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AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. NEW NATIONAL THEATRE. THE BLACK CROOK. KREUTZBERG'S ANATOMICAL MUSEUM. THE GREAT BtEUtT OF TARI?. Dally, from A A. M. to 10 P. M.. east of tba Philadelphia Main Exposition Building. TRIPLE SHEET. KEW YORK. FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 10. 1876. NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC. Owing to tbe action ol a portion of tbe carriers and newsmen, who are determined that the public shall not have tbe Hkrald at three cents per copy if they can prevent it, we bare made arrangement* to place the Herald In tbe bands of all our readors at tbe reduoed price. Newsboys can purchase any quantity they may desire at No. IIroadway and No. 2 Ann street From crnr report# this morning iht probabil ities are that the treat her to-day xeill be slightly warmer and partly cloudy or clear. Wall Stkkkt Yesterday.?Stocks -were feverish, irregular and lower, (told was also variable, ranging from 109 1-2 to 109 3-4 and closing at 109 1-2. Money on call loaned np to 5 and closed at 4 per cent. Govern ment and railway bonds were generally steady. A Keep Cool.?The Israelites were forty years in the wilderness. The Wheels Keep Rollino in spite of the Presidential excitement. The Board of Aldermen yesterday discussed the Tomp kins square improvements with considerable warmth. The country is safe. Fhom Stamboul we have an interesting letter, showing us how the great crisis is viewed at the focus of diplomatic interest. The armistice seems to be a blessing without any disguise to the Turks. Views op the Clebk or the Senate.? Major McDonald, the experienced Clerk of the Senate, gives his views on the present political situation in an interview with one of oar Washington correspondents, printed elsewhere. Washington, as might be expected, is deeply excited about the chances and possi ble mischances of the Presidential election. Our correspondents there send us a lull ac count of what is said and done by leading men, aud our New Orleans correspondent sends a report of a conference to be held in Washington at once by leading republicans, under the auspices of Senator West, to con sider tbe condition of tlie election results in Louisiana and South Carolina. We beg these leading republicans to remember that Senator West is hardly the man to win pub lic confidence in the North for any decision which he may be supposed to have in fluenced. A STrnr is Heavy Okdhakci, us seen in the Centennial Exhibition at Philadelphia, is published in another column, and will be found l>oth accurate and interesting. At a time when the great fighting nations of the world are spending hundreds of thousands in perfecting their great guns it is some what discreditable to America that the best our service has to show is that antiquated monster, the twenty-inch smooth bore Hod man gun. which throws a spherical shot. Many attempts have been made, and with fair success, of converting this class of smooth bores into rilled guns by providing them with steel linings, but the experi ments hnvo not been iricd on a Inrge scale or with the heaviest guns. We hope that our legislators will do something to advanco our eonditioa in. this respcct Kxettement Or?r the Pr#?ld?ntl?l Vot?-L?l Ui B* ai Calm M W# Can. There has never been a time since the cnrtain first rose on the great drama of onr civil war when pnblic feeling has been so widely and deeply stirred as daring the V*st two days of uncertainty and sus ! pense. In every city, town and village ! within the range of telegTaphie com munication the people are -tossed on a sea of tumultuous emotions, con sisting of ever fluctuating hopes, fears, curiosity, anxiety, party spirit and patriotic apprehensions. These exuberant demon strations are so natural, so irrepressible, so pardonable under the circumstances, that it is impossible to breathe a word of censure; but popular feeling is wrought up to such a pitch thut it seems necessary, or at least justifiable, to utter some words of caution. This in tense strain on the public sensibilities does no harm so long as the vast crowds which throng around the newspaper bulletins and ! other places of political resort preserve the good temper and jocose disposition which have thus far enlivened the scenes in the streets. So long as the intermingled parti sans, whose alternate cheers over the varying reports of each hour are so wildly enthusiastic, continue to chaff and banter each other, the assembled crowds only serve to give animation to the streets and give them dramatic life. But if this strain of suspense, anxiety and party emotion should continue for two or three days longer the exhaustion which necessarily follows so much excitement will produce an irritable nervous condition, which may cause the good-natured banter and pleasant mockery to be turned into ongry and bitter recrim