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BROADWAY AND ANN STREET. JAMES GORDON BENNETT. fBOl'KUIUH the DAILY HERALD, p*/J*th*l auery Ji?i M l'" U"u Three cull par opy tSuuday axuludadl. Tan dollars par yaar, or at rata of on* dollar par mouth for an}' pariod i?? tbau aix aiouth*. or #vw dollar* for lix moulbn, .->uud?r aditlon tiuludad. Irar of poatara. All bi>ttu?at. new* lattara or lolapraphtc daapaUbe* nut ba addrawed Xsw Yokk HHUtl. Letter* and pancaee" (liould ba properly ?e?led. iiajai ud cuinii.uutcatlorn will not !>? returned. phil a DK I.I'IIIA OFFICE-NO. 112 south HIXTJ1 ?4TKEKT. LONDON office OF TlIK NEW YOBK herald NO. Mi FLEKT street. PA KIS OFFICE-A ven UE DE L'OI'fc'KA. Naples office-no r stkada pack. Sub*criiHlou? and itdvertUemout* will ba recaivad and forwarded on toe auiac term* as Id New York. TOLUMK XLil NO. 1U7 AMUSEMENTS TONIGHT. WALLACE'S theatre -Way as. fifth AH-NCK TH EA1H E - K v a*oiaixa. BOWKBY theatre?Swab* Ajcukl. BRAND opera HOCSli?Co i. on at SIU.IU COLUMBIA opera llOl'se-VABiKTf. CENTRAL PAUK OABDBN^VAJMMTr. OlLMOItES CONCERT liAUDHN?SuMME* ConCBBX. NEW york AQCARirB?Qukkr Fiiiuj. T1VOLI THBATBE?Vauibtt. TON* FAfciTOit'S?Vabikrv TRIPLE SHEET. NEW YOKK, SATURDAY, JCNR 1G. 1877. Prom our report* this morning the probabilities are that the weather in Neu> York to-diiy will be slightly cooler aiul cloudy or partly cloudy, with rain squalls or thunder shouxrs, followed by rising temperature. Dangerous winds vuiy be expected in Hi* Sound and Sew Fork Day. Wall Street Yesterday.?The stock mar ket wan comparatively dull and without special feature. Gold opened aud closed at 105, some sales in the interim being at 105%. Govern ment and railroad bonds were quiet and steady. Money on call lent at 1 a 2 per cent, closing at 1 a 1 ijj per cent. The Socth sticks closer than ever to ootton. The area planted this season is four per cent larger than in 1870. Some Heavy Custom House seizures have been mode during the week. An investigation now and then helps thiugs amazingly in that quarter. Lovers of the Turf will regret that Mr. Harper declines to bring Ten Broeck to Suratoga. It is intimated that he will not bo again placed on the trick. Boston Sends up a wail over the loss of the gut in trade. Steamers sailing fKom that port to Liverpool tind it impossible to obtain freights and are coming to New York in ftituve. At tui; Naval Acadrmt exercises yesterday there came very near being n performance not down on the bills. A two hundred and sixteen |K>uud shell from a mortar barely missed an ex cursion steamer. Sitting Bull turns up in Canada, forty miles from the American line. He sends the gratify ing information that ho will keep quiet in future and never again visit the Unite.d States. Canada is welcomo to him. A 31ck?er in Ohio, a suicide in Washington, the death of a miner iti Pennsylvania and the poisoniug ot a prominent politician In Michigan are among yesterday's contributions to the chap ter of uceidcnt and crime. The Mexican Revolution.?Tho Leo-do peo ple have captured Acapuleo, and arc getting Uiclled by Diaz gunboats. Why do not all theso Sghting men go np and keep order on the bor der I That would be more sensible. The Soft Money Lunatics of Maine held a convention yusterduy and passed the nsual set of crazy resolutions about a currency based on the resources of the nation aud the wants of trade. What they inost need in Maine is a good sized madhouse. Thf Silence of Senator Morton on politi cal questions is probably owing to the fact that, his Senatorial term expires next year. He does not see his way clear to indorse or oppose the policy ot the President, aud is simply drifting on tho political tide. According to our Indiana correspondence his chancer of drifting out of tho Seuate are by no means slender. Thi rl Were Five Executions yesterday? three in New Orleans, one in Da\ ton, Ohio, and one in Georgia. The victims were all vulgar, ordinary crimiuab. and no doubt deserved tho death they met. The ouly noteworthy circum stance connected with their killing ut the hands of the law was that one of them was sent out of the world drunk and died with drunken words on his lips on the scaffold. Scarcely anything more revolting can be imagined. To give liquor to a man in such u position is a crime which calls for the severest punishment. Marshal Wharton's Friends.?Ex-Murshal Pitkin, of Louisiana, threatens to come North aud show up the President for removing hint and appointing Colonel Jack Wharton in his pluce. A great wrong was perpetrated, ho as serts. on the republicans of his State. And behold, it turus out that Mr. Wharton was ap poiutcd ut the urgent recommendation of almost ull the leading republicans and many demo crats of Louisiana. Packard, Wannoth, Pinch back. Kellogg?almost everybody except the huncutiug Pitkin?recommended him for the place. In foot, when we read over Wharton's papers, it seems that, like