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CENTRAL PARK GARDEN?Vakiknr. *jILMOKE'S convert (JARl?EN? SuaKKB Con'CKUT. >E\V yoke AQL ARII M-IjCkKU Fiituuk TIVOLJ THKATRfe?Vauiarr! ' TRIPLE SHEET. Nl.tt YORK, FRIDAY, JCSR IS. 187*. From our report* thin morning tlu probabilities pre lit it the weather in Mew York to-duy will be eery warm a/id hazy or jnxrtly cloudy, probably with a thunder storm in lite afternoon from the touthwestward. Wall Street Yestekday.?'The stock market was less active than it him been for the lust few days. There was a slight advance in the j prices ol' most stocks as compared with V\ ed. j ncsday's closing tlgurcs. Gold opened and closed ] ut 105, selling in the interim at lOOlg. Gov ernment stocks were steady and railroad bonds were irregular. Money on cull lent at 1 a 2 per cent. Secuetaby Thompson yesterday inspected wbut used to be the Navy Yard at Brooklyn. Five Russian Tuottiso Houses have arrived bi New York, the lirst racing stock over imported from that country. Just now they will tind it much safer on the liudsoii than on the Danube. New England Intends to receive President Hayes as warmly as Old England has received General Grant. Mr. llayes is the luckier man of the two. Providence will give him a clam hake?a tiling all the crowned heads of Europe cannot give Grant. The Attendance at Jerome Park, owing to the attractions presented elsewhere, was not as large yesterday as on some of the preceding days of tbe meeting. There were four capital ruces, all of wlucli were well contested and excited a good deal of interest. The West Point Class of *77 gradu ated yesterday and seventy-six 'young gentle men are anxiously looking for commissions this morning. It is a rather curious coincidence, that a son of General liutler and the son of a "con traband" are among its members. The Ascot Races were attended yesterday hy the wealth, fashion and beauty ot Loudon. A more brilliant scene has rarely been witnessed on such an occasion, all classes being repre sented. from royalty down. The race for the Gold Cup, which was the great event of the day, was won by Petrarch. One Hunused Yeaus ago yesterday Congress designed the flag of the thirteen States, which, with the addition of a star for every new State admitted into the Union since, has continued to he the national emblem. The anniversary was appropriately celebrated yesterday in this and the other leading cities of the Union. The Annual Reoatta of the New York Yacht Club yesterday was full of incidents which will make the day memorable in the yachting annals of the country. The hurricane in which the race ended in a victory for the Wanderer afforded a splendid opportunity not only to show the sail ing qualities ol the vessels but to display the seamanship of those w ho handled them. The thousands who ttciit down the Hay showed how deep a hold yachting has on the citizens ol New York. " The Failure or tiieLeuislati me to settle the excise question is seized upon by tbe temperance advocates in their crusade against liquor selling. Nr. Muuduy has asked for the arrest of the Hoard of Excise on the ground that the issuance of licenses to saloon keepers for the sale ot ale and Wr in quantities less than live gallons is in vio lation of the law of 1H57, the only law said to lie now in force on tbe subject. This is another , Illustration ot the bungling way of doing business I at Albany. The Hon. John Jay law written a sharp letter to the Chairman ol the Executive Com mittee of the Historical Society in regard to the reference of his pn|>cr >11 the late Mr. Motley to the committee. Mr. Jay retracts nothing tliat he said concerning ex-President Grants treat ment of the eminent historian; on the contrary, he reiterates it all, and adds that Dr. Grant, of tin- ancient University of Oxford, should be the hist to deprive Mr. Motley of the right of an ap peal to history for his vindication. The Weatheu.?Three well marked areas ol JoW pressure iue now within the sphere of ob servation?one northeastward of New Hruns vick. which has passed over the upper lake re gion; the second in the Northwest and central In the Missouri Valley, south of lJisiuarek, Dakota: the third on the West Gulf coast iuid Eastern Texas. The area of high pressure now extends over the region east of the Alleghany Mountains and southward of New England. Over the lake region the winds were ?very variable, owing to local influences, chiefly to variations of temperature. The conditions now prevailing in the West Central districts, including Tennessee and Iowa, indicate the probability of severe loeal storms; indeed, the Upper Mississippi Valley, between it. Louis and St. Paul, is likely U> be visited to day by tornadoes. The reports Irom Illinois, Southern New York and Massachusetts of severe itoruis of wind, bail, raiu and lightning show how disturbed the atmosphere is at present over a very great area. Hij<h winds will also prevail ?'