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THE DAILY HEliALD, published eirry
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Tof. Views op Different People in this
eity and elsewhere, which we publish on the
question of the Presidency, may not be
of much value as guides to a solution of the
great difficulty, but are certainly straws
showing how the wind blows.
Tbuanct.?The Hoard of Education is en
titled to particular credit for its endeavors
to deal with the knotty question of habitual
truancy in this city. It may bo taken as a
rule, with few or no exceptions, that, the hab
itual truant of the lower orders is destincil to
bccome a unit of tlio army of criminals later
in life, and every little brand of humanity
snatched from the burning will bo well
worth all it will coat.
Cttrtom House Discourtesy.?It wonld
mrely redound to the credit of Philadelphia
to see that the foreign exhibitors when re
moving their goods, which have made the
Exhibition instructive as well as attractive,
ihould experience no vexations delay. A
little attention by the Centennial Cominis
lionors in the shape of u representation of
the facts to the Secretary of the Treasury
should suffice to have the number of ap
praisers increased until the work of remov
ing the exhibits could proceed without inter
A Warning to Sayinos Dank Officials.?
If nny of our savings bank presidents and
trustees should in the course of human
events find it advisable to leavo tho United
States and make a pilgrimage abroad they
will do well to avoid Russia. The President
and officials of the Commercial Loan Rank
of Moscow, in that country, have been sen
tenced, some to perpetual banishment and
some to imprisonment and tin", having been
convicted ol "irregularities" in the manage
ment 01 the institution. Yet their oll'encos
were trivial. What would have been their
punishment had they olTei^led like some of
Oilt savings bank officers'(
Uallr, fn.nT"sKA.nME1J,oI^,ifB 0F pARI?.
Main Exposition Htiiidinp ' of u,? FhlUdflpUU
Ninth and
KF.W YORK. T11U R SI?,\ Y. NltVKMIlEU 1?. 1876.
Owlnjr to tlio nctlon ol a portion of tho carriers and
newsmen, who arc determined Hint the public siiall
not bnvo the IIkbald at three rents per copy if they
ran prevent It, wo have made arrangements to place tho
Uira 1.0 in the hands of all our readors at the redncod
prire. Newsboys can purchase i.ny quantity they may
desire at No. I,2?5 Ilroat'way and No. 2 Ann sireeu
From our reports this morning the probabil
ities air that the weather to-day irill be cool and
partly cloudy or cloudy, vcith, possibly, 1'vjht
The most nilscnievous article we have seen In the
press on the Presidential dilliculty is In tho IlKKALn of
What iloes the Express mean ?
Wall Street Yf.stf.rday. ?Gold opened
?nd closed at 109 3-4, with sales in the
interim at 109 5-8. Money on call loans was
supplied at 1 and 3 per cent. Tho Rtock
market, after a firm beginning, ended weak
ind feverish, with the bears in the ascendant.
Government and railway bonds were gen
erally steady.
The Protestant Episcopal Church in
Ameilca opened its annual congress yester
terday in Roston. Tho subject of discus
sion was "Freedom of Thought"?a very
wide one and scarcely to bo disposed of in a
few hours.
ket President Grant Be Impeached.
If President Grant has violated the con
stitution, iik Homo of tlio democratic leaders
so confidently churge, we say let him bo
impeached. ?
If, in sending troops to New Orleans, to
Columbia, to Tallahassee, he has broken a
law or a constitutional provision, let him be
If in what he has said and done within a
few days past he lias attacked the liberties
of th? country, or has broken his official
oath, or set at naught nny constitutional
safeguard whatever, wo repeat, let him be
If in his order to General Sherman the
other day he broko a law of the land, let
him bo impeached.
II in his order to General linger to seo to
it that the lawful custodians of the ballots
should be protected in Florida in a peaceful
count the President violated the constitu
tion, let him be impeached.
If in his order to General Sheridan in
Louisiana, or to General Hunt in South
Carolina to tho same effect, he has broken
his oatli to mnintain and defend tho consti
tution, let him bo impeached.
