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NEW YORK HERALD
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NEW YORK, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1870.
From oiir reports this morning the proftabU
tfiV.s- are that the weather to-day will he rearm
Iud partly cloudy or cloudy, and possibly with
light rrtiti yr snotr.
Wall Street Yesterday.?Stocks were
higher without being specially active, the
sales aggregating less than 92,000 shares.
Gold declined from 100 3-8 to 109 and cloeod
at 109 1-8. Government bonds were firm
and several of the railway mortgages a trifle
higher. Money on call loans was supplied
at 3 and 2 per ceift.
Orn Literary Notices in another column
will bo found to contain crisp summaries of
the latest works from our publishers.
Evacuation Pay was honored yesterday
by the display of bunting on public build
ings and on assemblage of the veterans of
the war of 1812. Out of the twenty old
soldiers fourteen wero above fourscore
yeatB old. ,
Thf. Two Governors?of New York and
Indiana?have had a conference, and as they
parted in good humor and uioro than ever
determined to keep tbe peace wo congratu
late the democracy upon possessing two such
good citizens among its loaders.
Crosbtown Railroads are a great accom
modation to tho public, but we sincerely
hope that the process of putting down rails,
ripping them up and then replacing in the
course of a dispute between tho company
and the Ctfhimissioner of Fublic Works will
be avoided ns much as possible. Our streets
are bad enough.
William M. Tweed asserts in blue pencil
that ho has no intention of making any
revelations reflecting on Governor Tilden.
This disposes of a great many shrewd sur
mises. We call the attention of newspaper
* writers to the emphatic nature of his denial.
When the most incredulous journalist learns
khat the late Boss wrote the word in bluo
pencil he will admit that settles it
General Humphreys' Annual Report on
tho Engineer Department's work is syn
opsized in another column. It will bo
found to give in small compass a val
uable mass of figures concerning tho
?urns needed to perfect our lake
?nd seacoast system of fortifications,
and the sums needed to continue our river
?nd harbor improvements. Particular stress
is laid upon the necessity of providing an
adequate store of torpedoes for marine use.
As wo havo tho best kinds of marine torpe
does we should also have them in sufficient
numbers.
Webster's Statu* was unveiled yesterday
in Central Park amid imposing ceremonies,
in the presence of a large and distinguished
gathering. The generous donor ol the statue,
Mr. Curnham, was as brief in his remarks
M modesty could mako thom. Mr.
Evarts delivered an appreciative panegyric
upon the great "Expounder of the Consti
tution," and Mr. Winthrop gave nn interest
to the proceedings by recalling the presence
if D.iniel Webeter at the homo of tho Win
khrops and ia liis law office, wh<5r? the
ipeaker studied under his direction. Long
may America have such citizens to honor
knd men equal to the task of honoring them
?Uv.
A Few Words to Merchant? and
Bunker*.
Whether Mr. Hayes or Mr. Tilden is
elected is a question as yet undecide/l. For
its determination the country is anxiously
waiting. Whi?hever way it shall be decided,
the country will accept the result with gen
eral satisfaction and go on about its business,
which, for the time, has come to a stand
still.
It will go on about its business, glad that
this wretched excitement is over ; but only
on the oondition that either Mr. Hayes or
Mr. Tiden is fainly and honestly elected in
a manner to satisfy all reasonable men that
there has been an honest count. Unfortu
nately, as the days pass by we have less
and less reason to hope for such absolute and
conspicuous fair play as the public sense of
justice demands, while the instances of sharp
practice, of petty trickery, of a disposition
to take improper and suspicious advantage
of the powers in the republican hands do un
doubtedly increase. It is a lamentable fact
that thoughtful people are less confident of
a satisfactory and creditable settlement to
day than they were a week ago. Is it not time
for the republican bankers, merchants and |
manufacturers of New York, Boston, Phila
delphia, Chicago, Cincinnati and other
Northern cities to take some notice
of these facts? Would they not do
well to consider if their own inter
ests would not be so greatly imperilled
by an uncertain and unsatisfactory result as
to make their protest in favor of the most
open and honorable courso by the republi
can managers in the South and against
everything which bears the appearance of
concealment or wrong important and nec
essary ?