inations, and lead to deplorable disturbances ot the public peace. It is to be hoped, on all grounds, that this severe tension of the public sensibilities may be ended by definite and authentic news before another day Bhall have elapsed ; for it is doubtful whether more than three days of such intense excitement can be endured without draining the sources of grotesque and jesting humor and turning all this forced mirth into bitterness. The most amiable and peace-loving men easily lose their temper under the nervous exhaustion which follows overstrained ex citement, and if popular feeling should reach this unfortunate stage the multi tudinous crowds in our streets would easily be transformed into angry mobs on any chance provocation, and a riot once begun is liable to go to extreme lengths. The excellent temper thus far ex hibited does credit to the manliness 6f the American people, who exchange pleasant repartees when their feelings are moved to the profoundest depths, and if their nerves were as reliable as their good intentions there would be no reason for apprehensions. But human nature has its limits, and the excite ment cannot be much longer maintained at its present high pitch without leading to a reaction, which will bode no good to the public tranquillity. We hope and trust that the real state of the vote .will be known be fore the sun sets to-day, and that the feverish agitation of the public may be soothed and I quieted by a good night's sleep after three days of overwrought anxiety. But if this great strain of exciting sus pense is destined to continue till the end of the week the appeal which we now make to the better feelings of the community is not out of place. While the people are yet in an amiable and generous state of mind they may listen to advice which would fall on heedless ears if offered a day or two later, when the irritability of exhausted nerves shall succeed the bantering good temper which has thus far marked the bearing of political partisans toward each other in the dense and thronging multitudes. Our voice is for peace. We would fain allay the excitement, harmless as yet, which may lead to serious and regrettable consequences, if reason and moderation do not come in to assuage popu lar feeling when the overtaxed fountains of good humor shall begin to give out We ac cordingly ask citizens of both parties to be stow their patient attention on the following considerations:? In the first place, then, it is almost too obvious for statement that nothing which c?n be done in the streets of New York or the streets of any other city can have any influence on the result. The electoral vote of Florida and Louisiana will be what the canvassing officers of those States may de clare it, and this wonderful ferment and commotion of the public mind can alter nothing, even if the furnaco of excitement should be kindled to tenfold heat. Before an election glowing exhibitions of poptilar feeling may produce great effects, but after an election they cannot have a feather's weight one way or the other; for the election has now reached a stage where everything must be decided by official ac tion, in pursuance of settlod principles of law. The local inspectors of election in the various voting precincts have already prepared their returns, although the re moteness of the placcs and their distance from the telegraph prevents our knowing, as yet, the contents of the returns. They already exist in black and white, and only ? the State boardj of canvassers in the doubt' ftil States have any legal power to re view them or pass on their validity. The regularly constituted State au thorities in Florida and Louisiana will officially declaro which ticket has been elected in their respective States, and noth ing said or done by people at a distance can inflnence their action. Wo must await the result of their notion with as much patience ns we can, and when our legitimate curiosity is satisfied on that point we can consider at our leisure the questions of fraud or fair i Bess that may be suggested by the returns.* I It must be borne in mind, in the second placot that there is ample time for deliberate action by those who have grounds of com plaint. A period of three months is to in ; tervene before the . electoral vytes will be opened and counted in the presence of the two houses of Congress. The Klec^oral ; Colleges in the several States do not meot j till December, and as their action is merely I formal and cannot in auy way be in 1 terfered with, it may be dismissed from i present consideration. But if there is well i grounded suspicion of fraud the political party that suffer* has abundant time to col lect evidence, and at Congress will be in session two months before the electoral rotes are connted there will be no difficulty in bringing the evidence to the attention of the only body which has any authority to make it a basis of action, lied ress and