If it is asserted or insinuated that he
has given or sent to theso officers any
secret instructions violating tho con
stitution, let him be impeached, and
let these officers, who are men of
honor, soldiers of high repute, who have
offered their liyes for their country?let
them be summopod to tho bar of the House
to bear witness. They will tell the truth.
The country stands once more where it
stood in 18G0. The nation is strong, health
ful, inclined to peace and order ; but
ouco more the politicians of the two parties
are urging it on to war. They stand
safely behind, out of any possible
fire, but they do not scruplo in the least to
urge the peoplo forward toward* the danger
ous edge of things. Daily they increase the
excitement; their constant effort is to stir
up suspicion, hatred, alienation of one part
from the other; to bring us nearer and
nearer to an explosion, which, if it takes
place, will find them Bafely stowed away in
bombproofs and out of the line of fire.
Wo have had enough of this. One great
civil war was brought on, contrary to the
will of tho people of this country, by tho
politicians. We give these gentry, these
tailors of Tooley street, timely notice that
they must not bring on another. They are
playing a gigantic game of bluff; but we,
the people, are the stake. Let them pause.
Forty millions of American citizens have
not toiled and economized to let
a parcel of demagogues waste their
substance and spoil their lives. If these
political leaders persist in stirring up hatred
and strife they will have to fight it out, and
they will find themselves this time held by
the people personally responsible and in a
manner which will not be agreeable to them
or safe for them.
Tho Express of last evening makes a per
fectly temperato and absolutely accurate
article in' yesterday's Herald the pretext
for a torrent of incendiary insinuations and
assertions. It compares tho conduct of the
President and tho present condition of af
fairs in tho disputed States to tho grievances
which brought on the Revolution and the
war of 1812. Wo should not notice such stuff
trom a difforont and unofficial source; but
we choose to notico it in the Express. That
journal is an official orgon of tho democratic
leaders. It is said to be tho property of
Mr. John Kelly and other prominent demo
crats. Its sentiments are known to be in
spired by the most important of tho dem
ocratic leaders. It is the mouthpiece of all
these leaders; but wo trust not of Mr.
We warn theso gentlemen to call off their
dog. We warn them to muzzle tho in
temperate zeal which in the present excited
condition of the public mind tries to inflame
tho ignorant and indiscreet members of
its party and threatens riot and civil dis
turbance if any one dares to point out a peace
ful way of solving our difficulties orventures
to hint that there aro peaceful methods.
We beg Mr. Tilden, Mr. Hewitt and* the
othor democratic leaders here and all over
tho country to remember their responsi
bility just now; and wo bog the democratic
leaders in this city in particular to bear
in mind that they and no one else
they alone aro responsible, and will
be held responsible for tho utterances
of their organ, the Express. What that
journal says has no importance other thnn
as it is known to be controlled and owned
by tho supporters and friends of Mr. Tilden.
What it says has no influence except as it
is believed by the democratic masses to
speak the sentiments of thoir leader. If
in its mischievous and incendiary article of
yesterday it does not speak tho sentiments
of Mr. Tilden, let him and his friends dis
own its utterances; Let thorn call off their
I his is not a -time to be playing with
firo; but if the democratic leaders mean
to do so wo warn them that they
will get their own fingers burned.
It will not do for the democratic politicians
to let it be understood that they do not
mean to abide by any just and lawful ver
dict which the people may give. It will not
do for them now, when nothing is de
cided, to hint or threaten about
what they will do if the issue goes
against them. Tho people of this country
have not forgotten 1861, and they do not
mean to be dragged into another war by a
set of men tho burden of whoso blunders
and wicked ambitions we aro still bearing.