Mrs. Wiuslow's Soothing Syrup, "the children cried for him." Let Mr. Pitkin advance northward. Wo up here don't scare. Tub Weather.?Yesterday the indications WCfe threatening east of the Mississippi and were principally duo to the influence of an elon gated depression which lay southwest and north* e.iAt across tho valley from Kansas to the. lake*. A precipitation ranging from u half to a tenth of an inch of ruin occurred within tho urou of the low barometer, but the heaviest lull took place on tlic easterly side of the depression, and chietly at Nashville, Louisville, Cincinnati, JCrie and Buffalo. The low pressure over the Western Gulf is now rapidly uniting with that to the northward, and frequent rains have occurred from New Orleans along the coast to Charles ton. Another depression is approaching from the Northwest, being tho same ah v.as lately re ported from tho Pacific coiist. The. heat area of 70 degrees still embraces a part of Canada, while that of SO degrees excludes the lower lakes, the Ohio Valley, Tennessee and a por tion of the Gulf States, but cinbruees ull the Atlantic coast, cast of the AllcghiUlies to Bos ton and the middle Mississippi Valley, with Chi cago. We may. therefore, look for severe wind and bail or rain storms, accompanied by light ning iu tho rcgiou between tho Mississippi and the Allcghanics during to-duy. The weather in New York promises to be slightly cooler and cloudy or puiily cloudy, | with rain squalls or thuinler showers, followed by rising tenipcrirturc. Dangerous wind* may ^ be expected on lakes Erie und Ontario and in , the Sound, New York and lkwtou bays. j The HmUm a?d Mormw The first fruits of the new |>olicy begun by President Hayes are seen in our ability to borrow money at four per cent. For that evidence of our higher and sounder credit wiih the world the country is indebted to the wise but much abused Southern policy of Mr. Hayes. While the politicians are growling at him and threatening him he re stores the country to peace, and by the sim ple and constitutional act of allowing tbe States to govern themselves enables us to put out a four per cent loan, which will have the country about a dozen millions a year. That is the cash value of this policy of peace and reconciliation, and we com mend the fact to the consideration of the party growlers who oppose it. But Mr. Hayes does not stop there. He has promptly taken hold of two other ques tions which have long beeu a reproach to our statesmanship; and the sagacity bo shows in the selection of his objective points, and the vigor with which he goes to work, are a pledge that abuses too long suf fered will be remedied by him. He has sent District Attorney Sumner Howard back to Utah with the assurance that ho shall be fully supported in his investigation and prosecution of the authors of the Mountain Meadows and other murders; and he has given notice to Mexico that the incursions of her robber class upon our soil and their long continued acts of murder and rapine must coase at once, and that she must make good the losses which she has lor more than twenty-five years allowed her people to in flict upon our border population. It is high time that American citiaens should feel that they enjoy the protection of their government, wherever they maybe, and especially when they are pursuing peaceful industries on our own soil. The Mexican banditti have been too long tolerated. We have become accustomed to seeing Ameri cans and their flag treated with contempt and insulted and wronged by other nations simply because these were weak. But im becility is not, thanks to President Hayes, to be any longer an excuse. Our foreign policy, so long a reproach to us, is now to be changed, and we do not fear that the vigor# ous assertion of our rights will lead to com plications or to war. What the President demands is only justice, and, as he speaks in a dotermined voice, he will get justice and security, for which our border residents have waited too long. In fact, the new administration, by the manner in which it has taken hold of the Mormon and the Mexican questions, has shown more sagacity and vigor than we can remember in many years in our national ad ministration?we may say, indoed, since the time of President Jackson. The drifting policy is cast aside; and, as in his action toward the Southern States, so in his pro posed course toward Mexico and toward the Mormons tho President will accomplish more good, we believe, for the country in a strong, straightforward, peaceful way than did General Grant with the sword or Web ster with all his eloquence. This ad ministration, so contemptuously abused and misrepresented by certain politicians, demagogues and journals of both parties, shows what provious administrations for many years have wofully lacked?insight, courage, determination to settle questions, and not cnrofully to leavo them unsettled. That, we believe, is what the American people