? the Texas coast, attending tbe storm centre in thut region. The local storm yesterday in its effects in the Isomer llay have borne out our predictions very fully. Tbe heat area of 70 degrees yesterday em braced the lower lakes and British provinces, except Nova Scotia and in the West, the southern portions of Dakota and Minnesota. The area of hO degrees extended west along the latitude ol Kow York to the Rocky Mountains, but a small detached area * as central over Portland, Mr., ?ud a thermal deereaso was notice able in the vu-inity of Nashville, Tenn. The weather in New York to-day will he very warm and ha/y or partly cloudy, probably with a thunder storm iu the afternoon from the southwestward. The Death of the Democratic Party? Tttilen Did It. Over ail the land a wail of sorrow has gone up tor Mr. Tilden. No later than last Tuesday morning he posed as the demo cratic Moses to lead his party out of the wilderness ; now lies he in the pit of the impossible and not a swallow-tail or a short hair so poor as to do him reverence. We hoped better of him. In our turn we admired him. The lame of the King breaker went before linn all over the land. From his scat in the Governor's chair at Albany he seemed able to vault at a bound into the White House. The work of the Electoral Commission left him, it is true, a private but respected citizen, but the strength for a bound into the Presi dency in lnyO was believed to lie latent in his muscles. Alas! alius! On Tuesday night this fond illusion vanished. Instead of the "unternfied" athlete, too proud in the consciousness of his power to ut ter a sulky word of the battle he had lost, we beheld a "lean and slippered pantaloon" piping in a doting treble of the wrongs he had endured at the hands of those who had overthrown him. It was a sad spectacle. Maudlin tears i seemed welling from the eyes which we had pictured as glowing with the bold gaze of the gladiator, conscious of the ability to roll his antagonist in the dust when next they entered the arena. Mr. Tilden, we know, is an able man. Ho has done services to the Statu and the city which we should bo sorry to see forgotten. He has served his party also with a degroe of ability and faithful zeal which gives him a high rank as a partisan politician. That he is going to spend the remainder of his days in whining and complaining that he did not get the reward he thought himself en titled to will bring upon him a contempt greater than bis worst enemy could desire. The American people are a manly people; they do not like tears, especially public tears. They like to see a man take his beating with a smile and with good humor. They des pise "soreheads," and think a man had better not nurse his disappointments, but go ahead and do his duty with cheerfulness and con tentment. And here comes Mr. Tilden, with a band of music and a table of funeral baked meats, and Haunts his woes in their impa tient and contemptuous faces. The little street boy who said to his companion, "If you'll givo me a piece of your cake I'll show you my sore toe," had at least the excuse for his action that it had the appearance of a commercial transaction; but poor Mr. Til den's gratis exhibition stands in a different and less respectable category. When Tweed lookod over the papers in Ludlow Street'Jail containing the speech of Mr. Tilden we are certain he said to him self that he would Booner stay whore he is than stand in 'Mr. Tilden's shoes. 'It was once thought- that Tweed and his Tam many brigands had given the demo, cratic party so foul a name that there was no national future before it. Then arose Tilden, like a second Ajax Telamon amid the darkness round the democratio host, praying lor light; nay, storming Heaven with manly protestations that he and other unsullied democrats were ready to do battle if the clouds of infamy were dissipated. He was taken at his word. A rush of light came for the party and for him?a tidal wave of it?and tho Tammany gang went scurry ing in all directions like clouds before a wind. Samuel became the standard bearer. He went to battle. He was beaten, and now Ajax shrinks into a mourning Micaw ber. On Tuesday morning everything was within his grasp. Now all is lost. The poor party that trusted him he has stabbed in the back, and its carcass is now in condi tion to be given to the crows. Very sad ! Alter sixty years of vigorous life, alter rul ing the nation for thirty-two years, placing I'resident alter President in the White House?men with fibre, all tho way from the Old Hickory of Andrew Jackson to the Bending Willow of Buchanan?and surviving its terrible defeats in and during the war, it retained a wretched remnant of breath to these days, only to be given the ooup >le jrace by a trembling aspen of a man whom it ouce