We repeat, if President Grant has done
wrong, if ho has broken any law or violated
tho constitution by his acts of the last few
days, let him be impeached. The demo
crats have a majority in tho House
of Representatives ; the Congress meets
in December. Let the democratic House, as
soon as it meets, accept and bring forward
the charges framed and the proofs to be
adduced by tho democratic politicians. But
let us have no bullying meantime,
and let us have no threats of what
will happen awny off in February
when the electoral vote comes to be
e?>nnt<<l. It is not n good time
for such child's play, and it is a very bud
time lor incendiary assertions and insinua
tions. If the democratic leaders are states
men, if they aro anything higher than
unscrupulous demagogues, they must
see that this is a timo conspicu
ously for moderate speech, for mu
tual conciliation, for conservative lan
guage and conduct, for instructing
their people in the ways of peace and honor;
and not for misrepresenting the facts of the
difficulty, inciting to suspicion and distrust,
and thus inilaming the minds of the ignorant
members of their party with sentiments
which can lead only to riot and civil dis
order, and which to the cursory reader seem
deliberately intended to produoe these
What vrai tbo tea duty, or even the principle of tax
ation involved..which led to the War ol Independence,
compared with overthrowing a I'roaident who is
rlcclcd by the people and installing a man iu the
residential chair who haa been rejected by tbo
people f?Kxpreu.
"What does the Erprens mean?
Italian Opera In New York.
From that remote period when Italian
opera first made its advent upon Manhattan
Island, at Castle Garden, down to the pres
ent centennial year of grace, it haa almost
invariably been the fato of operatic purvey
ors and managers to bo financially unsuc
cessful. There have, indeed, been rare indi
vidual casos where some leading light ol
opera, miserably supported by tenors of
doubtful merit and incompetent soubrottes?
a sort of galaxy of dead stars?has come
off with a surplus of dollars in excess of
expenses ; but this was, properly speaking,
operatic concert, aad not opera at ail. ^ ith
the single exception of the really brilliant
season of a few years ago, when Nilsson and
Capoul were the leading attractions, we can
not recall an instance of the pecuniary suc
cess of genuine opera. Mr. Maurice
Strakosch, the well known impresario, who
discovered Patti as Columbus discov
ered America, detecting her true value as
well as that of many other musical
prodigies, returns to us after an absence
of many vears, and presents in an interesting
communication which wo print elsewhere,
his plan for the permanent establishment of
Italian opera in New York. He asks, with a
great deal of truth, how a poor manager can
make any money when a third of his profits
are wiped out in advance, as in the case of
the Academy of Music, where the rights of
stockholders are so detrimental to managers
and so unjust to the public. Considering
the exacting notions of modern prime donne
and the enormous additional expenses which
managers are obliged to incur in order to
present opera properly we cannot wonder
that the milestone wrecks of former impre
sarios bear such strong and melancholy testi
mony to the justice of Mr. Strakosch's com
plaint. That democratic New York should,
as Mr. Strakosch says, be the only harbor
for an aristocracy of music is obviously
wrong, and wo wish him all success in the
consummation of his scheme of reform. The
substantial and permanent establishment of
opera in our city would, we believe, be
the beginning of a reformation of popular
taste, extending to all kinds and classes of
music. Wo hoartily commend Mr. Strakosch's
Wo cannot believe the Americans aro as demoralized
ns tho Hkkald socms to beltcvr. Ami wo hopo ttio
republican managers will nol tako any oncourageiiu'ot
trom tho arliclo ol that paper to carry out their evil
design and to try tho temper ol the country.?Erprttt.
What does the Repress mean?
Caba'a Struggle.
Important news from Cuba reaohes us in
the latest despatches from Havana. Tho
efforts of the insurge nt Cubans have long
been directed against the town of Puerto
Principe, the last Spanish stronghold in the
interior of tho Eastern Department of the
island. Humors have been floating around
for some days in New York regarding the
capture of tho place by tho patriots, but
they lacked any shadow of confirmation.
Now, however, wo learn from Havana that
"well grounded rumors r*.e current" of a
fight at Puerto Principe which resulted dis
astrously to the Spaniards. Tho report is,
as usual, supplemented by another of the
capture of Cuban correspondence, Ac.; but
tho public aro already too familiar with
such cheap glory valiantly won by the 4
Dons from tho coast fishing boats.
