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Review c( the Week?The Stock Speculation
Fairly Active and Strong. THE GOLD AND MONEY MARKETS. IMPORTS AND EXPORTS. Wai.L Stbket, \ Sunday, Nov. 24. 1878. | There is as little material for review in the events of the past week as Ilor Grace of Gerolstain found in the army of her celebrated ducliy. In fact, a goodly portion of the business transacted at the Stock Board was of tho "bouffe" order, being made up of Bhaiu sales and purchases, plentifully interlarded with the unimx>ortaut ventures of minor operators. Btill out of all this bushel of chatf a grain or two of wheat was secured in tho form of a positive but ex ceedingly modest advance in the price of most of the leading stocks and the establishment at the end of the week of an unueniubly strong market. A retro spect can best be obtained by considering the history Of each leading stock seriatim. Imprimis, Western Union, for tho time being at least, has been ousted from the orchestra stalls, so to speak, and con signed to the back seat of speculation in spite of the earnest efforts of its friends through revived promises of a scrip dividend to give it a more promi nent place in daily dealings. They were not success ful, however, and tho quotation at the end of tho week Bhowed a loss of about 1)4 per cent. Next in order at tention may bo directed to the Northwostcrns. For a steady and sustained speculation this property merits and bears the palm of the week. Between highest and lowest points there was for the preferred and common stocks a range of respectively 1V and 1% per cent, and most of this improvement was retained at the close. An all pervading faith exists that a dividend of 3 V per cent is ossurod for the preferred sort, and there will be sore disappointment among the common stockholders if something is not done for them as well. As a strengthener to this faith there come highly favorablo statements of earnings, and, what is quite as much to the purpose, liberal orders to buy from West ern customers, who are* expected to know, U anybody does, how to place their money whero it will do the most good. The St. Paul shares were benefited to about an equal degree, rather from sympathy with Northwest and the improvement in earnings as against the bemired business of last year than from any special speculation. On Saturday, however, a very lively upward turn was engineered on the purchase of some large blocks of stock, pre sumably for Mr. Gould. Lake Shore remained re markably steady, and, for the most part of the week, dull. Toward the end a more lively interest was de veloped and the highest prices were made at the close. A 2 per cent dividend is considered certain, and it is expected that the next statement will show some thing more than this to have been earned. The coal stocks were tho only laggards on the list, the im provement which hud at one time existed having been pretty nearly got rid of. Much doubt exists as to the continuanco of the combination for another year on account of disagreements as to quotas aud the "offish" attitude of the Lehigh Valley Company. A meeting, however, of the Lehigh Valley Interest is expected to be held at Bethlehem on Tues day and it is possible that existing difficulties may be salved over. Among the miuor