believed to be as tough as an oak and as straight as a sugar pine. IJkkl Liks THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY. killed Br SAMUEL J. TILDEN, Is the GOtu Yeab of Its Age. R. L P. Mr. Hendricks is going to Europe, where he may be out of sight of the corpse whose gibbering ghost will haunt poor Mr. Tilden while he is in a condition to be h,united. We know that there were bruVe dreams in the bruins of the democratic leaders. Wo know that the gruybcards ot the party used last year to sit uiid tell "the boys" of the good old times when the democrats waxed tat over the fleshpots of the national government; and thu ris ing young statesmen?yea, even states men of uncertain age, like Mr. Cox ? tossed up pennies to decide who among them should get the collector ships and the choice foreign missions. Tons and tons of letters were written and mailed by Mr. Hewitt, and the wind areaa ot democratic oratory that swept up und down the States, North and South, like intoxicated tornadoes, were unsur passed in the annuls of political windbag meteorology. And all this for nothing?for Samuel J. Tilden. The old who read of it will bo disheartened; the young will, il they are wise, treasure it as a fearful warning. We linger over his late only because he once seemed to have thq genius of a statesman, and hence we mingle pity with our wruth at the destruction he has wrought. It may not be complimentary to the dead party to say that the speech, divided between sobs and whines, strctchod it out bo cold ; but it bus before been recorded that sudden and overwhelming disappointment hiu* broken stout hearts. We know that the party lived through shocking disasters and seemed to have more lives than a cat, but that this great swaggering giant should be put before the world in the light of a melancholy appendage to a sore headed and disappointed candidate was too much, and it went the way of all parties, but never did party die so mean a death. It will scarcely be auy consolation to the mourners that Mr. Tilden is yone politically too. The contemplation of Mr. Tilden's career will always repay the student of great disappointments. He was surely what promised to be a respectable if not a towering figure in our political history. He does not possess the magnetism of Henry Clay nor the giant brain of Web ster. He has sharp, clerkly qualities, which would have been useful in a cheese-par ing administration. He is not so de voted to his friends as to have im perilled any measure for their sake he might set his heart on if in power. He is a shrewd chooser of instruments, even al though David Dudley Field was a mistake. He can ride nicely and would have looked very well on Pennsylvania avenue taking off his hat right and left to the swarming applicants for consulate and post offices. But all this in the impossible. 0 what a tall was tbore, my country men ! The Approaching Doom of Mormon liiu. Despite their attempts to belittle and make light of the recent exposures the Mor mons are in a frenzy of alarm. Their own clamorous denials, supported by the fainter denials of a few transient visitors who are ?educed and blinded by personal courtesies, produce no effect on the public mind when it is known that the law officers of Utah hold precisely the same views that have been expressed in the Hebau). It is but a few days since the United States Attorney in that Territory was summoned to Washington to explain in detail the tacts of which he had communicated an outline in writing. The result of his interview with the Attorney General is a full indorsement of his opinions, with in structions to spare no effort to bring the criminals to justice. He returns to Salt Lake City strongly indorsed by the govern ment. It is no wonder that the Mormons are in a state of excitement and trepidation when they find that the exposure of their iniquities made by tho Herald is about to bear fruit in vigorous official action ordered from Washington. The brazen ribaldry of the Mormon organ at Salt Lake City against the Heuald's truth-telling correspondent meets its appropriate answer in tho Attor ney General's directions to tho local prose cuting officer in tali. Assuredly this pestilent nost of abomina tions will not be much longer tolerated within the jurisdiction of tho United States. It has ceased to bo a merely local question; it has become a question which affects the character of our institutions. It has always been tho policy of our government to keep the Territories in tntelage only for a brief period and merely while they acquired suf ficient population for admission as States, with the full right of local self-government. Had it not been for the foul moral leprosy of Utah it would long ago have been ad mitted to all the advantages and im munities of statehood. It has a popula tion larger than that of Oregon, larger than that of