There is the usual* announcement of
an execution for political offences, but
in this case a woman is tho victim to the
vengeance of the illustrious cabaUeros. The
reported capture of the Spanish steamer
Moctezuma by Cuban refugees, off the coast
of St. Domingo, shows how daring the
Cubans havo become in their operations
against their enemy. The killing of the
captain, chief officer and engineer was, per
haps, unnecessary ; but it is probable that
these officers resisted tho attock ond lost
their livos in the struggle. The action of
the government toward the patriotic Cuban
priests named in the despatch will have the
effect of weakening still more its hold on the
people by arousing their religious zeal
against a power that seeks to regulate by
police ordinances the prayers that are ad
dressed to the Almighty. None but a weak
government could bo guilty ot such a mon
strous piece of stupidity. Wo must there
fore conclude that tho Spanish government
in Cuba is both weak and stupid.
The Senate. In the eye of the constitution, la no
more tliaii the Houro. II ihe former acts upon ap
pointment* the latter holds tho purse and the
? 1 news of war.?Exprrts.
Is it not premature and slightly incen
diary to suggest just now "tho sinews of
war ?" What does the Exprtss mean ?
Crook and tub Ikdiakb.?1The interview
which we print in another column between
General Crook and the Indian chiefs who ac
company him in tho character of soldiers will
be read with no little amusement. It recalls
a sceno from Optra Ijovffe to seo the sergeants
and soldiers talk up to their generals and
prescribe a lino of conduct for them. Oue
cannot help thinking' that soldiers of this
class are not very likely to prove very effec
tive allies, and if tho government would
only undertake to encourage the soldiers of
the army to do their own scouting the
result would bo found to be much moro
satisfactory than depending 011 treacherous
savages, who only wait a good opportunity
to betray the paleface. Tho experience of
tho last campaign showed that the private
soldiers were 1>oth able and willing to do
the most difficult and dangerous scouting
service. We are glad that General Crook
has made up his mind to push on the cam
paign rapidly, but wo hope precautions will
be taken to sparo the troop* unnecessary
Tile Eurepcaa War Cload.
The announcement by cable that Turkey
will be compelled to accept the conference
by the representations of England is of the
more consequence inasmuch as it is evi
dent that Turkey's objections were the re
sult of English inspiration. In themselves
these objections were preposterous. They
held that the Sultan could not negotiate on
the internal affairs of his kingdom because
this disputed his sovereignty, while it is, of
course, known to the world that only the
internal affairs of his kingdom are or have
been under consideration. But Turkey was
put forward simply to make an objection
that England might recover ground lost
through a blunder.
There is scarcely any doubt that the pres
ent threatening aspect of the troublo is due
to the blundering of the diplomatists. Eng
land's present demand, as indicated by Earl
Beaconsfield, is for the terms of the Treaty
of Paris. Turkey also demands that the
negotiations shall proceed on the basis of
the Treaty of Paris. That treaty puts under
tho protection of the signatory Powers "the
independence and integrity of Turkey."
I his is very different from the requirement
made by England that Russia should
assent that tho conference proceed on the
basis of the ? 'integrity of the Turkish Empire."
J hat the word "independence" was not
dropped from that formula by the inadver
tency of the reporters is shown by tho ex
tract from tho jNord, the Russian organ at
Brussels, as well as by the London Times'
article published by us yesterday. The
Acmi adroitly calls the attention of Europe
to the fact that the English Foreign Office
had only demanded the "integrity of
the Ottoman Empire." It does this under
cover of complimenting Lord Derby lor the
moderation and practioal wisdom of his
demand. Tho Times declares that the Brit
ish government closes tho way to the con
ference by a demand for impossible conces
sion. Now tho concession of the integrity
of the Ottoman Empire was not impossible;
for it was really made by Russia.
England has, therefore, evidently made the
demand that Russia should also as a condi
tion of the conferenco agree that the "inde
pendence" of tho Sultan should not be en
croached upon. Russia has peremptorily
refused that demand; and if England should
insist upon that war would bo inevitable.