relief can come only from Con gress, which has the sole power of deoiding in what manner the votes shall be counted and on what grounds any oan be exoluded. Congress will act with the eyes of the country upon them under the pressure of a potential public opinion, which will find voice in the press and be brought to bear with mighty force if it shall appear that there are good grounds for complaint. If the existing rules are inadequate it is in the power of Congress to substitute new and better ones. If the precedents cannot b$ safely or equitably followed Congress is not bound by former precedents. It is within its legiti mate and acknowledged authority to pass a law or adopt a joint resolution which will be fair and just to both parties, and the pressure of public opinion will not per mit Congress to give its sanotion to a manifest fraud and cheat the people out of a result legally attained by tfceir votes. The Presidential election will not be decidod by the mere returns, but by the action of Congress in 'making rules for preventing dishonest re turng from deciding the result. What the people may do in this period of sus pense and excitement will amount to nothing. What they may say to Congress alter the Electoral Colleges have acted may be relied on for preventing attempts to nul lify the popular will. N Ho Kn Klaxing the Bisections. One of the parties in Florida sends a re port that the other party has "wrecked a train and Ku Kluxed the eleotion returns." The report is probably untrue, but the phrase is well used. It reminds us to tell the politicians of both parties that the peo ple will stand no Ku Kluxing of eleotion re turns this time. They mean to have peaoe and fair play. If the democrats have carried Louisiana the people will not allow Gov ernor Kellogg and Mr. Packard, with a too convenient Returning Board, to Ku Klux the vote. They were allowed to do it in 1872, so far as the result had only a local impor tance ; but the Senate refused to admit the Senator elected by their fraud. They did it again in 1874, but public opinion forced a republican Congress to condemn the fraud in the most positive and conspicuous manner by unseating some of the members of the Legislature who were Ku Kluxed in by the Beturning Board. We beg the New Orleans republican managers to remember that their previous frauds are well known here in the North, and that as men already detected and exposed in Ku Kluxing election returns they have need to be conspicuously fair and upright this time. All their acts and proceedings will be watched with the most jealous eyes by honorable men of both parties in the North, and they should remember that the .pre sumption lies fairly against them, because they have already been detected in the same trick of which they are now suspected. So, too, in South Carolina, we warn the j adherents of Governor Chamberlain against I attempting to Ku Klux the election returns. They cannot hope to succeed, for they will be exposed, and their own party in the North will disown them. It is very well understood here that the South Carolina election machinery has been constituted in a suspiciously unfair and partisan manner. Judge Mackay, of the Supreme Court of the State, himself a Hayes republican, but op posed to corruption, has exposed the manner in which Governor Chamber lain arranged for a count of the vote. There is a Board of State Canvass ers the majority of whose members are candidates for election on the same ticket with Chamberlain, and are thus, by a monstrous perversion of fair dealing, al lowed to canvass and dccide upon the votes of the State and declare whether they them selves are elected; and not only this, but of the ninety-six Commissioners of Election in the counties seventy are Chamberlain's de clared partisans, and forty are office-holders who hold their places by his appointment. Now, no one ought to be condemned on mere suspicion; but if we find a man going about on a dark night with a kit of burglar's tools ho cannot blame us if we keep our eyes t>nhim;it is not ungenerous or unjust to regard him with suspicion and to require him to give a very clear account of himself. In Ku Klux times in Arkansas a State law, still on the statute book, authorized any citi zen to shoot down any one caught with the mask and paraphernalia of a Ku Klux. We do not desire to bring odium upon Messrs. Chamberlain, Packard and Kellogg; but wo ! warn them that they are known here in the : North; the honest men of both parties regard ! them with just suspicion, and they have i need to play not only with common but with ' very conspicuous fairness. If they have car I ried Louisiana and South Carolina so be it ; but they must satisfy the honest and fair 1 minded men of bo?h parties in the North of that fact, or they will be disowned and exe ) crated by their own party. There must be I noKuKluxing of the election returns. What ever unscrupulous politicians