The anxiety of politicians and their per
sistence in putting forth their partisan views
and beliefs have a constant tendency to drag
the public mind away from the single and
only issue. Here, for instance, comes Mr.
Stanley MatthewB, of Cincinnati, a good
lawyer and honorable man, but a partisan
republican and intimate friend of Governor
Hayes. He has been in New Orleans, and
he tells the public on his return that he has
no doubf Mr. Hayes has received a majority
of the vote of Louisiana. But, at the same
time, hero comes Judge Lyman Trumbull,
of Illinois, also a sound lawyer and honor
able man, an ex-Senator of the United
States, one of the foremost men in the coun
try, aud declares his belief that the demo
crats have carried the State. Now, these
gentlemen speak entirely beside the
mark. What they say does not and
cannot meet the question of the hour.
What the people want is not opinions;
what they want, what we must have if we
wish to escape great and interminable
calamities, is a count of the votes so fair, so
public, so honest that every republican in
the land may rightfully ask his democratic
neighbor to accept the result as above just
suspicion. But the proceedings of the
South Carolina and Louisiana returning
boards are already of a nature as even re
publican journals recognize open to just
suspicion.
What our bankers, capitalists, merchants
and manufacturers want is peace, general
contentment?and these will result imme>
diatcly from an honorable settlement
of the present difficulty, no matter
which of the two candidates may be
come President. What they have most to
dread is chronic discontent?such a deep
seated dissatisfaction as would result from
a belief in the minds of reasonable
men that unworthy means had been
used to count in a President. Such a
state of doubt would lead to an intolerable
and ruinous condition of business. It
would operate as a fatal impediment to a
return of prosperity. It would disturb and
gradually sap private as well as public
credit. It would force prudent men to re
ject new enterprises, to keep their capital
locked up and their means in hand; it
would make uncertain the value of all pub
lic securities, and this would slowly, but
surely, appreciate the value of gold. It
would largely increase the number of the
unemployed, add to the prevailing distress,
and embarrass every operation of legitimate
industry and commerco.
We do not wish to exaggerate the evils of
an uncertain and unsatisfactory result, and
we say freely that, no matter how unsatisfac
tory and how deeply tainted it may be with
the suspicion of fraud, we do not anticipate
civil disorders. The American people are
too sensible to make so fatal a blunder as
this, and any one who should suggest a re
sort to violence would soon be made to feel
that. But we say plainly to the capitalists,
the bankers, the merchants and manufac
turers of the country, and especially to
those of them who are republicans, that if
i by their silence they consent to and suffer
what their protect can prevont?a count
of the votes which shall lie under
the just suspicion* of t having been
"cookcd"?they ought to set their
houses in order, for they will court very
grave calamities. When the count is de
clared, if the processes by which it has
been arrived at shall not be so conspicu
ously fair and honest that every republican
may justly expect his democratic neighbor
to accep1 it, then we shall begin to livo with
the threat of a general panic hangiDg over
us. Thereafter a very slight cause will
create a run on the banks, and particularly
I on the savings banks. No prudent mer
chant will buy and no cautious manufac
turer will dare to produce more than his
cash orders warrant. No .importer or whole
sale denier will dare to sell his wares on
credit to a distant customer. No capitalist
will venture to invest,in securities into the
value of which will enter an unknown and
incalculable factor cf uncertainty. And the
evils of which wo speak will not merely en
dure, Ttffcy waist increase month by month ;
Tor tho I'resiatit, bo ho Hayes or Tilden,
"Vrill hold hi* $fico for lour long years, and
the doubt wo have supposed will bo present
to the public mind and conscience during
his whole term. President Grant spoke the
literal truth when he Raid, "The country
cannot afford to have the result of the elec
tion tainted by the suspicion of illegal or
false return.:."