want, They want statesmen who are not afraid to look aflairs in the face ; who do not use their utmost efforts to put off trouble some questions ; who are not, like idle schoolboys or skulking laborers, anxious mainly to avoid doing what it is their duty to do. The Arkansas emigrants were cruelly murdered twenty years ago ; yet it was left to President Hayes to bring the murderers to justice, and he is doing it. The inhabi tants of our border conntics in Texas have been suffering wrong, have been robbed and murdered for nearly thirty years without security or redress. Their complaints have gone up to every administration for more than a quarter of a century, but President Haves means at last to protect American citizens living on tho border. Spain litis too often acted toward Americans in Cuba as though they had no rights which any body was bound to respect ; but Secretary Evarth has informed the Spanish authorities, also, that there is a new man at the helm, and thut our flag and our citizens are not to be any longer insulted and wronged. Why not? Dccauso we are strong aro we to be forever run over and put upon by tho weak V Becauso we are powerful arc we forever to tolerate a nuisance at our doors which worries and wrongs our own people? We do not fear that the foreign policy of the new administration will bring upon us the curse of war. It is a policy of peace, be cause it shows our weaker neighbors that we will no longer be triflod with. Presi dent Hayes, in his inaugural Message, gave the strongest pledges of his intention and desire to live at peace with all nations. His character and that of his consti tutionul advisers arc sufficient guar rantee that thoy arc not animated by ' unscrupulous or adventurous designs. The President's strongest desire is to bring the couutry back to prosperity, to raise its credit and to improve the character of the public service. He comprehends very well the injury which war would do to all public interests, and ho means, so far as his foreign policy goes, to prevent war by insisting on justice. Wo have noticed with some surprise that eminent Mexicans livinginXew York, among them two pretenders to the Presidency of ! their country, publicly protest agains} the order of the President that Mexican robbers shall be followed across the border by our troops. Why do not these gentlemen go down and help to proteat our border resi dents against the organized raids of their countrymen? it is childish lor them to protest here. If Mexico cannot protect us from her own citizens she ought at least to be very grateful to us if we undertake her duty, There is always a cry of "annexa tion," and We are told that the Mexican peo ple will not allow us to do what their gov ernment will not do, because they regard us with suspicion as land robbers. Well, they ought to know that the only way in whioh they will cv< r lose territory at our hands is by tolerating these border raids. And, moreover, it onght to be known that these raids are not sporadic, but systematic; and that they go on year after year under the eyes and for the profit of Mexican officials. As a reply to the pro test of Messrs. Lerdo and Iglesias and their fellow Mexicans we give those words of a respectable American gentleman now living in Mexico. They show who it is that not only tolerates, but fits out and protects these cattle raiders and murderers, whom it seems we must not pursue across the border. Our correspondent writes:? Every one known of the depredation* on tbe other ?ide uf tho river. But what ih not Known, and would never be found out emu by a I'm ted Suies Coiumis aiouer, la the tact that In tbo great majority of those taken tbo Individual depredators are merely paid agents of wealthy employers, living anywhere from the rivor to a* fur in tbo interior us Zaeutecas or San Luis. 1 can name several iiiou bere who were formerly minors In Ibo employ of Amorlcan capitalists wlio, for yoars past, bavo been professional cattlo thieves, under regular contract* with alculdos and judges ol the town. JKor instance, ti certaiu pcrs.m, tbo priucipsl citizen -ol tbo place and lor many years Ural alcalde and then mili tary commandant ol the district, baa furnished tlio money and equlppod various parties to go to tbe otner side, the agreement being that tbe men were to receivo certain pay whether successful or not, but being suc cessful were to receive so much Dor head tor tbo ani mals brought over. Some secrets of these trips aro never known In detail, as iu a euse which 1 well re member. One of tho men left hero very poorly mouctcd. lu duo time ho returned on a very line horse and splendidly equl|peU in every respect, and sport lug a pair of silver una ivory mouuted revolvers. Of lato years tbo Incomo derived irotu tins system of robbery has been tho only reason why the offices of alcaldes and Judges liuve b<ieu sought by rival parties. Originally it was diUlciilt 10 lluil any