This attempt on the part of England to
revise her own conditions was probably
made before the dinner at the Mansion
House ; and tho British Premier, with that
taste for the theatrical in politics which is
an inseparable element of his nature, fancied
that if tho British lion should seem to be
stirred up and should roar grandly on that
occasion, it might alarm the Russian
capital and secure an immediate accept
ance of his terms. How thoroughly he
erred in that particular is now evident. He
went, in fact, only from blunder to blunder;
for to take the world into a case that is be
tween cabinets is to render it scarcely possi
ble that cabinets can again secure tho en
tire possession of it. It is possible always
lor a cabinot to retire from a position it
finds untenable; but if the head of a gov
ernment has declared itself before tho world
retreat is impossible, and this is a case in
which some one must retreat, or war resultB.
The despatch referred to seems to indi
cate that Turkey has been instructed to re
cede from the preposterous position taken
in the name of tho Treaty of Paris, which
treaty is a dead letter. As Turkey thus re
cedes England may conveniently say, as she
did with regard to the armistice, that she
spoke as the friend of the Sultan, and can
not object to what satisfies him. This,
therefore, gives the situation a more pacific
The two houses nre co-ordinate branches of tho
Lceisljturc, anil tho attempt to set ooo nbovo the
other, or to deny the power* of either, or to leave
i he imilting ol a l'rcsident to the Senate niter the ela
tion 1ms iieen practically dcclded by tho people is
f imply the ui<e ol tho pen to encourage the use of ihe
sword. ?Erpreti.
This is very mysterious. What does the
Express mean ?
Diphtherial In New Jersey.
In the city of Paterson diphtheria pre
vails to such an extent that the Mayor has
deemed it advisable to initiate extraordinary
measures for the improvement of the condi
tion of the city in its sanitary aspects.
Though official notice seems not to have
been taken of tho fact Jersey Citv is
scourged in an equal degree by this terrible
disease. Its severity in the latter city is
readily enough accounted for by the general
filth of the place, its horrible condition as
to miasmatic emanations, and, above all, by
the fact that tho drinking water is
drawn from a stream contaminated by
the sewage of the city of Paterson, as well
as by tho sewage from Newark, which is
sent up tho stream by the tide. Paterson is
in a better position with regard to the water,
but the sewers are in a very bad way, and
are a source of extensive contamination of
tho air. This is a factory town, with a
crowded and ignorant population, not only
unacquainted with hygienic needs, but in
different to all notions of that sort, and dis
posed to treat scruples in regard to cleanli
ness as a kind of fashionable nonsense. The
original Jersey element in tho population is
not superior in this respect to the factory
operatives, and is equally intolerant of new
ideas in regard to the way in which people
live. With this sort of people there seems
to be a sort of preference' to sleep six in a
room as near as possible to the open mouth
of a sewer or other source of poisonous gases,
and an epidemic is a necessary consequence.
Thk Wbatheiu?Tho disturbance which
influenced our local weather during yester
day has moved off the North Carolina coast
and is already on its way across the Atlantic.
It is followed by the area of high pressure,
whence the recent "norther" on tho Texas
coast proceeded, and which now extends from
tho Gulf to tho St. Lawrence Valley ond
into Canada along tho western side
of the Aileghany range. The rainfall in New
York yesterday amounted only to 0.54 of an
inch, which is not a very cheering exhibit
with reference to our Croton water supply.
As already announced in tho Herald, an
other depression has moved from the North
west into Dakota and Nebraska, with a com
paratively high temperature at its centre; but
the surrounding atmosphere, even as far
south as Texas, is very cold. Cloudiness
generally prevails all^ver the region east of
the Rocky Mountains, except in the Lower
Missouri Valley and at a few places in the
Upper Mississippi Valley where the weather
is clear or partly cloudy. The weather in
New York to-day will be cold and clondy or
partly cloudy, with, possibly, light snow.
A Few Plain Words.
We occasionally hear of an excitable
democrat here in the North who mut
ters threats of what may happen if mat
ters do not eventually go to his liking,
ahd who "feels in his heart that
Tildon is elected." It would be well for the
democratic party if such persons would for
the present keep silence. The country does
not forget that in 1860 similar threats were
made by democrats, and that in 1861 the
greater part of that party attempted in a
violent manner to overturn the result
of a fair election. Nothing can be
more damaging to the democratic party,
or can more quickly deprive it of
all public sympathy, than the utter
ance of foolish and perfectly vain threats.
