat that a good deal de pends on the vote of Now York. Both, or rather all, parties, will do well to leave nothing undone to securo a large share of the registered vote. When we hear the talk of the politicians of all parties wo are con vinced that this present election is un usually uncertain. The democrats claim tho State by from sixty to seventy thousand majority; the republicans are sanguino that they will carry it by fifty thousand; Mr. Cooper is too wily and astute a politician to let his estimates bo known, but he would bo more or less than human in such a year as this if he reckoned on less than twenty-five thousand; and Mr. Green would probably growl that the city was without gratitude if it gave him less than a hundred thousand. The independent voter, counting up on his fingers all these amazing and grati fying majorities, is more than ever con vinced that no course is safe or prudent for him except to vote for the best man and trust to the counting of the ballots for tho rest. It is, as tho leaders of all parties have solemnly assured us, in public as yell as privately, a most critical time for tho Re public. If either Tilden or Hayos or Cooper is elected wo could bring affidavits of eminent citizens to prove that our liberties will bo gone ; that prosperity will sail from our shores in the first steamer ; that our bonds will be worthless, except so far as they can bo sold as curiosities, and that our public credit will be as ragged as a laet year's political banner. On the other hand, and not to leavo tho independent voter to absolute despair, we are prepared to produce affidavits of eqally eminent men to certify that if either Tilden, Hayes or Cooper is elected, the country will enter at once on a career of unparalleled prosperity ; that our credit will he good for thousands of millions ; onr liberties so safe that the most anxious citizen may securely go to bed, and, in short, everything will be lovely. Under these solemn circumstances it seems to us advisable for the republicans to find, as soon as they can, a candidate for the Mayoralty of such resplendent abilities and unprecedented popularity as to give him at least as great a majority in this city as tho combined estimated majorities of all the Presidential candidates in tho State. If they can do this they will securo a gratifying success. French Protest Against On Sommer ard's Assault, M. Du Sommerard's assault on this conn try makes a noise in Paris. The gross impertinence of the publication by an official personage of offensive criticisms and insulting imputations upon a people to whose country ho is sent as a functionary of his government is a fact that will not be looked upon lightly in France, where, if anywhere in the world, there is a punc tilious appreciation of the obligations and proprieties of public service. Party divisions may affect such points in some de gree, but they will not go far. M. Du Sommcrard, as an ardent Bonapartist, is naturally ready to find that all which is re publican is vile, and ho may have fancied that he had a cheap opportunity to further the ideas of his party by the vilification of a people which does not believe in personal government and which, in tho eyes of those who do believe in such government, is gnilty of the unpardonable sin of de monstrating the possible success of popular institutions. Those groups of politicians in France who are of M. Du Sommerard's party may applaud his obser vations from a ready perception of their po litical drift But these groups ore not the French people. The vigorous letter from Marquis do Talleyrand, published else where in our special despatch from Paris, indicatos the tone in which a courteous and friendly nation will resent the offence against its own dignity and good manners perpetrated by one of its servants. We do not believe the French government will fnil to indicate its displeasure with the act of an official which is gra tuitously offensive toward a nation so inti mately related to France by many ties, and tho superserviccable functionary will dis cover no doubt that ho was not sent to Philadelphia in order to re-echo thence the poor twaddle of Sardou's play. Pulpit Topic* To-Day. Two great and notable ecclesiastics, who have recently oxchangnd labor for reward? Bishop Cummins, of tho Reformed Episco pal Church, ond Bishop Janes, of tho Meth odist Episcopal Church?will be specially remembered to-day by their religious and personal l'ricnds, Rev. Mr. Sabine and Dr. Fowler and others. The Reformation of the sixteenth century, which indirectly pro duced those men, will receivo tho attention of Dr. Krotel, while Mr. Muir presents tho claims of Christian manliness on his people, and Dr. Goodspoeil urges young men to a better trust than that on which they rest outside of Christ. Mr. Giles seems intent on demolishing Huxley and his school of scientists by pitting Swcdcnborgian revela tion against geological revelation. He will point out man's place in creation and show how he is related to God on one side and differs from animals on tho other. He will provo that tho material universe exists only for tho preservation of mankind ; that nil tho earths in the nnivcrse are but tho seminaries of humanity, and that every inhabitant of tho heavens and of tho hells was once a material being on some globe in the physical universe. But Mr. McCarthy is equally roady to prove that there is no such thing as everlasting punishment and no such place as holl, and Professor Adlcr is ready also to expound the theory of rewards and punishments as re lated to the immortality of man. Mr. Wake man, too, will dispose of Professor Huxley and the scientific and religious relations of biology. "Muiidkb Will Out."