specnlatives Chicago and Alton and Illinois Central declined on the state ment that the Wabash company intended to build a consisting line into Chicago. Ohlos fell off on reports that the second mortgage bondholders had instituted foreclosure proceedings, aud the Hannibal and St. Jo.'s went down because they should never have gone Up. The money market was easy at from 8 to 6 per cent, with a spasmodic spurt to 0 per cent, and closed at 2 V to 3 per cent for two days; time money (ninety days) was procurable at 4 V per cent on stock collate rals. which is long enough to tide over any temporary stringency which may arise at tho end of the year, either from the settlement of annual accounts or from fears of the effects of resumption. The following table represents the opening, highest and lowest sales of tho principal stocks during the past week:? Opening. Highest. Luteal. Albany and Susquehanna Atlantic and Pacific Telegraph Chicago and Northwestern.... Chicago and Northwestern pf. Chic., Rock Island and l*sc... Chic., Burlington aud Quincy Col., Chic, and Ind. Control... Clrv.. Col., Ciu. and I Consolidated Coal pulawarc. Lark, and Western. grie Harlem Hannibal and St. Joseph Uaunihal anil St. Joseph pf... Michigan Central Morris and Kssex Milwaukee und St. Paul Milwaukee and St. Paul pf.... New York Central New Jersey Central Panama. HO 80 80 27 V 28V 27V 43 M 45 V 43V 7(1 ^ 77V 70 11H !* 118.V 117V 110* uov uov 5 6 4V 31V 33 31V 81V 82 V 81V 80 V 80 V 77V 26 25 26 81 * 61V 40 46* 45V 43V 60 60 60 10 10 18 V 142 142 142 15^ 10 14V 30!, 30 V 87 V 78 78 74 V 10 v 11 10, 08* oo v 08V 00 M oo v 68V 82* 82V 82 V 32V 34 32 V OH 00 v 08 112 112 V 112 33 33 30 Vi 6V 15 V 15V 16 16 V 10 16 V 124 124 124 10" * loov 100 lo v lo V 10 v ?MX 38 V 16 16V 14V O's 0 6 V 23 V 26 23 V 4 V 4 V 4.V 23 V 23 V 204, 05 V 06 V 06 V 07 07 05 V 6 6 V 6 2 V ?V 2V IX 8 V 7.V 42 42 30 loo V loov loov St. Louis aud Irou Mountain. St. L, K. C. and N St. L., K. C. and N. pf St. Louis and Sun Francisco pf St. Louis and San Francisco.. St. Louis and San Francisco Pf Canada Southurn Gold The closing quotations yesterday were:? , , B JKd. Atknt. nut. Ashed. At A Pac Tel. ... asJ, Jtl Kansas 1'iu-iUc.. 111!, u Chicago A NW.. 44'a Kansas A Texas. II (?>, 1'!.r"f .72 ,?7>t Lak# Shore 0!>V (JUS Chi. Kill xc.118 118'. Michigan Ceu .. tWM J: ; iu,r * ^ IK'V UU* Morris A Kaaes.. 82V H3V . ?,V 0 Mil A St Paul... aa'J 34 4 h;. C..CAI 88 Mil A 8t I' uraf.. (Hh! OUl, CleveAPilts HI '4 N?w York Con... 111 tj 113 Chicago A Alton 78', Sen Jersey I'on. 311* 31V Chi A Alton pf . 1(St ? Ohio A Miss 7h 71, V v.: ? "?. a:l. ?klo A Mist pref 18!? 1(1* 4!? 411!* Pad tie Mail. I15V l)??l k II utl Cunul I'miiahi* 124 Aitaius Kxurrss. lift 1H7 Pitts A Fori W. HIJtg luuV American fix . 411 60 (Juckxilvur id, J| v.ti fixpros. 47'a 47\ (julrkxllvar prof :t3Jg H5 Wells, li'A Co Ex 1IH 90 hfl h A Iron Mt 15,V7 I6U lirlo IHV 1H,V 8t L, K C A N... o\ &V Harlem I IP, 143 St L. K C A N pf 24 24'* llan A St Jo. ... I.V-, l?V b'nioa Parltle... (SI (WW Han A Hi Jo Sf.. 88 V 3s>? Wetlorn Un Tel. tW? t?S Illinois Central. 731% 7?'