might wink at, the main body of the republican party in the North is honest and patriotic and will tolerate no injustipe. Polict Liticmtiok.?How a suit can be maintained in the courts of this State to enforce | contract made in defiance of the laws of the State is not very clear; yet this is the nature of. the suit whose progress is reported from day to day for the recovery of a portion of the profits gained in the sale of "policy" slips. It was decided by the 1 Supretue Court not long since that it would not afl'ord a remedy to a man who had been I overreached in a certain transaction that | wiis contrary to publio policy and illegal on its face ; and the same principle should govern any litigation the subject of which | is the atrocious policy robbery. He who ; endeavors to enrich himself in defiance of : the laws is not entitled to be protected in i that effort by the laws themselves. Keep Cool.?The oenturios aro not ex I hausted. There will be five Presidential j elections before this cyols is ended. A D?Uc?tc HtuUra. A time come in onr history m a na tion when a grave public exigency may re quire of both parties the exercise of uncom mon prudence and self-restraint. The Presidential election, one of the most exciting and severely contested on record, has passed in absolute pcace. Election day vai quiet in every State, Northland South, and neither party can set up a claim of vio lence or disorder at the polls. This result is a credit to us as a nation. With half the excitement almost any nation in Europe would have fallen into revolution or general civil disorder. The day was a test of the self-restraint and the common sense of the American people, and they stood the test admirably. But now may come another and a severer trial. The . electoral vote is very close; at least it promises to be so; but every one ought to bear in mind that the formal and official count of votes has not been oompleted m several StateB, and will not be in hand from every State until per haps Saturday. This count may Rtill settle the result in such a manner as to avoid all dispute. On the other hand, it may leave the result dependent on the votes of either South Carolina or Louisiana, two States in which the republican party has in terfered with troops; in which it was charged before election day with gross wrongs, which charges have not been denied; and in which, while both parties now claim a majority, the vote is still to be canvassed by returning boards composed of republicans? in the ease of South Carolina of persons themselvea running for office, and in Louis iana of men whose canvass of the vote of 1874 was declared by the committee of a re publican House of Eepresentatives to have been fraudulent to such a degree that the republican Congress felt itself obliged to un seat several republicans and put into their places democrats who had been legally eleoted. That is to My, the votes of South Carolina and Louisiana are to be canvassed or re counted, and the returtis of these two States in the Electoral College decided by persons whose attitude, to say the least of it, is not impartial; who have a direct personal inter est in the result of their canvass; who in Louisiana were two years ago detected in fraudulent manipulation of the returns; and on whose verdict or declaration of the result no honest citizen of either party can there fore have confidence. Unfortunately, it may happen that returns thus made, and thus lacking in the main elements required to give them public confidence, may, if they are to be used, decide the Presidential election. Leaving South Carolina out of view, or rather conceding it to the republicans, then it may chance that Louisiana's vote shall be needed to decide the election; and here the democrats formally complained, a number of days before the election, that their voters were denied registry; that the republican registration was to some extent fraudulent; and that in some democratic parishes the Commissioners of Election had been with drawn by Governor Kellogg, thus leaving those parishes without official means of casting and reoording their vote, with the purpose of thus giving the State Returning Board a pretext for entirely throwing them out. We have presented the terms of a possible and very grave publio danger very plainly, because the people of the country ought to understand them and look them in the face. We still trust that the case we have sup posed may not arise, but if it does then we have this to say :? L Both parties, everywhere, must remem ber that there must be no violence, no dis order, no attempt at irregular proceedings. This is not Mexico ; and with absolute pa tience and quiescence on the part of those who may believe themselves threatened with wrong all charges can be examined and all wrongs that are found can be rectified. Any attempt at violenoe is at once fatal to the party which should attempt it. The Amer ican