?Tho confessions of tho wretch McConochie, who murdered the child Maggie Bauer, point the old adage. It is founded on the inequality of human naturo. which is seldom furnished with iiu passivencss, although occasionally equipped with the oassiun to kiLL The Herald and the Newi Agencies. The opposition made to the reduction in the prico of the Herald comes, as we have before pointed out, mainly, if not alto gether, from a set of monopolist middlemen who have become rich and imprudent by the too long tolerance both of the public and the proprietors of newspapers. The busi pesB in which these news companies aro en gaged is the supplying of retail dealers in all parts of the country. So long as they carried on this enterprise in a proper man ner they were undoubtedly useful to the publio; but they have not been content with that. Gradually they have imposed their own terms upon tho poor retailers, and have not scrupled to drive out of business such of these as ventured to resist their extortionate and op pressive demands. They have managed to get control of whole editions of some weekly papers and are constantly on the alert to secure others, and their policy is to sell to the retail dealers at such prices as they ohooso to fix, and to prohibit those in dustrious men from buying their supplies in any case at first hand and of the publish ers. Where these demnnds are resisted they set up an opposition shop and undersell their victim, or they refuse to supply him with a part of his goods unless he will buy all of thom. That is to say, they aim to monopolize and absolutely control on their own terms the vast business of distributing newspapers and periodical publications of all kinds. As an example of this policy we print else where to-day a circular from a Detroit news- i dealer, who has been punished for attempt ing to buy direct of publishers by having a rival set up near his door, and being refused leave to buy such papers as the news monopolists control. Observe: he was first offered by the monopolists an interest under their control in his own busi ness, which he had created by thirty years of industrious labor. Perhaps they are pre paring to offer to the proprietor of the Herald also an interest in this journal. He fusing this, Mr. Hoys found a rival estab lished near him, with the object of under selling him. This business has gone on for some years, and the American News Com pany's signs have in that period taken the places of the signs of a good many formerly independent dealers. Thus Robe at Albany. Taylor at Baltimore, Smith at Philadelphia, Pitlock at Pittsburg, Chandler at Newark, Walsh at Chicago have disappeared, and in their stead rule the Albany, Baltimore and Chicago news companies, branches of the American News Company. In some, at least, of these cases men who had established an independent and prosperous business were compelled by the measures we have detailed to accept an interest in their own business and submit to the control of their masters, the monopolists. It seems to us to the manifest interest of all publishers to maintain their own free dom by establishing an open trade at a j uniform price with all newsdealers. This the Herald has aimed to do, believing that thus its own interests and those of its read I ors and the public would bo best served. Some years ago we had less than forty dealers on our books. We have now nearly a thou sand, and many of these subdivido their orders and thus swell the aggregate number with whom we have business rela tions. We are now supplying newsdealers from Portland, Me., to Los Angeles, in California, with from ten to ten thousand copies each, and these are sold to them at the same rates which we charge to the New York News companies. We havo found it profitable to maintain this free trade with all newsdealers, and advise other publishing houses to the same course. As an example of the policy of these mo nopolists a newsdealer in tho State of New York writes us:?"I would order both daily and Sunday papers, but I doubt if the American News Company would send the balance of my order." He had ordered only Weekly Heralds. A Western newsdealer writes that he cannot get his Heralds, "that monopoly is at its blundering tricks again. I rejoico that you are brave enough to do as you please with your own paper in the face of the American Nows Company." We