? Wal.aah 21), 33 The total sales of stocks at tho Board during tho Week aggregated 717,200 slutres, which were distri buted as follows:?Albany anil Susquehanna, 175 shares; Atlantic and Pacific Telegraph, (M!5; 0., C., C. ami I., 2,801 ( Chicago and Northwestern, 13(1,013; do. preferred, 71.2UU; Chicago, Rock Island and PaclAc, 6,440; Chicago and Alton, 3,110; C., C. and I. C., 1,100; Cleveland aud Pittsburg, 700; Consolidation Coal Company, 400; lJuiawaro, Lackawanna and Western, Os.104; Delaware aud Hudson Canal, 7,747; Kriu Rail way, 0,136; llarleni, 110; Hannibal aud St. Joseph, 4,170; do. preferred, 0,200; Illinois Central. 8,676; KaiiHiw Pacific, lino; Igtkc Shore, 118,100; Michigan Central, 3.040; Milwaukee and St. Paul, 48,685; do. preferred, 40,004; Morris and Kescx, 2,060; New York Central, N06; New Jersey Central, 8,742; Uhio and MiHSissippi, 0,326; do. preferred, 1,226; Panama, 106; Pacific Mail, 1,076; Pittsburg, 703; yulcksllver, 100; do. preferred, loo; St. Louts, Iron Mountain end Bouthcru, 4,070; St. Louis, Kansas City and Northern, 3,428; do. preferred, 6,500; Union Pacific, 3,500; Wabash, 24,(14(1; Western Union Telegraph, 66,036; Cunada Southern, 1,065. The money market has been quiet and oasy during the week. The rates for call loans wore geuoraily 3 s 4 per cent, with exceptions as high us 0 ami as low us ?V i?t cent. This ease in the loan market was to creased by the better state of thu llnan.lal position in Kngluml, whore the Bank of Knglaud directors re due?!d the minimum rate of discount from 0 to 6 per cent. Prime commercial paper won in good dumaud at 4a 61* per cent. Foreign exchange was quiet 3<ul strong, sud rates wore increased V per cent on Friday. The bank statement was slightly unfavor able, as it shows a loss of almost $'2,000,000 specie and a gain of only $650,000 legal tender notes. The total reserve is reduced $1,341,000 and the surplus reserve $600,175. As compared with last year the surplus reserve is $12,206,420 against $10,650,075 for the week ending November 04, 1877. The following is a comparison of the averages of the Now York banks for the last two weeks:? Xuv. 9. AW. 16. l>ijjerenc*t. Loans $237,045,500 $234,917,700 Deo..$2,727,000 Specie 25,405,400 23,414,400 Dec.. 1,901,000 Legal tenders 39,933,200 40.503,200 Inc.. 650,000 Deposits 200,752.100 207,184,800 Dec.. 2.567.300 Circulation... 19,900,400 10,961,000 Inc.. 53,500 The following shows the relations between the total reserve and the total liabilities:? Specie $26,405,400 $23,414,400 Dec..$1,291,100 Legal tenders.. 39,938,200 40,588,200 Inc... 650,000 Total reserve..$65,343,600 $64,002,000 Dec..$1,341,000 ltescrve re quired sg'st. deposits.... 62.438,025 51,790.20(1 Excess of re servo above legal re quirements. $12,905,575 $12,206,400 Dec.. $699,175 Gold was very quiet and sold all the week at >? premium. There was some business done on buyers' options, as it is feared that Congress may take soma further step in regard to silver. The price of silver in London remains unchanged at 50\d. per ounce. The foreign commerce of the port of New York for the past week was as follows:?General merchandise Im ports, including dry goods, $6,369,231, and produce exports, $6,365,550. The total imports since January 1 this year were $259,970,320, against $286,028,206 for the same period last year and $258,222,659 In 1876, The total exporta of produce sinco January 1 this year were $307,382,920, aguinst $256,301,773 for the same period last year and $236,458,453 in 1876. DOMESTIC MARKETS. Ualvkston, Nov. 23, 1878. Slock, 105,445. 