The country is not just now in a temper
to bear with such things. The elec
tion is not yet lawfully decided ; it will not
be until the returning boards in the dis
puted States have done what the laws in
those States command them to do. It will
take some time to complete the investiga
tions prescribed by the laws; and what, in
the meantime, any one may "feel in his
heart" is not evidence and is of no impor
tance. Measures have been taken to see that
the returning boards conduct their investi
gations fairly; in New Orleans leading
democrats have invited leading republicans
to a council for joint action, which is emi
nently proper, and at this stage of the busi
ness no one has a right to say that foul play
will be successful or even attempted.
Moreover, if the laws and the men who
execute them are bad in such States as
Louisiana, we beg the democrats down there
to modestly remember how they became so.
If they had accepted their defeat in 1861 in
good faith they wo?ld not bo where they
are now. We do not countenance injustice,
nor does the North desire it. The recent
election should show the Southern whites
how little the North sympathizes with wrong
doing in the South and against the South.
Thousands of lite-long republicans here
have voted against their party on this South
ern question alone. We warn the Southern
whites that they will be sorry in the end for
any course which shall make these republi
cans regret their votes. The laws as they
exist must be faithfnlly executed and scru
pulously obeyed \jntil they are lawfully
changed. That is the sound and only rule
in a free country.
Every one knows that this menns submission to a
partisan and partial tribunal, which there la rcaoon to
liolievo baa made up iu minu in Advance to throw oat
Mr. Tilden and to count in Mr. Hayea, although Mr.
Tilden may have fairly and legally a majority of the
electoral votes as well as an overwnolming majority of
the popular rote.?Ezjtreu.
Is it not playing with fire to endeavor to
excite the people on dangerous assumptions
like this ? What does th<j Express mean ?
Incendiary Appeals to the People.
The .Er/ircss is, in some degree at least, a
recognized organ of the local leaders of the
democracy, and, it is said, of the national
leaders of the party. It is the exponent of
theirideas, the supporter of their theories and
the vehicle of their hints and innuendoes.
It criticises our argument that, so long
as the political machinery of the gov
ernment operates in its accustomcd way,
so long as the law is observed
and acted upon in the choice of the Presi
dent, the people must and will accept the
result, though there may be a moral convic
tion in some quarters that the election is de
clared dishonestly. This argument needs
no support. It is obviously true, unless the
public mind is already made up for another
civil war, since opinion is actually in such
a condition that if Hayes is declared Presi
dent the democrats will believe they are
cheated, and if Tilden is declared President
the republicans will believe they are che it:
ed. The moral conviction of wrong is cer
tain to exist on one side or the other. But,
under the pretence of objecting to
our argument, the Express insidiously
urges that if the result Bhall be
declared against Tilden the people must
resist They are reminded that the war
power of the nation is in the hands of the
democrats; that, to use its own words,
the democratic House "holds the sinews
of war." They are told that the Herald's
argument for ? moderation proposes a
cowardly surrender of their rights. In
short, the poison of dissatisfaction with the
possible result of the canvass is instilled
into the minds of the democratic voters on
no good lrnsis of facts, on no evidence that
there is dishonesty or is likely to be dis
honesty, but only on the wild theory that if
the result is against the democrats it must,
therefore, necessarily bo a villanous de
ception, Boes this incendiary and suicidal
appeal represent the policy and the pur
poses of tho leaders of the democracy in this
It is Ingenious and carclully prepared, and its sub
stance in that tho pcoplo must submit to tho action of
tlio ("niteii Stales Senate, whether right or wrong, in
declaring who shall be President.- ?xprtis.
Is it not an incendiary instruction to hint
that tho people should not submit to the
appropriate authorities? What does the
Express mean?