one will ing to be cleeted to these ofllces, as the government doos not pay unytblug lu tbo way of salary to the in cumbents, except In the laree cities. But theso oilierrs seeing so many droves of cattle going by tbclr doors concluded to turn the (act to proUtable account, and levied a tax of fllty cents per head, giv ing In return regularly certified papors ol' im portation, on governiuont sealed paper. These pupors mode the cattle and horses so taxed legal prop erty ol the thioves, and no one could "go behind the papors." But this was too good a tbiug to be left to tbe alcaldes ol the towns near the border, and eventu ally an order camo from tbo headquarters of the dis trict directing that cattle passing the border towns were to receive documents good ouly as far as the chief town of tbe district. There the levying procoss was repeated, and the profits of tbo busines> bocume so grout that nt length it led to h pronunclamcnto on tho parlor some envious and groedy ofllctuls, and "? revolu tion followed, lasting several wooks." Of what use are empty protests against such lacts? Our people do not want to acquire new territory from Mexico ; we be lieve there has never before boen so little* desire in the public mind for expansion in that direction ; many reasons load the sen sible and respectable part of the public to view it with aversion. But we warn the Mexicans that tho American people will support President Hayes in the most en ergetic measures to protect our border ; and that if the border line is ever carried further south it will bo their own fault. OfflefScekliig In Wsihlngton. Wo print elsewhere a lively accouut of the rush for office in Washington. Oar corre spondent gives some details of the manner in which appointments are made, which we recommend to people who think of applying for clerkships. He remarks that very few removals are made, except reductions in the force ; and that one has about as good a chance, in these days, to be struck, by light ning as to get a place in one of the depart ments. This hint ought to save money and trouble to a good many anxious souls. The President and his Cabinet are really in earnest, and office-seekers may as well stay at home. Our correspondent Uinta that, the Presi dent means to require that foderal office holders everywhere shall no longer take an ?otive or official part in partisan politics. When he strikes at that abuse he will touch the marrow of the reform he is making. He has ulroudy, it seems, warned several col lectors of customs?notably those at Boston and Baltimore?that they and thoir subordinates must either resign their plaoes or give up their connection with partisan organizations; but he would do well to issue a general and public order on this subject. We gave a formidable list the other day in the Heiuld of collectors, post masters, marshals and their subordinates who are members of republican central committees of their States. In a few days wo shall print a further list. If these offi cers aro wise they will make haste to aban don publicly their connection with partisan organizations. The President is in earnest, and moans to do what he promised in his inauguriU Message, make this reform "thor ough, radical and complete." In his letter about the custom houses he wrote "no offi cer should be required or permitted to take part in the management of political organi zations, caucuses, conventions, or election campaigns." Wo advise federal office-hold ers everywhere to stand from under ; and wo hereby give them notice that the Herald will publish without charge notice of their resignation of places on partisan committees. Let us have peace. Progrcii of th? War. One substantial effect that the Ilnssian operations in Asia were expected to produce is chronicled as a fact in our despatches to day. Twenty battalions of reinforcements have reached Mukhtar Pacha by way of Trebizond, and there is not room to doubt, therefore, that the Ottoman army has been weakened to that extent. Russia could readily put in the Held twico as many soldiers as the Sultan?half soy in the Danube Valley and half in Asia?and if the Sultan could meet Chesc by concentrating all Lis force on the Danube and leaving the defenco of Asia to the mountains and physical difficulties generally and the skeleton of an army Russia's numerical superiority would bo of small ad vantage to her. It appears to have been thought in Constantinople that the war could bo conducted in that way. But a sudden perception of the possible political consequonces of tholoss of Armenia has opened their eyes, and a part of the army recently on the Danube lias been sent to Asia. Unless a groat deal moro is sent the Russian operations at Kurd will not bo impeded; and if a groat deal more is sent the Russian opera tions on the Dunube will be facilitated. Apparently tho diplomatic gossip as to peace that lately circulated in theEuropeau capitals has reachod the