could print other letters of the same kind. Of course we shall not submit to the con trol of these monopolists. Tho Herald is published at throe cents per copy. It is sold to newsdealers at two and a half cents, and we will engage to deliver to city news men at this rate without extra charge for de livery. As for our trade without the city we now control it, and mean to do so in the future. Advice Gratis to Comptroller Green. Our interest in tho fortunes of Mr. Green does not cease. When ho received and ac cepted tho unanimous nomination of tho contractors wo applauded. When tho con tractors were followed by a deputation of the blind men we showed our appreciation of this important accession to Mr. Green's strength by urging tho organ grinders to come forward and speak out liko men. But the organ grinders seem to us to take a good deal of time to make up their minds, and meanwhile there is a cessation of delegations, and matters do not look so prosperous for Mr. Green. He could receive two, or even per haps three delegations a day, anil in tho last week he has received none. Does ho forgot that only ten days remain until the eventful morning when, ballot in hand, the citizen of New York will go forth to decide who shall bo Mayor? There is still time ; at tho rate of three delegations a day Mr. Green might receive before election day any twenty one societies; and his plan of getting himself elected by such pocket constituen cies is so novel and so ingenious that we should like to see it have a lair trial. He ought to summon a deputation of the Ethno logical Society, and nnother of the Metro logical Society; tho American Microscopical Society would be an important accession to his banners; tho Colonization Society might give him useful hints on a timely subject; the services of the Genealogical and Bio graphical Society would be important as a means of perpetuating his memory after the election; and tho support of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks would be in valuable, as he will readily Hee. But theso aro only a few of tho societies, , denotations from whoso holla ought to crowd Mr. Green's anteroom during the coming week. He should summon the An cient Order of Hibernians, the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, the Irish Emigrant So ciety; he should inveigle with his bland and artful smile tho members of St. Patrick s Mutual Alliance, of the Father Mathew societies, of the Knights of St. 1 atrick, the Limerick Gunrd, tho Ros common Leaguo of Friendship, the Emerald * ocinl Club, the Connaught Benevolent ssociation, the County Cavan Bonevo ent Society, and so on to the end of a long c apter.^ In fact, if he had begun early enough in the year he might have called for a deputation a day (Sunday's excepted), and the City Hall would have been a pleasing and instructive spectacle if they had all come. Th# Negotiations lit Europe. There is a satisfactory prospeot for a peaceful solution of the trouble between Turkey and Russia by the acceptance on the part of Turkey of Russia's proposition for on armistice, with a condition as to its possible extension put in to save the dig nity of tho Sultan. Although not formally accepted the armistice is nevertheless re garded as determined upon. This will keep tho peace until the middle of December, even without an extension ; and if at that time the negotiations are in such a position as to promise good re sults the armistice will be extended, of course. Tho point of interest in tho case, thorofore, now becomes the likelihood of successful negotiation of the difficulties at tho bottom of the trouble. These diffi culties, grouped in a crude unity under the name of the Eastern question, have defied diplomatic treatment for somo generations, and it seems, therefore, a ridiculous propo sition that they may now be settled in six weeks, with all the Powers, in the presence of the armistice, somewhat in the constrained attitude of Horace's poets "standing on one foot." Bift it must bo remembered that there has been a partial show of hands; the adversaries have felt each other's strength; it is known who holds strong suits and where the trumps ftr?- This sort of knowledge is calculated to modify extreme pretensions, and extreme pretensions have always been tho great obstacle to a settlement. The prospect is hopeful, therefore. But England, it is note worthy, proceeds with a caution not unlike that of Russia in regard to tho guarantees. The next step is a conference of the Powers. If England enters that conference she will be bound by its decisions, and it is very certain that she may be ovorruled on every vital point. She will not enter, therefore, unless she can previously secure herself by a pledge of the Powers as to the limitation of the functions of tho conference. She de mands, consequently, that the conference have for its basis the maintenance of the independence and integrity of the Ottoman Empire, and for its object tho amelioration of the condition of the Christian subjects of the Sultan. Since