Wo repeat that we do not apprehend vio
lence or civil disorder. Not only are the
American people too sensible for that, but
General Grant means to install his successor
in the White House, and we have not the
least doubt he will do what he intend*.
What we desire to impress upon the repub
lican bankers, merchants, manufacturers
and capitalists is, not that Mr. Hayes, if he
is counted in, even under justly suspicions
circumstances, will have difficulty in getting
into the White House, if he chooses to ac
cept the Presidency ; but that, to use once
more General Grant's wise phrase, they
"cannot afford to have the result of the
election tainted by suspicion." It is our
duty as journalists to make them aware of
the risks they run.
That there are risks is, we think, no longer
doubtlul. Mr. Hayes must get the votes of
! all three of the disputed States to be
elected. Now, if Florida and Louisiana
should be declared to the satisfaction of
every voter in the land to have gone for
Hayes there would yet remain the just, sus
picion of wrong about the declaration of
South Carolina's vote. But the action of
the Louisiana Returning Board, when we
consider the bad character of the men who
compose it, is already so justly suspicious
that, unless public opinion forces them to
change their conduct, it is hardly possible
for them to satisfy the country of the
honesty of their work. Even in Florida the
interminable delays of the Returning Board
and the squabbles of the Governor are not
reassuring. These are matters which our
business men must look in the face. If they
wish to they can compel the observance of
good faith. When they raise their voices in
protest they have great influence. Tlio
question they should ask themselves now is
whether it is not time for them to interfere;
whether it is not better, by timely and united
public protests, to avert from themselves
and from the country, in whose prosperity
they are vitally interested, a ruinous
calamity.
We are not playing the part of alarmists.
The Hebald has been incessant in its
efforts to allay publio excitement, and in
stant in reproving all who suggested violent
or illegal measures of resistance to the result
of the count. We have been aided in this
by the judicious words of such democratic
journals as the Journal of Commerce, the Sun,
and now the World, which said yesterday
morning"Neither in the South nor in the
North is there danger of armed revolt, com
motion or revolution on account of what is
going on in the South, or of what may go on
in Washington. None whatever." But the
business calamities from a suspected, and
justly suspected, count are inevitable. The
fatal and lasting prostration of industry and
business, which just now began to revive,
cannot be uured. It can be prevented
if the merchants, bankers, manufacturers
and capitalists of the North will speak out
in time.
A Water Supply from Pongbkeep
pie?The Eastman Plan.
As we stated recently, when commenting
on the public cxcitement in this city re
garding the scarcity of Croton; nearly every
body imagines that he has devised the only
reliable plan by which we can be saved
from a water famine. Communications
have been printed by the column in
the Hkbald suggesting every conceiv
able means of increasing, regulating
and economizing the city water supply.
We have had an interesting lec
ture on the subject from a distinguished
professor and exhaustive reports from the
Commissioner of Public Works, who has
entered into the minutest details in order to
sustain his arguments. New York has well
nigh worn herself out in clamoring for a
drink of pure water, and now makes any
sign only when some distracted housaowner
up town makes piteous complaint about his
bursted "waterback" or collapsed boiler.