Russian army, far we hear from it the distinct declaration that any close of tho war short of Constantino ple would be a disappointment. In what in said of Prince Gortschakoll's recent letter, however, thore is the tangible point that peace will be possible upon the passage of the Balkans, if England can induce Turkey to uccept lair terms; but the reported cool ncss between the Porte and Mr. Layard presents that possibility as remote. Tho latest reports from Roumania indicate that [ a crossing of the Danube is hourly expected, and that great vxoitement prevails at the threatened points. The defection of the Greek Patriarch is likely to bo fatal to his influence with his co-religionists. Honors to Grsut at Ualldhall. General Grant was yesterday made a citi zen of London end received from the hands of the authorities of the ancient Corporation the gold box that is the substantial symbol of the honor which, with a bold indifference to the nature of abstract ideas, it is sup posed to contain. An account of this pic turesque ceremony will be found in our despatches. Few things are more at variance with our American concep tions or more astonish the American in his visit to Europe than the quaint scraps of medireval splendor that linger in certain ceremonious observances which have a sub stantial significance quite apart from their pageantry, but to which the pageantry gives all imposing effect on the popular mind. The law of a judge's decisions may be quito us scund,if it is pronounced by a man who has on his head only his own hair as it will be it the judge wears that quaint kind of a woven cap that in tho British traditions is callcd a wig, and a Mayor and Alder men may be quite as good servants of a city in ordinary eloth coats oh in tho gorgeous scarlet, gold lace and other theat rical accessories of the municipal wardrobe in London. Those as abstract possibilities cannot bo disputed. But in the world of ordinnry men it may not be unwise to as sert, by some visible outward sign, that a judge is not an ordinary mortal, while none can be more prepared than a resident of this city to recognize that an Alderman's superiority, if it is to be recognized at all, needs to rest on some positive fact of outward glory. The making of those visible and obvious distinctions between men ia the theory of all the gold lace in the world, and in England the ancient shows like that enacted yesterday in honor of the ex President linger in a congenial atmosphere. 80 long as these ancicnt and picturesque ceremonies are adapted to such wiso occa sions as this present ono; so long as they emphasize and impress upon the British mind the goodness of a congenial and pleas ant intercourse between two great and kin dred people, he will be a rash and unphilo sophical iconoclast who shall declare that they have outlived their time or lost their value. Columbia's K?c? with Harvard. Very late in the day comes the word that Harvard accepts Columbia's challenge to an eight-oared race, to be rowed on the Con necticut, off Springfield, on the 26th inst. This looks like hardly fair notice to Colum bia, for though among the entries for the Harlem regatta of next Monday appear the names of nearly all her old famous oars Goodwin, Cornell, Timpson, Murphy, Boyd and Sage?yet even if those are in good con dition, which is doubtful, they have hardly had work enough together in an eight to insure first class performance scarcely ten days from now, while their coxswain must | certainly go up to his race with at best but an indifferent acquaintance with the Ion" four-mile tr&ck, thus hazarding the ' chances of his crew very greatlv. Whil# Yale promises to bring to the score a crow but little, if at all, infe rior to her famous one of last year Harvard is credited with marked improve ment over the team which was beaten so hollow then, and though Columbia expects to meet Harvard only the result will be ac cepted as the best approximation that can be had as to how she could do with Yale. But what suggests itself forcibly is. Why not open the event on the 29th inst. to Co lumbia and have but one fight ? The river is abundantly broad, and though the crew getting the eastern position has more dis tance to cover than that on the western side the track will be about as fair as could be had on a crooked river, and far moro so thad the famous one from Putney to Mort lake. Open such a contest and once | make it a success and thoro is littlo doubt that future years will witness at least as many such races as there were six-oared in the days of the recently defunct College Rowing Association. But it will havo one unsatisfactory leature at least this year-Cornell will not bo in it. Put her there and the foremost rowing col leges of the land will all contend and so bring a result which may justly be accepted as evidence of where tho year's best college oarsmen are to be found. It is unfortunate that the only sort of row ing