We Regret Exceedingly that the Alder
men, by their action in reference to the ex
emption of tho trustees of the Catholic
Cathedral from the poyment of sewer per
mits, should open a disagreeable question
by their ill-advised and selfish action. In
stepping aside lrom the course adopted
toward other churches and sects in this
matter they have acted from, mean and paltry
motives, seeking to gain credit with certain
of their constituents by a trick as sharp
as tho unjust steward's. Furthermore, they
have put an ancient and honored Church
under the ban of tho "deadhead"?a position
that its venerated ecclesiastics and rich con
gregations in this city by no means desire
to fill. It asks and need ask no favors in
advance of othor religious bodies. All de
cent men will turn aside with disgust from
this act, which seeks a petty porsonnl ad
vantage at the expense of tho great Church
which contained all there was of Chris
tianity. until the Reformation, and which
since has remained intact, while the follow
ers of Luther are aplit into numberless
Mora SlHtlra Maidlu>
Many ofour citizons are doubtless ignorant
of the fact that we have our own election mud
dles at home, as well as those in the South, to
amuse us. Certain enterprising politicians
who maintain that the election of aldermen
provided for in the charter by Senatorial
districts is illegal, and that the City Fathers
must be chosen under the Aldermanio dis?
trict system, have got their names voted by
a few persons in the old districts, and
now claim to be the regular Board ol
Aldermen of New York. Last year a Board
of Assistant Aldermen was chosen in tha
same manner and claimed to be regularly
in office as a portion of the Common Coun
cil. But their official services have beeD
only imaginary, and we presume the dutiei
of the contesting Aldermanic Board thii
year will be much the same. Neither bodj
will be likely to receive its pay, and its en
terprising members will always remain in
their own opinion much wronged creditor*
of the city, unless, indeed, in some future
day, when Tammany resuscitates its Tweeds,
the contestants should get their olaiini
audited and settled. There is also an indi
vidual, we believe, who claims to have been
elected Comptroller and to have a legal title
to that office, but his case, although it occa
sionally appears on the surfaoe, does no*
seem to make much headway in the courts.
At all events our election muddles are not
at present 60 exciting as those in New Or
leans, Charleston and Tallahassee. .
Whilk the Bio Politiciaks are longing
for a triumph on the broad field of national
politics the hoarse hum of the city sover
eigns, anxious for the more modest but not
i less lucrative berths in the departments, is
I heard on the breeze. -Comptroller Green
expires shortly and becomes plain Andrew
IL Green, unless Mayor Wickham .lends
an attentive ear to the seductive
song of the sturdy official who does
not want to go to grass. Mr. Green is saic
to have arranged with a phalanx of his trustj
contractors, backed by the blind men, tht
organ grinders, the scrub women, the big
pipe men, the little pipe men, the porl
packers, the fat Tenderers and the peanul
vendors, to keep Up a stream of deputationi
which will not only prevent the considera
tion of anybody else's claims, but prevent
His Honor from even taking his usual gam?
of leap frog with his patient secretary.
Illinois butter Mill at low prices In New England.
Count BrunetV, of Spain, la i?t the Brevoort House.
In desolatod Metz there are 3,500 apartments to let
The Chinese laundryman la about to lnvado London.
Tbo Queen of Madagascar haa prohibited the sale ol
Mr. William Lloyd Garrison, of Boston, la at the
Woatmtnater HoteL ?
Germans call a newspaper a "sho." That li becauss
they rely on a male edition. -
Oder warmed In bottlea until tboy ma over, and then
corked tight, will keep sweet
Mr. Charles Francia Adams loft the elty last evenfli|
for his home-in Massachusetts.
The Turks have an original proverb which says.?
?'God hangs great weights on small wires."
The only daughter of the lato StarT King la married
to Cougresstaau-eleoi Davis, of San Francisco.
Tl?e wtle of a Gorman profesaor is considered to
as uneducatoil woman by the Saturday Reri'.w.
A prtvato letter to a Boston journal Bays that Eowti
Adams la not dead, and that he was saved Irom ahip
The Lockport Union Is glad to see a new watei
trough in thai city bocauae It rcflocta the lacoa of tb?
horses that drink tberolrom.
A Tennessee man wont to Texas somo yeara ago wltl
$300. He la now worth $40,000 in cattle and hia ohil?
drenaro all drunkards or worso.