But from far o?f Poughkeepsie, nestling
in the Highlands of the Hudson, comes a
cheering voice, bidding us not despair. Tho
problem can be easily solved by making the
great river at the fair city our chief source
of supply, whence we can draw the pure
waters that flow from the forest clad
slopes of the Adirondacks. Mr. Eastman
would have us establish a pumping station
at Poughkeepse and raise the river water
to a reservoir at Poughkeepsie, whence it
would flow to the feeders of the present
Croton reservoirs or by an independent con
duit to the city of New York. Unfortunately
Mr. Eastman's plan is rot as practicable as
his letter to Mayor Wicknam would lead us
to believe it was. In order to obtain the fifty
millions of gallons from the Hudson, which
he proposes to commence with, it would bo
necessary to employ pumping engines of at
least eight thousand horse power to raise
two hundred and fifty thousand tons of
water to a height of five hundred feet every
twenty-four hours. The pressure on tho
delivery pipes near tho pumps would equal
two hundred and seventeen pounds to the
square inch; consequently they should be
enormously strong. They should also be
protected from frost by boing deeply
embedded in tho earth, or other
wise covered. In view of these and
many othot important facts governing the
feasibility of the plan we are satisfied that
Mr. Eastman has underestimated its cost.
He naturally tries to support his arguments
by statements which are, however, too gen
eral in their character to warrant any
decided steps toward the adoption of the
plan until its merits are more fully investi
gated. It may not prove to be for the best
interests of New York that several mill
ions of dollars should be expended at
Poughkeepsie, however tho latter city may
desire it. There are other available sources
i of water supply much nearer to this city than
the point proposed by Mr. Eastman, and
until these are examined wc must rest satis
fied with our Croton. What wo need now
is a thoroughly honest and scientific exami
nation of all the sources of water supply
within say one hundred miles of New York
j city. Among these is tho Hudson ltiver, at
! Poughkeepsie, which, if it proves better
than ail others, will undoubtedly be se
lected.
Incendiarism on Lono Island seems to
noed the attention it is receiving from the
authorities of Queens county. Six fires
within a comparatively small area in a short
space of time represent more loss to the
farmers of that neighborhood than is likely
to result from the average carelessness of
the Long Island farmer.
Th? Political Situation.
If it had not been for the presence of mind i
of Mr. E. W. Stoughton, of Ntw York, the ,
proceedings of the Louisiana Returning
Bourd yesterday might have degenerated
into a melancholy farce. The Board< began"
work by opening the sealed package con
taining the returns of De Soto parish.
The "visiting statesmen" were for
mally asked to notice the condition
of the package. It appeared to have been
sent in the registered letter mail, was post
marked November 14 and marked as re
ceived in the New Orleans Post Office
November 18. When it was opened it was
found to contain an affidavit of intimi
dation sworn to in New Orleans Novem
ber 25. The Herald correspondent re
lates that at this untoward discovery
a deep shade of annoyance covered the face
of Mr. Wells, the President of the Board;
Mr. Tom Anderson became suddenly and
intensely interested in a long document,
and the few profane who had incautiously
been admitted began to laugh; but at
this moment Mr. Stoughton, to his
immortal glory, firmly faced the crisis. He
gravely remarked that "there was here ap
parently a clerical error," and under cover
of this ingenious diversion the Board passed
on to a scrutiny of other papers. It may be
added that President Grant wrote, only a
few days ago, "No man worthy the office of
President should bo willing to hold it if
?countcd in' or placed there by any fraud."
Later in the day it became the turn of
Colonel Zachario to step into the gap, but in
a different manner. He called the attention
of the Board to the fact that the returns of
Franklin, a democratic parish, had been
sent down by express and had been lying in
the express office for several days uncallod for,
the State officer to whom they were directed
refusing to take them out on the ground
that the express charges, amounting to
seventy-five cents, were not paid, and the
last Legislature had made no appropriation
for this purpose. Mr. Wells replied that
the Board could not afford to pay such
charges out of their own pockets, either,
and that he would not take them out;
whereupon Colonel Zacharie pulled three
quarters of a dollar out of his pocket and
offered them to the clerk, who was thereupon
directed to reclaim the vote of Franklin
parish. We may jidd that what the country
is anxiously waiting for is a fair, honest
count of the votes in the disputed States,
which shall be untainted by the suspicion
of trickery or fraud.