people do not mean in this centennial to be diagraoed in the eyes of the world and humiliated in their own esteem by dis orderly prooeedings or revolutionary at tempts, on any plea whatever. They will resent with the utmost bitterness anything which looks to disorder, no matter what may be the fanoied or pretended provocation. II. The electoral vote is not counted until the 14th of February next The electors meet in their separate States on the 4th of December. If in any State, as in * Louisiana, one side believes th*t the Returning Board has given ita certificate of election wrongly, it will have abundance of time to lay its proofs before Congress and the publio be tween the 4th of December and the 14th of February; noi;will Congress dare, even if it would, to refuse to entertain a complaint so serious. But it would not. The patriotic men of both sides would see that no taint of injustice or wrong shall hang about a Presi dential election. 1IL Finally, as the democratic party is that whioh feels itself likely to be aggrieved in this matter, we beg them to remember thnt the danger which now stares the country in the lace is but one of the results of the re bellion whioh they encouraged, and in which the largest part of them en gaged in 1861. That rebellion was cause less and unreasonable to the last degree; to their folly and wickedness in bo ginning and encouraging it are due the multitude of evils which have rested upon the country since, and of which this pres ent emergency is another. The country has not forgotten their agency in these mat ters. It is not unwilling once more to trust them with political power ; the present vote shows this. But it will not tolerate for an instant anything which looks to a disor derly or violent attempt to grasp power, or even anything which could be construed into a threat to do to. The constitu tion of the United States and the decent public opinion of tho country will provide a remedy for every attempted wrong. But tho appeal for such remedy must be made in an orderly way by men who keep tho peace, and who utter no threats, and who have pa tience to plead their causo and abide the just judgment of the country. We speak these plain words of warning because we wish to allay public excitement, and because we are certain of ono thing - that the American people, warned by one rebellion, will make extremely abort work of any party, be it the democratic or the re publican, which attempt* or threaten! civil disorder hereafter on any plea or pretext whatever. Am Bietllag D?jr? Yesterday was a day such as the American people have not experienced since the year 1860. Only the exoitement incident to the rising passions which reached their acme in the bloodiest civil war of modern times can be compared to the turmoil of doubt that stirred the whole nation over the disputed result of the Presidential election. At nearly all great centrcs business was sus pended. In front of the Hxbajld office a groat crowd waited all day, scanning with breathless impatience the returns that were posted on the bulletins as f*st as received. This crowd changed from moment to mo ment, fed constantly by the great channels that converge here, and for the greater part of the day was so dense that vehieles went up and down Broadway only in single file, while frequently the street was obstructed entirely. At night the throng was in creased, if anything, and thousands lingered until after midnight, cheering at the slightest indications of victory for their respective parties. In a less degree a similar faot was experienced at other newspaper offices. De spatches of inquiry poured in upon us all day from all parts of the country, indicating that a fever heat prevailed everywhere over the groat uncertainty. In tho cars, in the streets, in the restaurants, wherever men are found in promiscuous groups, it was notice able that their ordinary demeanor was changed ; the conversational gave place to the declamatory tone, and ever? utterance was emphasized with vigorous gesticulation. This deep excitement was not due merely to the uncertainty of some States. Not a word was heard in the streets that could be dis torted to imply any passionate discontent with a fair result, whatever it might be. But as Florida seemed to become more and more hopeless for the Democrats, and the proba bility rose that the result would turn upon the vote of Louisiana, the feeling of distrust in the Board which has to act upon the re turns in that State sprelSl dismay on every hand. The apprehension that the decision of the nation might be perverted in one State by the machinery which had already covered such grossly fraudulent transactions startled all. For tho first time people experienced how great and how immediate is the.inter est that every State has in the honest organi zation of every other State; and it was recog nized that the nation at large might have oc casion to repent