Nevada, larger than that of Colorado; but to long as it remains under the sway of Mormonism it can never be admitted as a State. It is an anomaly in our political system for a Terri tory so populous, bo wealthy, so abounding in agricultural and mineral resources, to stand outside of the Union and bo governed by officers appointed by the federal author ity. It is the plain duty of tho government to remove tho causes which prevent the in troduction of so important a Territory into our political system. This duty cannot bo much louger postponed; and when tho administration has done what it can in tho way of legal prosecutions ugainst atrocious criminals who have been mado bold by long impunity, Congress will take the question in hand and remote the obstacles to the admis sion of Utah as a State. How Public Interest* Are Protected. The Aldermen have granted the Third Avenue Railroad Company the privilego of experimenting in the use o! steam power on its surfaco rails. We shall probably soon have dummy engines tearing through Third avenue, and this will no doubt bo promptly followed by similar experiments on Sixth and other avenues. When tho horso car companies were using their money to defeat all friendly rapid transit bills in the State Legislature tho pretence was that it was all done in the interests of the property own ers. An elevated railroad, wo wore told, would drive carriages and foot passengers from tho thoroughfare; no business would bo done by tho storekeepers; rents would have to be lowered, and thus the owners on the avenue would be injured without a fair and just compensation. We leavo the property owners to decide whether greater injury would bo inflicted on the retail busi ness of an avenue by un elevated railway or by steam engines running on surface rails, frightening horses and risking the lives of passengers both in vehicles and on foot. It was to be expected that the Aldermen, who are carried by tho horse carcompanies, figuratively speaking, in their breeches pockets, would concede any demand made by tho Third Avenue or any other wealthy street railroad corporation. When a price is paid goods must bo delivered. But there aro three very good reasons why the privilege in question should not have been granted. In the first place, it is in noway or shapo such rapid transit as the people ask for and the city requires. In the second plane, it is an unqualified outrage on property, without a single justification, in the interest of a grasp ing corporation. In the third place, it is a public evil, because it increases the inducc incuts for the horso car companies' illegiti mate opposition to real rapid transit. If tho Mayor possesses the power to cancel tho aldermanic concession to the Third Avenue HaiIrond corporation it is to be hoped that he will excrciso it. Hard Fighting at Kara. The Hebau>'s latent despatches from the theatre of war in Armenia render it certain that the Russian commander hus made up his mind that it is necessary to reduce Kars instead of simply in vesting that place, as it wan sup posed probable he might do, before pushing his advance to Erzeroum. But according to the intelligence received his success seems at present problematical A determined attack was made on Kars by the Russians on Saturday, Sunday und Monday, and the assailants were not only repulsed with great slaughter, but their defeat is said to have encouraged the Turks to nraume the offensive. From Erzeroum it is reported that a battle all along the line is immi nent ; hence a few hours may decide \ whether the Iiussian forces will be com- I pelled to fall back to their own defences, or will at once take possession of Kars as a prelude to the ocoupation of Erzeroum. If the end of the present advance should bo a decisive and tinai repulse of the assailants it will delay further operations in Armenia for some time. The Turks are not strong enough to pursue their advantuge to any important extent, and they are so nearly sur rounded by the enemy as to make any attempt of the kind an aot of insanity. The effect of the repulse would, therefore, only be to oblige the Russians to fall back to their own defences with a view to a concentration of their largo field force on Kars. In the present assault they have used but a fraction of their force, their advance having been made over a long and extended line, and whatever may be the final result of the three or four days' fighting, there is little doubt of the eventual fall both of Kars and Erzeroum. Kars is naturally a strong pluce, und lias never been reduced without a severe strug gle, except in 18*28, when it was taken by tlie Russians under Prince Paskovitch after a siege of only three days. In 1855, during the Crimean war, tho gallant defence of Kars by Sir William Fenwick Williams, a Canadian by birth, who commanded the garrison, aided by the Hungarian