It is now asserted by the democrats that
in several eases where parish returns were
accompanied with affidavits of intimidation
the clerks of courts who by laiv make up
these returns are ready to make oatli that
no such affidavits were with them
when sent. Meantime Mr. Sydney Clarke,
who appears to be a republican "visiting
statesman" from Kansas, told our corre
spondent that ho had so far seen no violation
of the State law on the part of the Board.
He was very well pleased with the proceed
ings, and gave the information that the final
session of the Board, when it will add up
the vote and make out the returns,
will be entirely secret, not even the ten
Northern gentlemen being allowed to see
this important operation. President Grant
wrote, the other day:?"The country cannot
afford to have the result tainted by the sus
picion ot illegal or false returns."
In South Carolina the Beturning Board is
in jail for contempt. Their contempt con
sists in exercising judicial functions, con
trary to the temporary injunction of the
Court, the offensive act being the throwing
out, on "merely cxparte testimony," as one
of the members said in his written protest,
two democratic counties. Yesterday after
noon the democratic counsel asked the Court
to do itself what the Beturning Board had
refused to do on the Court's order?give
certificates of election to the eight demo
cratic members flung out by the Board.
The Court refused with great and
proper dignity, saying that thig
would degrade it into a political machine.
The Chief Justice, however, permitted coun
sel to get certified copies of the Court's or
der to the Board, which will be presented
by the democratic members when the Legisla
ture meets on the 28th. It is now clear
that the sudden action of the Beturning
Board had for its object to enable the re
publicans to secure by a trick the organiza
tion of the lower house. ? The Court was also
asked to order the Beturning Board to com
pare the county manager's returns with
those of the precincts, which also are in itg
hands. The democrats claim that such com
parison will establish frauds and miscounts to
an extent which they hope would show some
of the Tilden electors to be chosen. To un
derstand why there might be such frauds
and miscounts, it should be remembered
that of the seventy-six managers of elec
tions, sixty are republicans and forty
are office-holders depending on Gov
ernor Chamberlain for their places.
Jhis will remind everybody that President
Grant wrote, only a few days ago, "The
country cannot afford to have the result
taintod by the suspicion of illegal or false
returns." The Court, after hearing argument,
held its decision over until Monday. In
Washington it iB thought that Judge Bond,
of the United .States Circuit Court, will on
Monday release the members of the Board,
having them brought before him on a writ
of habeas corpus for that purpose, and it is
suggested that he will do this on the ground
that the Board counted the vote for electors,
and that these are to bo considered federal
officers. Judge Bond has the repntation of
being a partisan, but he is also a good law
yer, and will probably take some other view.
The contempt of the Board relates to its
action regarding members of the Legislature.
In Florida the Beturning Board begins
work on Monday, and the democrats believe
that this will give them time to obtain a fair
count.
Th* AVrathfr.
Four distinct depressions were yesterday
observable in the United States and Canada
east of the llocky Mountains. The storm
centre which was for the past day or two
central in Nova Scotia is now moving off the
coast in an easterly direction, accompanied
by rain and snow. Another depression is
central in the lake region, accompanied by
an extensive area of rain and mow
I and brisk winds on its westerly
margin. Still another storm baa made
its appt-arance in Dakota, where foggy
weather and snow have begun to prevail. As
we predicted in yesterday's Hkrat-d, a Gulf
storm has moved from the Southwest across
to Florida, and is now moving off the South
Atlantic coast with rain prevailing over the
Eastern Gulf States. This disturbance evi
dently influenced the velocity of the wind
on the Texas coast during the past two days,
and is cyclonic in character. Yesterday
snow fell at Marquette, Grand Haven,
Detroit, Port Huron and Alpena
in Michigan, at Bismarck in Da
kota, at Toledo and Cleveland in Ohio,
at Buffalo, Rochester and Oswego |
in New York, at Erie and Pittsburg in
Pennsylvania, at Chatham, Sangeen and To
ronto in Canada. Sleet fell at Pittsburg,
Pa., and Grand Haven, Mich., and light rain
in the Ohio Valley, the lake region and the |
Gulf. The weather continues cold in the i
Northwest, warm in the Platte Valley and in
-Southern Florida, and generally cool in
other parts of the country, particularly in
the lake ragion and New England. From
present indications the weather in New York
to-day will be warmer and cloudy, possibly
with light rain or snow.