bitterly the apathy with whioh it has contemplated the oppression of Louisiana. Why a. Repwbllcttn Conference > We have a report that leading republicans are to meet in conference in Washington at once to oonsider the situation in Louisiana, South Carolina and Florida. We do not wish unnecessarily to intrude our advice, but would it not be better and more statesmanlike for these leading re publicans to call into their conference an equal number of leading democrats? The situation is serious; it need not be dan gerous. Wise and conciliatory action, con spicuous fairness in dealing with ques* tions in dispute, will harmonize all and satisfy the people. But these results are best obtained by a conference of the statesmen of both parties; in their decision the people of all par tie| would rest content. To call a party conference is only to increase suspicion, alarm and excitement An emergency such as this should be met by statesmanship and by the frankest and most open and honor able counsel between the real statesmen of both parties. N. B.?We should advise the exclusion of Senator West. British Mohammedans. ? Certain Moham medans of the British Empire have just petitioned Queen Victoria, Empress of India, on the subject of her relations with the Snltan of Turkey to countervail, if possible, the expression of British opinion on the subject of Bulgarian atrocities. They in vite attention to the fact that forty millions of Her Majesty's subjects in India regard the Sultan as the head of their religion, and apon the assumption that if the humani tarians of England nre to be listened to as they claim in a few country towns the wishes of fort}* millions should not be ig nored. Thdy request Her Majesty not to abandon the Ottoman sovereign. This ap peal puts in bolder relief than any other re cent fact the position of England as the second Mohammedan Power of the world, and shows the important political bearing of England's relations to Turkey. But if.the English people are Christian and wish to leave Turkey alone, and the Hindoos are Mohammedans and wish to savdBTurkey,. the government must choose whether England or India is of the greatest conse quence. Which is the kite and which is the tail? Th* Ikdians.?The column under General Crook, which has been organized with the object of making a winter campaign against the hostile Sioux, ought to give a good ac count of itself. Great care seems to have been shown in fitting it for the work before it?work that has been considerably simpli fied by the surrender of the Cheyennes to General Miles. There will, however, be plenty of opportunity offered to the men and officers of Crook's command to show their mettle and render important services to the country by settling forever this Indian question. We hope General Crook will have better success in the present campaign than in his summer operations. Wo en tirely agree with the praise bestowed by the General on the troops who Accompanied him during the arduous campaign on the Big Horn and Yellowstone. They merited all tho good their commander can say of thom, but a little more foresight on the part of General Crook would have spared them many of the hardships which they suffered. It is to be hopod that no more rash ventures will be msdo. Goon Oct o? Nazabetr.?The result of the election through which we have just p/ssed will teach the politicions that per sonal vilification can no longer be an effec tive weapon in a political contest. Governor Tilden has been tho worst tbuud candidate aver bsfoxe tha people for the Presidential offlo* Tel hi* own eity givss him th? largest rot* of my of the many popular can didates in the field, his State again indorses him by a splendid majority, and, if not elected President, he can only be defeated by a single electoral vote. After this let hi hope that personal abuse of candidates in a canvass will be abandoned by common oon sent. Prevention Is Better Thnn Cnre. Yesterday we again took ocoasion to call attention to our cumbrous and dangeroui method of counting Presidential ?otee. The present emergency unfortunately only too well confirms our statement? as to the expe diency of a constitutional amendment It hfa however, become necessary to deal with the evil as it now is, and if there is really danger that votes in Florida, Louisiana or South Carolina have been falsely counted, the future peace and quiet of the country demand impartial and immediate investiga tion into the charges which may be made. It must be discovered where and by whom the alleged frauds have been committed be- ? fore it is too late to prevent their disastrous consequences. The strength and the sta bility of the incoming four years' administra tion depend upon the foundation upon which it now bases its right to exist, and should one of the candidates be placed in the Presidential chair by any proceeding which can justly be termed unfair it in un likely that the consequent