it seems to be the policy of Russia to be satisfied with an ad vance secured step by step this English de mand will probably not defeat tho projected conference. All Russia's objects, moreover, may be accomplished inside tho line thus drawn. Tweed at Sea. Through the long dreary watches of yes terday the revenue cutters, with their damp wings outstretched, waited around the Light ship for Tweed, and he did not come. If that West Indian hurricano has had him in its parabolic curve Sheriff Conner may not see his old friend until after tho election. Such things as a forty days' passago from Vigo arcnot unknown, but it is confidently expected that tho heroic old American tub, the Franklin, will do it in about thirty two. If he should only arrive to receive the election returns announcing the elec tion of Tilden it would hardly add to his satisfaction at seeing the new tin roof on Castle Garden. Yet it would be so like his luck that it would scarcely surprise oven the Boss himself to see his arithmetical enemy mounting into tho Presidential chair on the ruins of the Ring as he hopped into tho Governorship. We suppose that as tho Boss rolls back and forth on tho Atlantic bil lows ho must cast an occasional thought on his old cronies of the Court House. Per haps tho thing which will most astonish him on his arrival will bo tho sight of the board ing around the rear of that marble monu ment of misappropriation. His liveliest pang of regret will be that the work of fin ishing it has fallen upon men who will not be able to make it yield so large a profit as ho would, no matter how earnest their inten tions. "Oh, for a day of Sweeny and Slip pery Dick!" ho will murmur. Dreams of Watsons, with ribs proof against the erratic poles of runaway sleighs; of Sweenys more mysterious; of Hlippier Dicks; of un squealing Keysers, Garveys and In gersolls; of cheaper and more steadfast Tammany republicans than thoso that came from the Mohawk Valley nnd elsewhere, will come up in this train of thought. Doubt less his experience has taught him that the man who sots out to rob a city or a State must attend,strictly to his business nnd not lot the dreamers who wish to stretch his prehensile plans until they embrace the nation in their tentacles interfere with him. When he was tempted to think of making his puppet Governor into a puppet President he lost his head and his hold The old fable of tho dog who dropped his stolen bono to snap at its magnified image in tho water was written in vain for tho Tain many tbiovos. All these things will enter the mind of Big Six as he rolls to and fro in the Rear Admiral's bunk on the Frank lin and casts up his accounts with fortune unless he has been reduced to tho dismal condition of Mark Twain, who believed that, during a lit of sea sickness, he had "east up his immortal soul." Even Charles O'Conor would pity tho Boss if ho saw him in tho latter extremity. Klne Ore hi In the Schools. We print elsewhere a complaint which we havo reason to believe just, that the need lessly expensive dress and finery in which the well-to-do classes indulge their children in tho public schools drives out ot these schools tho children of poorer people who cannot afford to follow tho extravagance of their more prosperous neighbors, but natu | rally dislike to expose their little ones to the J ?ortlfica"on of appearing shabbily clad, j I his jh RQ abnso which ought to be rerae | died. The public schools are for all th? children, and parents who are pros perous ought to take care that they do not, >y heedless indulgence to their children, arouse a spirit of caste and make the schools disagreeable to the children of the poor. Our correspondent remarks:?"Girls gc there m silk and jewelry, and, sitting nex? to less richly attired children, taunt thens with their poor attire. The poor child goes home with tears and will not return to school until the hardly earned money of it? parents is expended in more costly clothing. The children of the very poor, therefore, cannot go at all." Is not this a shameful picture of a society which calls itself Chris tian and democratic ? One of the most important uses of the pub lic schools is to bring together the children of all classes, the rich and the poor; to causs them to know each other at an age when it may be supposed class distinctions are not felt; and thus to give to the prosperous a indly find Christian relation to the less fortunate of the community. But if parents ioster a foolish and wicked pride in chil. dren?a pride in extravagant dress?thej necessarily raise a barrier botween their chil dron and thoso of tho poor which mus1 harden and injure their own, whil* it makes the pubiio schools, to a large extent, useless to the people whose children they ought in an espocial manner to take m. Wo shall recur to this subject again, as well as to some other points raised by our correspondent. The Republican* In the City. The republicans are crying out "Hayes f "Hayes!" but they seem to forget the city nominations. General Arthur and