Gone M*d.
When the eye is cast over the story of the
young clerk of Brooklyn who lost his senses
when he discovered that tho young lady
whom ho was in two days to have wed was
subject to violent fits a sense of pity
will overcome even those who are in
clined to laugh at everything. That
his name is prosaic George Ketchum;
that there is a large reward to those who
catch him ; that he was in the grocery line ;
that he w<>nt mad because his tydy love had
fits, are the ready elements for that uncouth
paragraphic humor which selects the shock
ing for its mirth. Man can and must laugh,
and the embroidering of the grotesque upon
the horrible has been one of the desperate
resources open to the professional humorist,
as it has been the only funny refuge for
men to whom horrors are professional.
Shakespeare's picture of the joking grave
digger is an instance of the latter, and the
"Danbury JWtps man" and all the other
"funny men" of our American press daily
illustrate the former. They will take poor
mad Ketchum as they take up scalded in
fants, burnt alive men and women and
mutilated sportsmen, and hand him round
from funny man to funny man until a
humorous railroad accident or a comic wife
murder gives fresh grist to their mills. He
will be "boiled down" irom a funny ''stick
ful" to a side-splitting line or two, and all
because he was a runaway Ketchum, a gro
cer and a madman in one. Yet not a single
man of the paragraphers but will pause
wistfully as he thinks of that awful
process, the violent unseating of reason.
Why, it is one of the most powerful
elements of tragedy. Look at King Lear as
his heart bleeds in distilling mingled pathos
and madness when he cries above the body of
Cordelia, "So my poor fool is hanged."
Ophelia, who goes mad with her wrongs
and her father's murder, has been bur
lesqued, but the tragedy of the scene re
mains immortal and the clown's jokes aro
forgotten. Ketchum, trying to jump off a
North Itiver ferryboat, offering a deck hand
twenty-five dollars to lot him commit sui
cide, does not appeal to our sympathy until
we know that poignant pity for the suffer
ings of one he loved sent him forth aimlessly
wandering, crazed and tired of life. Read
of him in the lines of Coleridge not as
Ketchum, but "the knight that wore upon
his shield a burning brand ?
That somotlmes from Ihe savugo den
And sometime* from the darksome shade
' And sometimes starting up at onco
In greon and sunny glade,
There came and looked him in the face
An angel beaattlul and bright
And that ho knew It was a fiend
This miserable knight
May we not picture the Brooklyn clerk
wandering around the wilderness of the
great cities with the angel face and tho fiend
face before him ? Shonld we not then think
of him alone with pity ? |
<tvalifl?d Breach of Promise.