Gen eral Kinety, is a matter of his tory. The Russian attacking force under General Mouravieff numbered forty thousand infantry and ten thousand cav alry, while the besieged had a force of only fifteen thousand men. Yet this brave band and their lion-hearted command ers held out for five months, and then only yielded to starvation. So splen did hud been their defence that the Russian General not only allowed the surrendered troops to march out with ull tho honors of war, but publicly, complimented their com mander on his bravery and skill. It was ridiculous to suppose that Kars would now fall at tho first approach of the Russians without any opposition, and the present hard fighting und heavy losses might have been anticipated,, howover inevitable muy be the final result; Com mere* and iho War, Russia formally notifies the neutral na tions that she will, on her part, conduct the war in aeoordonee with the Declaration of Puris, and that the subjects of all neutral Powers may oontinue their commercial inter course with Russian ports and cities on the singlo condition that they respect and ob serve "the laws of tho Empire and the prin ciples of international law." Tho Declara tion of Paris forbids privateering, and the Czar will, consequently, not issue letters of marque. An enemy's goods are protected by the flag of a neutral if they are not contraband of war ; and with the same exception the property of neutrals on an enemy's ship is not liable to seizure. These provisions apply to the Bhips and goods of subjects of the United States, though our government has never adhered to the Declar ation. Arms, munitions of war, and all muteriul from which they may be made, are contraband of wur. The ukaso by which this intention is declared dirccts "all officers to conduct the war in as humane a manner as possible." Certainly there uro in uny war great possibilities for mitigat ing its horrors if the purpose to do this is systematically encourugod ; and it will be strange if Russia proves the first of Euro pean nations to pursue this course on principle. An Kaiy Way Out. Right on the heels of Mr. Frederick Elliott, who politely bowed himself oat of tho Supremo Court a few days ago while his amiable Tombs keeper and an Assistant Dis trict Attorney were engaged in a private conversation of absorbing interest, follows Mr. William Connors, an inmate of Ludlow Street Jail, who, finding the doors of that institution ready to open at his bidding, on Wednesday last walked forth to enjoy the free air of the city. The latter case of leave taking is one intensely interesting and curious and ought to receive the attention of spiritual mediums, with whose extraor dinary art, or science, or whatever else it inuy be, tho escapo seems closely asso ciated. It appears that the enterpris ing Mr. Connors was in tho offleo after a hasty dinner, while Doorman McCarthy was in chargo of the two well guarded doors which stood between Con nors and liberty. Of course it was Mc Carthy's duty to remain on guard; but McCarthy i9 only human, and has an appe tite. He grew hungry? so hungry, indeed, that he could not resist rushing off to the dinner table before his turn came. Thero are some excuses for McCarthy. He knew his prison associates, and may havo feared, not without justification, that they would leave very littlo for him to eat if he waited any longer. At all events a man with an empty stomach and the savory smell of a dinner in his nostrils does not stop to cal culate what duty requires of him. Mc Carthy left the office and repaired to the dinner table, where all thoughts of his pris oners weru soon buried in boiled beef and cabbage. Now comes the curious part of tho story. Connors, seeing tho doors un guarded, waiked up to them, laid his hands on them, and lo! locks were unfastened, bolts shot back, handles turned, and the gates of the prison house opened before him. Connors walked out and left McCarthy to finish his dinner in peace?perhaps to enjoy bis dessert afterward. 0/ course there can be no mistake about the spiritualistic work on the doors, as the devouring McCur thy had the keys in his belt, and knew that the gates were barred and all secure when his hunger got the better of his prudence. Now here is an excellent way out of the Tweed difficulty. Tweed has escaped once already. Why can not he do the same thing again and join Harry Genet? All that is necessary is a hungry turnkey and spiritual istic locks and bolts. The Ludlow Street doors can again be found conveniently open some flue afternoon, and certainly the Boss would supply a dinner on such an occasion that might well seduce a Ludlow Street jailer. Then the gyeat man will once more be at liberty, without any thanks to the At torney General. It is noteworthy that nil prisoners who make successful escapes are operators on an extensive scale. They have