Mr. Dar ling and the other city republican man agers keep us unduly in suspense. They may have an angel in reserve as a candidate lor Mayor and an angelio choir to support him in the minor city offices. We like Mr Smith Ely ; but, after all, he is only a mortal man, and if Mr. Darling should trot out an angel?a real angel, a seraphic creature, a heaven-born candidate, so to speak?the Herald, which is the organ of the indepen dent vdters, might feel compelled to support him, and no doubt that would elect him. But we must toll tho republicans thai there is such a thing as holding even an angelic candidate in reserve too long. Her? we are within ten days of the election, and with a good candidate for Mayor alreadj nominated by Tammany and the demoi crats?a candidate who, humanly speaking, would make an excellent Mayor,' and who is liked by the Germans and the Irish and the Americans, and will make a hole in poor Mr. Green's celebrated deputations. And here are ths city republican politicians seeming to know nobody but Hayes, and giving even Governor Morgan a touch of cold shoulder, as though they might ex. change him for Hayes if the strug. glo should prove close. We advise ths republicans to hurry up their nominations, and by all means let them select a candidate for Mayor who can count. If ho cannot add up a column of figures we will have none of him, if he is ever so angelic. It does not matter about bis gonernl knowledge of city affairs or about bis judgment on oity im provements; what is needed is that th? republican candidate shall bo able to do a sum in addition. We do not mean to say that even with this transcendent and trans cendental qualification he can bo elected; bnt at any rate he will bo able to divide Mr! Green's vote with him, and that is, perhaps,' as much as General Arthur and Mr. Darlinj expect Quimbo Apro has had his bail fixed at flvo thousand dollars, and he accepts the situa tion with "a smile that is childlike and bland. Let not the haughty Caucasian grumblo at this or ask, Is civilization a fail ure ? Let him pair off with Keddy the Black smith, who died caimly in his bed after a respectable homicidal career, with thit heathen Chinee, who has a chance of dying in his boots allee sauiee Melican man. PERSONAL INTELLIGENCE. Tupper has beautiful blue eyes. Joseph Severn, in whose arm* Keats died, still live! In Home. Charles S. rnrnell, M. P., of Irelsnd, Is st tb< Fifth Avenue Hotel. At. Funck-Hrentano thinks that the Slavonic races are dostlnod to revive civilization. Lord Lancaster and C. Minion Campbell, M. P.t, of F.ngland, yesterday arrived at the Brevoort House. Councillor I.opoz Nclto, President ot the Brazilian Centennial Commission, la at the St. Nicholas Hotel. Nowhere in Western F.urope bavo Oriental studies ol late received so much encouragement as In Italy. A librarian doubled the attendance on a working men's library by adding three sets or standard novels. ,Saturday Iitvxtw:? "Men are more easily bored than women, while women aro more subject to en?Mf than inen." To foreigners on allying visit to Paris the gay life of the streets and the living so xnuch In public are ne trifling attractions. Mr. Uellars says that the alnccrs artist will ask hire, soil, "Am 1 doing this becanse I really enjoy it ant trunk It worth doing or only bocauso I tlunk It will b? popular ?" lo climates paper and parchment are, wean tol'i, more periettablb than olscwhcro, and examplei might bo quoted ol nnporiant historical mstorials ills appearing under tnc influenco ol damp or belug catei up by insects. The Armenians Insist that Noah's ark still rest* ol tho lop ol Mount Ararat, ulilclt n is rnrenlly been as cended by a 1-oudoiier, whoso Cossack guides left him st the hegtnslng ol (he last nulo. This It only tho third recorded ascent. The Chinese aro iho only civilized peoolo who, being possessed or an ideographic system ol writing, and who, having become acquainted witn alphabetical and syllable systems, buvo deliberately chosen to mslntain tholr own ideographic characters. The Bishop of (lap loaves the priest n perfectly free sgont In Ills character of citizen. He c0|y direct* mm not to mix up Ins character us a priest with bis p,har ncier as s citizen, or lo suppose Hint in matters which concern him us u citizen lie has any right to speak us a priest. tisurge Sand, in her autobiography, does Justice to t tin excellent e flee is of needlework uu Hie mo-el tone:?"I tlunk thai this exercise has a natural at traction lor us, an inviucibio charm, which 1 bare tell at every period ol my life, and which lias often tranquillized my strongest agitation." An ingenious democrat ol Cattle*burg, Ky., at a lag raising In that village, put a rooster m a box, which he attached to the halyards and so arranged tnc cover of tho box that when tho box struck the top of toe stall the cover would lly open. His plan worked like ? chnrnt. T^te moment the cover (lew open the rooster Itghtod on the top or tho stair and com menced crowlug vigorously amid tho chooru ot the spectators.