Dr. Carpenter believes la confining an habitual drunk*
ard long onough to have new food, without alcohol,
produco new, healthy tissues of tbe body.
An Italian kidnapper, whose bualnoss was con lined
to ateallag gIrla for exportation, mainly to England,
died recently, leaving a fortuno ol $100,000.
Sir Charlea 1* Young and Sir Matthew Wood, of
England, arrived irom Liverpool in the steamship
Abyssinia yesterday, and are at tbo St. Jamca Hotel.
Hon. David Mills, the newly appointed Minister ol
the Interior of tho Dominion of Canada, was ra-clectcd
to tho Dominion Parliament, la Bothwell, yesterday.
Profesaor William Everett, eon of tho groat orator,
roslgned his position In Harvard because hedldnol
like" to teach the new methods aad pronunciation ol
John Y. Foster, ot Nowark. N. J., In his letter to
Mr. Blalno on the rellgloua question, did moro to give
New Jersey to the democrats than any otber man in
tbe State.
Wendell Phillips at school wasagravo, conscientious,
honorable boy. at tho head of his class, and during ?
school robelllon he had a medal struck bearing the
words, "Resistance to tyrants*, obedience to G?d !"
M. Foydeau tells us, on General Yusul's authority,
that the conquest of Algeria was really effected by
mules, they being tho only beasts whlob could carry
the Fronch artillery ud the pathless hills whore Abd
el-Kader and his adhorents took refuge.
A little New Jersey boy ol seven, listening to a dlffl.
cult piano solo at a part whoro the variations and th?
accompaniment cease and the simple melody Is played,
remarked, "It was sailing along like a ship, whon the
sides tell off, and it sailed Just Hie s.tme."
Tbe Pope seems to havo renewed his youth, Is robust,
brilliant In thought, eloquent in gesture and fluent in
speech; and, adds Mgr. Gulbort, who saw His Holl.
nesR, bo U strouger In mind and body than tbe most
renowned preachers o( France In their prime.
In their jokes the lunny paper* have hobbles. Th?
Detroit Free I*i eti makes Jokes about wood piles; the
Danbury man about goats; tho Rochester Democrat
about not having said ill ol some person who hanjusl
returned; the Chicago Timet about tbe Hsrald, 4c.
Sir Charles Dilke says:?"All who love children must
love the Japanese, the moat gracious, the most cour
teous and the most smiling of all peoples, whoso rural
districts form, with Ttrough-the looklng-giasa country
and Wonderland, the three kingdoms of merry
dream s."
A European critic, comparing Walt Whitman wltb
William Blake, claims for Whitman tho post o( Ameri
ca laureate, and, praising hts powers lor description,
says that If he would apply his strengtn be might
abandon all other titles lor that of Amcrloa?s Qrst
Senator Norwood, of Georgia, Is foriy-alx years old,
and tho aon of a tanner. When eleoted to tbo United
States Seuate ho aaid he did not know thirty members
of Hie Legislature that eleoted hlin. Ho Is known as
'?lanyard Tom," and can boat any maiwln Georgia tell
ing a joke.
Andrew' B<uar:?"The good old days are dead and
gono; the rich coloring has laded out ot the warp and
woof of tbe past, and yet we'rejoice that It Is still
truo that a pretty woman cannot ride by her lover's
side through a tunoel without emerging in a hat thai
looks as if H had been struck by lightning."
Tliouch a Mohammedan who marries a French girl
Is not required to rononnce bis religion, he cannot con
tract a valid marriage with nnothor woman during her
liletiine. These unions usually turn out well aud ars
extremely proline, and the Arab husband submits pas
sively to the dominion ol his French consort, ai
though he tacitly acknowlodged huusoll of an Inlerloi
Ills said by nn Kngllth critic that household art
cannot exist lor iiself alone, Sj matter how coinpleu
?ud cultured the oaken chlmnoy-pirco with Its tilc<
stove If It is not adapted for warming the pari-.culai
room ii is in; if comtori, or It Just economy in tee
has been sacrificed to Its artisilu correctness, It ii
morally ugly, and being unOt for Us purpose, has at
true right to call Itself artistic at ail.

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