The end of the Martinez-Del Yalle broach
of promise case lias been reached in a verdict
for the plaintiff with only fifty dollars dam
ages oat of the fifty thousand claimed. This
result, unsatisfactory in many ways, we may
reasonably surmise to be one of those com
promises of the jury room wherein out of
strongly conflicting opinions an attempt is
made to reach the equities within the confines
of the law. Hence, doubtless, arises the
seeming contradiction of a wealthy man de
clared guilty of breach of promise of mar
riage while the sum awarded in compensa
tion thereof is, on the usual scale in such
cases, no compensation at alL It is a
vindication of the plaintiff, Miss Martinez,
qualified by the disparity between her claim
and the award, which stands as one thousand
t<f one. It is a condemnation of the defend
ant, Mr. Del Valle, mitigated by the propor
tion between the actual and the possible
inroad on his purse. The case has attracted
so much attention that its moral will be
sought on all sides in the verdict. Unfor
tunately the case will be judged more as an
appraisement than a lesson. If, however, it
teaches anything it is that a man who picks
up a young lady and an acquaintance at the
same time from the sidewalk, and after a num
ber of intimate meetings places her in a re
sponsible position in his home, mtiRt not
expect a cynical world to believe that his
sole desires were to learn English and get a
housekeeper. On the other hand, it teaches
that a young woman who expects a wealthy
man to marry her must not let the shadow
of impropriety rest upon the first or indeed
any of the steps in the progress of their ac
quaintance. It is for each of the litigants
in this case to say whether the verdict is sat
isfactory. To our mind it reproves with a
severe lash the faultiness on both sides. It
says that the plea of dispassionate disinter
estedness in such an acquaintance so car
ried on is hypocrisy, if no worse. It em
phatically discourages young women who
tako such a road to a wealthy marriage.
The verdict saves Miss Martinez from being
branded as an adventuress, but it is a close
shave. To the more pronounced females
who meditate such a "bold stroke for a hus
band" it would show that the game, unless
played according to the good old rules that
have been honored since connubial blue
j began, is not worth the candle. To middle*
| aged Spaniards who want a housekeeper th<
j experience of Don Juan Del Valle will sug
gest one way of seeking her that is likely to
bring upon them the incredulity of the wise
and the unquenchable ridicule of the pro
fnne. In truth, the plight of Miss Martinez
is pitiable, however just, while tye position
of Don Juan is?what is very hard for a
Spaniard to bear?ridiculous.
Close of tike Coach lag Season*
On the 1st of December the Pelham coach
will discontinue its trips for the winter.
For a period of nearly seven months Colonel,
Kane lias performed his self-imposed duty
with a punctuality and steadfastness not
generally conceded to American masculinity,
so frequently held up to unlavorable con
trust with British pluck and robustness.
The very oldest stager could not have dona
his daily task with more perfect regularity
and a more sublime indifference to the as
saults of the weather. There is a complex
psychological problem lying behind all this.
The fascination of the "ribbons" is an inex*
plicable phenomenon, running back to the
days .of the lordly Apollo and his gorgeous
four-in-hand. Wo have no space, however,
for other considerations of the art than
briefly to commend it as a means of manly,
healthful and genial exerciso. We hope the
impetus of Colonel Kane's example will beat
fruit next season in the appearance of othei
coaches, equally well ond pcrseveringly
driven, and that various roads will bo made
lively with their rumble and the musio ol
their horns. There should be "six Rich
monds in the field," and we look forward
with great anticipations to the opening of
the next season. In another column we
print some interesting extracts about the
results of thu year's coaching.
Rapid Transit.?The Elevated Railway
Company will do well to place street lamps
on its iron columns along the railroad tracks
on Ninth avenue at every street crossing.
The posts are scarcely discernible at night,
and persons driving across the avenue at the
crossings of side streets are very likely ta
run into them. The remedy is a simple one,
and might save loss of life and property at
well as prevent suits against the company,
which might follow such accidents. Rapid
transit is so necessary and so great a public
advantage that no person except for selfish
motives would throw an obstacle in its way.
At the same time the company, which is at
present the only one to giTe us the boon,
would do wisely to make its road as unob
jectionable to tho public as possible in its
structure." *
Eastern Complications.?Nothing tran?
spired yesterday to interfere with the diplo*
matic programme for patching up the
Turko-Russian difficulty. The^cure cannot
be applied, like a poor man's plaster, in two
minutes, and hence all who hope for peace
must be patient. That a day has passed
without a fresh obstacle being reported iff
causc for congratulation.
Fox Hunting in New Jersey did not be
gin yesterday, but several gentlemen at
Hackensack enjoyed a rattling ride of seven
milea alter the hounds. The hunt was a
"drag."
PERSONAL INTELLIGENCE.