dissatisfaction pill be soon or easily appeased. The almost ^ equal strength of our two great political organizations points to the danger of sus pected usurpation on the part of either, and it is as wjp?ng as it is unreasonable to re main blind to the risks of wrong dealing in so vital a matter. Senator Morton submitted a report from the Committee on Privileges and Electioni during the first .session of the Forty-third <* Congress, in which it is stated:?" Where the choice of President depends upon the election in a State which has been publicly characterized by fraud or violence, and in which one party is alleged to have tri umphed and secured the certificates of elec tion by chicanery or the fraudulent interposi tion of oourts, such a President would in advance be shorn of his moral power and authority in his office, would be looked upon as a usurper, and the consequences that would result from such a state of things no man can predict. But it may be com pared to what has so often occurred in his tory, where the successor to the crown in a monarchy was believed by a large part of the nation to be illegitimate, or not to be rightfully entitled thereto under the laws or usages of the nation." This grave warning comes from one of the leading republican Senators, one of the foremost and most influ ential men of his party. His words give u? reason to hope that he and others of his party will place patriotism above party and unite in condemnation of any attempt, should such be made, to manipulate the vot? of a State in the interest of the republican candidate. Thk Wbathsb.?Yesterday a high pressure prevailed on the Pacific coast and over all the region east of the Mississippi Kiver ex. cept in New York and New England, whence the storm of the 7th is slowly pass ing northeastward. The highest pressure is in the Southwest A storm centre is slowly developing in the Northwest, with a high temperature, the thermometer at Fort Sully, Dakota, registering yesterday after noon seventy degrees. . It is probable that this storm will reach our meridian by Sun. day next; we will in any cape feel its influ. ence by that time. Light rain, due to the oontact of the two areas of high and low pressure eastward of the lakes, has pre vailed from Toledo, Ohio, to the North At lantic ooast. Snow has fallen at Sangeen, Mich., but at other points partly cloudy or dear weather has been experienced. Morn ing temperatures in the Gulf and South At lantic States have been low and those of the Northwest have fallen below freezing point. The weather in New York to-day will be slightly warmer and partly cloudy or clear. Shipbulldiho in New York is unhappily almost among the things of the past. A re view of the causes which have led to the decay of this industry here is published elsewhere. The blow that American com merce received during the war of the rebel lion from the English cruisers has never been entirely recovered from. The Ameri can mercantile marine is, however, slowly creeping up ; but New York does not share in the revival. Capital seeks the cheapest market, and the ship carpenters have de cided that that must be looked for at otbei ports. PERSONAL INTELLIGENCE. The bat stores art crowded. Iowa farmers banker after California. That torcb may ba saved to throw at cata Gothic architecture Is said to hamor necessities. Marshal Canrobert, ol Crimean lame, Is seriously llV. Cariyle calls Darwin sn atheist with very little lnlah leek The Servian la a coward In big boots, bat hla oaase Is Just. Sir Alexander T. Gait, ol Montreal, Is at (ha Gllsey House. Forty per cent of tbo food of the English people la Imported. Or. 1. I. Hsyes Is a son ol Benjamin Hayaa, of Waat Cheater, Pa. Dlo Lewis hits returned to Boston to aeara people Into ayspepala. The full moon face of Secretary Robeson will not ll* luminate the Senate. The Russian peasant la both a ready soldier and a practical communist. Can the late republican candidate for Viee Preaideht be called a left Wbeeler* The Dan bury A'etet calls Bob Ingersoll the Victor Hugo of American poliilca Western journals prophealad that fleadrtcks would succeed to the Presidency. Now tat Senator Morton preaa his measure for secur* Ing a Presidential election upon a popular vote. Two Springfield men made a but so that the loser should go without bis drinks during the rest ol tha year. It was a llttlo chap Just out of dresses who the other day called creat masses of white clouds "tho moun tains of heaven." In tendon recently a man bespattered by a passing cab sued the owner for damages, and ha recovered a shilling and cokIb. Yesterday the Hon Mr. Lafamrae was sworn in a Minister ol Inland Revenue ot the Dominion o. Canada, v-lca Hun. Mr. GeolTrion, rotired on account ol Ill-health. The Sprtngtinld R'publiean thinks that Tllden may sppolut a Cabinet which wUi flitter the mischievous eiaiaeataof tha South with Mistaken lutarpratatioaa sf Its vtrtory.