stolen thousands and have moneyed friends outside. A& Tweed no doubt is still a man of substance he might fitly be added to tho number of those who are out of jail on French leave. Another Epidemic of Police Hufllau la in. The clubbing mania seems to have broken out aguin in the police force. The sentence of a Brooklyn patrolman to six months' im prisonment, with a good prospect of a new indictment with a more Bevere punishment at the expiration of his term, made the ruffians of the force cautious for a time, and citizens enjoyed a temporary immunity from broken heads. But the forbearance seems only to have rendered the police more hungry than ever for skulls to crack, and now that they have again drfcwn their locusts they lay on their blows with mur derous ferocity. The officer, Doyle, who clubbed Francis Williams to death in the hallway of his own house and in the pres ence of his wife has, by means which will be investigated very thoroughly hereafter, been half whitewashed by a Coroner's jury and held to bail in a ridiculously small sum by Coroner Croker; but it is to be hoped that the Grand Jury will give a criminal court the opportunity to decide whether such a savage and unnecessary killing is or is not wilful murder. The arrest grew out of a noisy quarrel bctweon a man and his wife, which the policeman had a right to stop, since it disturbed the neighborhood. But the quarrel was over, and the man was inside his own door, when he was dragged out by the policcman and so brutully beaten and injured as to cause his death. No such vicieaiid could havo been neces sary, and the fact that it was resorted to by an officer, whose duty it is to protect the public peace, makes the act the more rep rehensible. _ t, ,. . ? Another scandalous instance, of police brutality is the olubbing of a lad named Isaac Walsh, said to be under twenty years of age, by two ruffianly patrolmen of the First precinct. The boy ordered to "movo on," and not going fast enough to suit the officers was knocked down and beaten by them until his head was badly cut and his body dangerously bruised. The beating was continued long alter the lad tell bleeding and helpless to the ground. It is claimed that Walsh bears a bad character; but whatever his reputation may be there can be no justification for the brutal and illegal conduct of his assailants. These cases in New York and the breaking out of the clubbing mania again in Brooklyn show the necessity for the prompt. and severe punishment of the ruffians who thus exceed the limit ot their duty and wantonly gratify their natural ferocity and brutality. PERSONAL INTELLIGENCE. Kilpatrlck Is In Washington. Wild rosea loot like pale pink Blurs. Uerkomer bos painted Wagner's portrait Charleston, S. C., Is a shiftless looking city. ilou. S. A Cox will go to White Sulphur Springs. There Is no gottlng a whig party out of TenuoHaoe. Corn shucks and lye nro boiled into a soap In Georgia. Banbury .Vewi:?"The coming man?the whig party." When Sidney Junior is not writing be is playing on a Uute. Russians, I'olcs, Servians aud Roumanians have little eyes. Uuroti C. It. Ostcn Sacken, of Russia, la at the West minster. Gall Hamilton says, "1 rlso to remark, and my lan guage la Blaine." Lager Is so llvoly thai 11 comes in bops whenever you call for it. tvaris* farm at Windsor, Vi., la being painted on canvas by Howland, 1'resldent Hayes and family Will visit White Sulphur Springs this summer. W. 1). Bairii, the artist, la sketching In the Haute Loiro district, France. The attempt made in Madrid to adpplant the bonnet with Ibo mantilla (ailed. Tbo dog days are approaching, and tin totiles are used to adoru inany a tail. Tbo chronic borrower wbo knows tbatbe never pays U little better than a thlot Ex-Secretary ol the Navy George M. Robeson and family are at ibo Filth Avenue. lir. Amcdco van den Nest, Secretary of the Belgian Legation at Washington, is at the Everett Kliza l'lnkston and Den Bullor ore not being paid (or their sacrifices lor the republican parly. The convicus ot Teunossoo have been leneod to the Sowsuce roiil mines for sis years for $70,4U0k Ilou. Milton Suyler till esperieaeo his usual amount ol indolence at the White Sulphur Springs, Va. ir Bret Harie snouid receive a consulate fow news papers would bo mem and reckless enough to erlttciee President Hayos. It is bard to koep a woman's teeth out of a cucumber long enough to make her argue oa the psychological propcusiiy ol pu^opluam. The boad of tlio kngllsb Plerrepont bouse wbo patronized our starboard-and-larboard-whlskercd Min ister must feel crestfallen. Mrs. Jones remarked yesterday that It must be pleas ant to llvo at Coney Island. There is so much nice white sand to polish up the pans with.. Hie Transcript lielloven in the lufure ol Boston. So do we. Ou the Judgment day all bad people will bo sent there. Boston is a Boston of