Ruskln remains in Venice.
Australians are very Intemperate.
Bismarck continues to be sleepless.
The Nevada linnet slogs like a canary.
A Georgia girl of fifteen has Ore children.
English women awkwardly eat raw oystors.
There is snow and cold weather In Scotland.
Ole Ball Is In Boston, playing with great violins.
Count d'Ouitremont, of Belgium, Is at the Albemarl*
Hotel.
Baron George FL Levi, of Italy, Is at the Hofflnaq
House. '
Whiskey drinkers drink more water than temperanef
peoplo da -
An ostrich feather grows to its full slse In six of
eight months.
People of Constantinople sail much on the beantifnl
waters at sunset.
"Dr." Slade has been doing a large spiritual bust,
ness since tbe i rial.
In Trausylvania killing a man is punished by a fine
or short imprisonment.
Thomas Bccdc, of Oakland, Pa., voted lor Thomai
Jefferson for PreMdont.
At a Welsh lair the hugo lad walks with his arts
round tbe waist of his girl.
Mr. A. G. Gill, United Slates Consul at Rhelms,
sailed on the Baltic yostorday.
A Caiuornia witness says that the opium habit Is n*
worse than the whiskey habit.
JelTcrson Davis arrived from Europe In the White
Star sioamer Adriatic yesterday.
Rural districts in the Isle of Wight are to have fte?
reading libraries on a small scale.
Mr. George M. Roboson, Secretary of the Navy, yea
terday arrived at tbe Firth Avenue Hotel.
Heavy taxation In Paris, to pay tbe national Indebb
cdness, has nearly ruined the breweries.
Tne Loudon Xewi says that English ideas of Amerfc
cans are too much oolored with tobacco Juice,
In San Francisco a Chinaman baa married a white
woman, and tier name hencelorth ts Mrs. Ah Wah.
It is proposed to arin the Missouri sheriffs with*
Galling guns to protect them from the James robbers.
Crocker, of tne Central Pacific Railroad, thinks that
California should have one Chinaman for ten whit*
men.
John Morley navlses English artisans to unlock tho
secret of French life by learning tbe French lan?
guage.
A Manchester boy quietly walking the streets was
kil<ed by a descending bullet fired Into tho air a hall
milo away.
"Centennial year" Is a tautological phrase, but II
has got into the English language and It Is not likely
that It will bo driven out. ?
In South Carolina the fashionable billiard playei
holds bis shotgun lo his teeth while he jnakos a fancy
plunge lor bis opponent's Ivory.
Mr. C. H. H. Clark, a prominent California lawyer,
says that on the witness stand a Chinaman is muob
more trustworthy than a Pole. Pshaw I
It took a man-of-war, 619 men and 300 tons of coal
to bring Tweod and his two pieces ot baggage home
from a foreign shore. Scotch Tweed Is an exponslv*
luxury.
The Roumanians are beginning to regard Prince
Charles as a carpet-bagger from Vienna, upheld by
Austria, and they are waiting for tho Russian tidal
wavo lo carry him away.
Etfning Trl'gram lull or faro lor the Hon. William
M. Tweed, now registered at Hotel de Ludlow:?
\ *01 P. |
s Vlgotable. )
5 riMH. |
(Skip-Jack?Spanish Mackerel?Greenwich Oysters. >
1 KNTHKKM. |
? Cold Convict nals of all kinds. 1
5 KOAST. *
J Tiber's Head, with (Amer.cus) Club Sauce. {
{ VBOKTABLRS. J
?? Turnup (at last). J
J fOCLTST. ?
j Heudcumuta. j
; ujiiik. |
; Bluff and Brag tir.it, Forletls finally. ?
J DK.-SKHT. |
J Jailiy Cata?Bond Bonds. i
" CIO A KM. i
5 "Big Sixes?Cubanas. j
>? DRINKS. t
; Long Island Sjund "Schooners." \

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