on which even these lour are likely just now to agree is the most expensive sort known, one which will at times give oven these contestants work to make the moneyed ends meet and which will quite preclude deserving smaller institutions, liko Wesleyan and Dartmouth, from being in tho fray at all, while it will almost certainly show a weak spot or two every year in overy boat Nor will the interest ever centre in this race , that would if it were transferred from a I stream whore it is hardly possible to see a quarter of the straggle to one where, like the Hudson off this city, nearly all of it can be easily viewed, and where tho multitudo that would throng to see it would approach that which, more almost than the rowing itself, makes the English University race an event ot interest in every quarter of the globe. Cornell and Columbia should have a word to say next time. Slinll the Ctty He Protected I Patriotism is a virtue ; but it does not re quire us to set fire to our housos, or to suffer our children once a year to risk the loss of eyes or hands or probably of life, through the reckless and unskillul use of fireworks and gunpowder. We can bo very good Americans and properly cherish the memory of tho Declaration of Independence with out turning the city of New York between midnight on tho 3d of July and mid night on tho Fourth into a Babel of con fusion, a Bedlam of noise and a plnco of peril to life, limb and property. Fire crackers, torpedoes, pistols and cannons are not absolutely necessary to tho instruction of the jmenile mind in tho blessings of re publican freedom. We should b- m a very unloi tunato condition il tho pcrmanency ol our free institutions dopended in any do ?i\3 on tho coiiiinuahoe of tho public nuisance and danger to which New Yorkers are requited to submit on every recurrence of the national anniversary. But probably* not one out of every hundred of those who enjoy the heat and the stench and the noise and the peril of the Fourth of July know for what besides the natural love of mis chief, deviltry and confusion they celebrate the dreaded day. There is an ordinance of the city which prohibits the uso of fireworks in the public streets, and the Mayor and the police have full authority to enforce it. If they intend to do so it is only just that they should make the fact known at onco before people have invested their Fourth of July money in squibs and crackers. There is a very general desire a&ong the respectable por tion of the community that the senseless custom heretofore prevailing should be abandoned, and the insurance companies are among the most earnest protestants against the hazardous amusement. If, after all the warnings thqt have been giv^n .and the discussion that has been had on the subject, any serious accident should occur on the coming Fourth through the neglect of the Mayor and the police to enforce an ordinance approved and demanded by the people the responsibility will bo by no means a pleasant one to shoulder. Ann filftza Young, One of Brigham Young's former wives sends to tho Hebald tlio story of her rela tions to the Mormon Prophet. It gives a curious view of the great Mormon institu tion of polygamy. Bread, salt pork and dried peaches form the rations of Brigham's numerous wives, it seems, and thirty dol lars worth of dry goods make up their an nual clothing allowanoe, though it appears an exception is made by the polygamous Prophet in favor of one-the best looking? of his wives, so called. The Mormon bestiality must soon come to an end. President Hayes has pledged himself to support tho federal District At torney in Utah in his efforts to bring to justice the murderers who so long had free swing under the eye of Brigham Young, Governor of the Territory, Indian agent and President of the Mormon Church. Mr. Howard has laid bfifore the President and the Attorney General matters which, for ob- j vious reasons, are not yet made public; but 1 wo have ground for the belief that an ex plosion is imminent in Salt Lake City which will relieve the oppressed Mormon people of the misrule of a parcel of unprincipled demagogues, who, under the cloak of re ligion, have for years praotiscd and encour aged all manner of crimes and vices. j A Good Body with a Bad Head. I Ihe police parade was a very handsome ! spectacle. It would be difficult to get to gether a finer looking, better trained and more solid body of men than that which marched through the streets yesterday and was reviewed by the Mayor at the Worth monument. Massive and strong, the col umns as they trod by afforded a gratifying idea of the effective protection afforded to tho city by its police force. But another thought was also suggested by the splendid appearance of the men. It was one of regret fend mortification that such a body Bub stnntial, thoroughly disciplined and of un flinching courage -should be disgraced by the presence of a few unworthy members, and damaged