a place. Tbo tlrst lady ol tbe land nevor says "Kothy, my deur," or "Bircby, my boy." It le simply "Mr. Hayes, won't you have so mo more lemonadef" Philosopher Alcutt says thai "living te tnoirna llonbut possibly Alcott never sat down oa a throe legged chair and thought that living Is In d?d?dnr naiioti. Tbe Columbus (Ga.) Enquirer-Htm borates Roger A. Pryor lor abusing tbe Southern politicians who, be suid, loil tbo South into war. Ik adds that Mr. Pryor was a notoriously tnelhcient Confederate brigade eom mauder, and tbat southern leaders ought not to be abused by Southern men. 1'all Mali UaielU:?"The work! teems to bave re coded generations into the past, and in tho last quarter of that contury whiuh was suppoaod to bave ushered in a golden age of civilization we see religious passion dlsiracuug empires, dementing statesmen and de stroying peoples as in those benighted tunes on wbicb we bave been wont to look baek with such sell-com , pUuvnl pity." THE WAR. Four Days of Desperate Fighting Before Kara. DETERMINED RUSSIAN ASSAULTS, A Lodgement Effected, but the Assailants Driven Out by the Turks. SLAUGHTERED AT THEIR GUNS, Bold Sorties by the Turks Repelled in the Open Field. roumania and tiie czar Lord Derby Answered in a Manner to Satisfy Europe. [by cable to THB HERALD. 1 London, June 15, 1877. Every effort has been made to ob. tain details regarding the great battle now in progress before Kars. The Herald's special correspondent with the Txirks in Asia Minor telegraphs from Boghaz (Bogaskoi), a small town oo the direct telegraph route from Erzeroum, and situated about ninety miles southwest of Ainasia, that the battle was begun on Saturday last by a determined attack of the Russians. THE RUSSIANS EFFECT A LODGMENT. The conflict was renewed at daylight on Sunday, the Russians having effected a lodgment in one of the outer earthworks on the previous night. The struggle was san guinary in the extreme. The Russians are reported to have held their ground during the whole of Monday and Monday night THE TURKS ASSUME THE OFFENSIVE. On Tuesday the Turks began the fight, assuming the offensive by making the most desperate sorties. According to the Her ald's correspondent, quoted above (from a Turkish source, be it remembered), this re sulted on Tuesday in the dislodgment of the Russians, whp had been inefficiently supported. A TURKISH FLASK MOVEMENT. The Turks succeeded in surprising the Russians by a flank movement, and .thft slaughter that followed was very great The Russians aaked no quarter and. the Turks offered none. BRAVE TO THE LAST. The last action of the Russian gunner* was to spike the few Turkish field pieces which they had captured in the redoubt This was after it became a hand to hand struggle and the guns were of no further service. THE RUSSIAN GUNNERS SLAUGHTERED. Retreat had meanwhile become utterly im* possible. As a result nearly every gunner's corpse was found near the gun he had served. Their enemies speak of the hero ism of the attacking Russians. GROWING BOLD. The Turks again assumed the offensive, and, gaining courage and desperation with success, sallied out to attack the main body of the Russians in the open ground, THE RUSSIANS REINFORCED. Meanwhile reinforcements were hurrying to the aid of the Russians from the direc tion of Pennck, Ardahan, Gumry, Kagish man, Souriuamicho and Soghanlu. The sorties of the Turks were barren of result and only served to tire out the men, while the Russians repulsed every attack with ap parent ease. Later and fuller details are expected momentarily. THE CAMPAIGN BEGUN IN EARNEST. A despatch from the Herald's represen tative at Erzeroum states that a great battle all along the Turkish line between Kars and Erzeroum is imminent? The fate of the Turkish arms in Asia Minor hangs upon the events of the next ten days. Already seems to have begun the series of enagagements in the valley of the Arras, which will decide the fate of Erzeroum. TURKISH COUNTER STROKES. An official Russian telegram received in St Petersburg last night and dated Wednes day seems to confirm the Hrrald's account. It is dated from Masra, situated about eight miles northeasfcof Kars, and announces that the Turks are attempting to form counter approaches and are constantly making aor* tics. Tho Russian batteries have been very successful in frustrating all these attempts. A sortie was on Wednesday repulsod with heavy loss to .the Turks. Seven Russian* woro slightly-wounded. AjqUHl.lER ENGAGEMENT. Three attacks wero made on Friday last by the Russians against Fort T&hmaz, which was erected in3855 to strengthen thedefenca of Fort Veli Pachi, which is the key to Ears. Other counter attacks followed on Satur* day, but the result is unknown. OrOLLOWINQ FATE. The Turluviufter occupying Olti, marched in the direction of Ardahan. A Russian , detachment lis, been ivnt from Aid?h??