through the incapacity or political chicanery of those who are at its head. What might the force be made if its rulers were as sincere and deserving as its rank and file, and if the political obligations of the Commissioners did riot compel them to appoint unworthy men, to close their eyes to official offences and to do their best to cover up, instoad of exposing and pun ishing, any crimo committed by a police man who happens to have political influenco at his back! The worst part of the New York police is its head. There is no reason why wo should have a single bad policeman on tho force, officer or private, and if the Commissioners did their duty faithfully polico ruffianism and barbarity would be unknown offences. The Four Per Cents. An evening contemporary asks, with a good deal of alarm, whether the new four per cents are to bo paid in silver? Well, we should think not It ia hardly sup posable that the Secretary of the Treasury and the eminent bankers who have under taken to put out this loan would deliberately go to work to make themselves publicly ridiculous. But to offer this four per cent loan to tho public here and in Europe, with the condition that it might be paid'off in silver, which is now of such uncertain and variable value, would be the height of ab surdity, because nobody would subscribe. It seems to us always safe to assume that the United States govornmont is not a fool. Tummanjr Vtriui the People. There are four coroners in Now York, and the duties they aro called upon to per form occupy but a fraction of their time. Yet tho position is understood to be worth to each from twenty thousand to twenty-five thousand dollars a year, and as a consequence it is eagerly sought after by a certuin class of politicians. Tho ignoranco and incapacity of Now York t coroners have been proverbial. With few exceptions tho office has been filled by ward politicians ol the lower grade, whoso only qualifications have been tho services they have rendered to tlioir leaders in local fights. Tho expenso of the coroners' department has been one of tho least excusable of the many impositions practised on tho taxpayers oi Now York. ? A bill is in Governor Kobinson's hands which, if suffered to become a law, will save the city a considerable portion of tho amount now expended on the coroners' department and ettect u yet more substantial reform when a new batch of coroners shall be elected. After that time tho office is to be a salaried one, ouch Coroner receiving five thousand dollars a year in lieu of fees, which is a very fair compensation for the services performed. The present reform is in cut ting off tho placer of physicians' lees and putting a stop to tho empanelling of a jury on every possible case, whether necessary or unnecessary, in ordor to swell the lees. Qualified physicians are to bo designated by. the Mayor, some one or more of whom muBt be called in by a coroner to view the body of ? deceased person. If the death is from natural causes and unattended by any sus picious circumstances no jury is to be sum moned. When the physician certifies to its necessity, or when the Mayor or District Attorney requires it, or when the Coroner has an affidavit charging suspicious circum? stances a jury is to be empanelled. Th? aggregate of the physician's fees is not ta exceed ten thousand dollars in a year. The law would save the city at once probably fifty thousand dollars a year. The Massachusetts Legislature last session abol ished the office of Coroner and created thai of Medical Examiner. The people of New York want the bill now in the Governors' hands to become a law. Whether the Tarn* many influence is strong enough to soonre its defeat, remains to be seen. Jerome Park To-Day. The spring meeting at Jerome Park has been..thus far as successful as the best friends of the turf could wish and is an auspicious beginning to the races of the year. The weather was occasionally un favorable, but did not interfere with tha great events. To-day the meeting will close with the most brilliant contests of the present season, and they will be attended undoubtedly by one of the most brilliant assemblages that ever graced the beautiful grounds of the Ameri can Jockey Club. The principal event will be the grand race between Cloverbrook and Basil, the first of which is known to fame by his victories this year on the Baltimore and other courses, while the second has developed in private trials a rate of speed which . will make him a formidable competitor. Each horse is heavily backed by its owner, and the race promises to be one of the most exciting of the meeting. The second event will ba a one-mile race for three-year-olds, for which several excellent horses are entered. This will be followed by a two mile and a half contest for one thousand dollars. Two well known horses will contest lor this prize. The superb programme of to-day will doubt* less secure a large and brilliant attendance. Too much crcdit cannot be given to th? direction of Jerome Park for the efforts they have made to please the publio during their first meeting this year, for the success at tained is pleasing to all true lovers of th? turf. PERSONAL INTELLIGENCE. Bierstadt is Id Washington. Frank Buckland ii In Chicago. Roumuniau oillcora uro very poor. Tho baboucho bool lor Indies has u polntod toe These lino cvonings lorors all on stoops to conquor. The I'urkish naval olHuors tight with a great deal ol oralL Seuator William 13. Allison, ol Iowa, is at the Bro voorL Mr. Ssmuol J. Randall, of Philadelphia, Is at the Now York. Rainbows this year aro vary beautiful, with the horizon for a string. When Gail Hamilton sits down on an editor sh? comes down like a wasp. When Southern majors gel tight they try to opei front doors with a. minor key. Frank Leslio aays that Mast cannot draw a baud. But Sclienck always draws a good baud. Whon Ben 11111 gots Into t|io dopth of his oratory b? speaks like a chain ruiiliug down a welL An Austrian on Murray street yesterday was talking of being only a captain. Tbls one doesn't count General William T. Sherman arrived In the city ye* lerday Irom West Point, und is at tbo Filth Aveuue. Tbe fortune hunter of our day does not dig in th* minos. He marries tbe widow of a California forty* niner. That Kotnan, Governor Wade Hampton, will fln4 somo rollel Irom statesmanship at tbo White Sulphur Springs this year. UX'tiovernor Gilbert C. Walker, who has Just re* turnod from California, will go to the White Snlpbuf Springs or Virginia. Tbe Czar made the daughter of tbo editor of tba Moscow Gazette, which Is the organ of the Muscovlta party, a demoiselle d'honnour. The Rochester Democrat, unjustly disregarding tbe claims ol New York, says that Chicago has the most accomplished liars. "Dot isb not zo." A Telegram man was looking at tho map yesterday, and huntiug round a town ncurXlcilc to Und tho nam* In vain. Tho flrst fly bud been tbero bolore blm. Rome Sentinel:?"When a man gots on tbe downhill road of misfortune about tlio only consolation left bin; seoms to bo to kick any other man who happens to Im going down still taster." London Fan:? LuUy Friend?"Don't you And on* Derby Day much like another. Captain?" Captain (with grim smilo)???Well, not exactly; there Is always at least a yoar's difleronce!'' DRAMATIC NOTES. Afternoon performances will bo given to-day?at the Fifth Avenue Theatre, "Evangeline;" Wallack's Theatre, "Waves," and at tho Grand Opera House "The Glided Ago," In addition to some of tbo varioljr placos of amusement. MUSIC IN THE FCBLIC PARKS. If to-day be fair the people of Now York and Broolc? lyn will again bo rcguled with music in tbo respoctiv* parks of tho two cities. Central Park on Saturday* has become a siieclul holiday among the children, and thousands of the liltlo folk flock tbitber, not only to enjoy their many games, but In common with th? grown people to koo und be scon ss a part of the muU Wude. The concerts begin at lour 1'. M. At Prospect l'ark, Brooklyn, tbo programmo as fur> nlsUed by Conierno s Twonty-lhird Hegimont Band will bo as follow.*:? PAST 1. 1. Craud uiurcb, "Per i'rlcatcr Aus Atbulla''..Mendoliiioha 2. Mvlodlo, "L.o ?;h?nt du Paplllun" Hpiiiu a. Ov.-rmre. "l.a t.a/ia l.adra" Hoaslaf 4. Wultf, "Fitiniixu" Ntrau* 5. Alr*arlo,on tlieino "Way Down Cpoa tlit Hwanee ltlvor" Saleeds (Soli. Inr i oriiut-ii.plnton, Htaor lialoedol. 0. Walts, "Weltaua''.. . StranM rAUT it. 1. Overture. "Jubel" Wobef 2. Ltrio, "from Sonata on. 10" Ueethovoa a. Wain, "Les itomnutie ' i,miner 4. Grand linaio. ' f.ucis Laoiuci moor" Ltonisuttl r?. Cainp. "itelter" 1,'arl (]. March. "Company II, Twenty-third Kefclniuat".C<jut :rno Uoxologv. "Old linodrod." -<'*>rniL pari. At tbo Central l'ark tho music will bo as follows:? rAMT i. 1. Uraud march, "*t ushiuiriuu ' lluid Aronsott 2 Mailrual, "Itnmeo and Juliet'* tlfiunntf a. Overture. "Morslnir, Noon noil SuppS 4. Walls, "llorbiironchen" dtrnuM I'ART II. ft. (iratid KBlociluni, "Macliuth" ....Verdi tl. Aria. "MlKaou" Thomas 7 I'olka redowa, "\vloplu>ue" Kobe K Kantaalo, "Alexia" Uaruuaua I'ABT III. 9. Grand leloctloDi, "Heliaarlo" Donlietll 10. Walt*. "Wiener Freakcn ' rttrauaS 11. Lanilura. Bhmuiu.Club" Wiegand la. Galop. "Xarm'1 Ounule Finale, "College Airs" Oralalla PICTURE SALE. Thors were no very largo prices fetched at tbo sal* of pictures at Scbenck's yesterday. A Van Sover donck, "Sheep at Rest," sold lor $1M M, "View of Cairo," Louis C. Tiflany, $1'J0; "Annslotnink Creek,'' A. Stover, $117; "On tbo Coast near Havre," Goorg* W. Nicholson, $106; "Hard at Work," Georgo IL Story, $145; "Wreck on tho Coaat of France," Carle bur, $276; "Cloudy Day," J. G. Brown, I'iflO; "BT the Koadslde," Clinton Ogilvio, $1W; "Tho Fisher mua's Uoturu," Damscbroedur, $300; 'Thank You, Rlr," Rufus Wright, ?1'20; "Old Bridge," John B. Bristol, $182; "By the Rlveraido," J. F. Cropsoy, $126.