0*1***8, Nov. 23, 1878. Cotton weaker: *omo Bale. V4o. lower; mldd] 6.tr"j?2f5.?rt;Ss.,5'o'ia auz*u \ Sales,8,500. Stock, 132,858. Mowutj Nov. 23. 1878. | Cotton quiet and ..ay; middling ?4*e ?!?? '"WdllnR 8?c ; good ordinary Sc. Met!017 porta coaatwiao, 2,304. Saloa. 2,000. Stock28,OI7. Savannah. Nov. 23, 1878. 07,titi3. ClIASLKNTON, Nov. 23, 1878. Cotton q.fct ; midU ro UroIi HritilnS0,5^! to Z Coutinont, 5,160. Saloa, 1,000. Stoak, 81,505. WltMJK(|toll) jj. C., Nov. SB, 1878. SdIHU of turpontlne atuady at 27^0. Bo.tii a.Ji" *1 I7? for .trained. Crudo turpentine firm, at $1 25 for hard 8*1 85 for yellow dip and virgin. Tar firm at 81 65. Corn unchanged. Oswkco, Nov. 23, 1878. Flour firm. butunch.n^.Sa.e..HGhbl?. hard Duluth *?""?. fI 10. a?l. Ko- a "S ^" '?T! odo 43c a 44c. Gat* unchanged; ^rn,i BtAta 2B<f 'whlto' doc 80C. Barley quiet; *aW. iintf I tits;-. ag'Wgkjupi.tgig! ??,suu'?s!; 5,400 do. Buffalo, Nov. 23,1B7& SMTM ^f-V? canal totldewitorhai ?c |0 Nbw york. ltoceipta ly wlioat, 8?.; corn, 7,^ ?. . wheat. ldj**> buahela; corn, W HO L Zi HWia; barley, 5,2<W do.; rye. 4,<XX> do. ^f.^VloSr13318bbl*.; wbeit. *4.000 buahela; earn. Im'.??!byia^whe^ljTS bu.'b^oor/iBgM)4*. I i bif To^n iu^a-d t^No. fcario and tlm^ No.^?blte, f<N^ 2^^*^; toV; nnxud, 2T>Vj,c., >o. - mixea .**?. ^gr? ci Recoil) U?rlour. 1 choice, $4 U&. Droeeed hogMittrm *). . JJJJ buahola; corn, 800 do. ToutDO, Nov. 23, 1878. ?ru .. a.?.. k? 2 white Wabuah VOc.; No. 1 white Mlchl ?^ winUr?l?ot and Novembor, UBVe.; December, 88c.. reu winter. ?po? 2.. . mubor 06c. Corn firm; high January, UBtc.; We.tern amucr, ,.i,,?i antic. mivud 37c offured; new, 34>*c., No. 2 at Jtc. aaatm, 7* bid; n.w w^. buebeln; ooru, 24,^ndoU?Sh?puionU-)Ph?t,84,OUJ buahala; corn. 4.000 <io- Cincinnati, Nov. 23, 1878. I i''?Ud wIdte'ssc!^a uSc!" Reeoi pta!' 18,Ck* ' b'lf.hei ?; "Tp! ...ontll, 0,500 do. Corn In good demandat '"u'y^dli'u ? 4t? I g; ffwS.irS'~?AVkfc,;f!SbktsJ.i". I S HJSGF^S^MffiS?; SSaC'W'STw 8*??S.' 1 6,750; ahlpmenta, 1,427. Cuicaoo, Nov. 23, 187N I Flour atoady and unch-g^I. Wheat .raU, lower; No.2 ? 84**.. ea*; 84?,c. Z^? r.|^^d r.aW? t "rn dull, weak Vd'lower aiiwc caah; 31>*c , bid, lleceinber; 31S?. ? | alii Vanuai-y^^'rejected, 28Sc. Oat* lu fair demand but fnm: ante "bid caah; 20,'?c.. l?eceuiber; 2tM*o., Jauuary. li? atoitd^ and imehanged. Barley firmer ?? ported at ?1 04 ami * M?? 15 tJU0 bbN . wheat, wheat do. o>,c. Neceiuie?r"?'. ? 40 (?ju do.; rye, I,??,,'&CTl. Shipment*?|rlour, 12.^1 ?-riv^ndoi4i,aj?do: ?*u 17,uii0 do.; ryo, fllW do.; barleyf d,UU0 do. printing cloth market. Fall Bit**, Ma**., Nov. 23, 1878. Ti.n nrlntlnir cloth market ha* been fairly active, with "?srt.vsa- " Itl" riJe'iSld beJSLd Vl-i at value; KaOO cloth, nr. held at S;*c. for futuroa. HAVANA WEEKLY MARKET. Havana. Nev. 23,1878. Huirar?Although prloc* continued low buyer* limited thVdr PurAiaJoH to fulfil -rdor* Iron, abroad .uiarket c ...*d Wltli iKfe Inquiry and J-rlce. weak; No. 10 to 12 U- el ?UfiiicUrd All ft renin, KOld, p?r MTOD6, *10?. U? ? ^sfe and lH.ro 1 lihd*. Hecoipt* ol the week?012 buae*. sin-o,.r 2!2ih^'. i^ri:^u^B.%-:gi5 3*2114 Uoae. and all tho bag* and lihd* to ib.i Unlted Statr*. Baeon. 827 .t?27 .-lO, currency, por ewt. Butter. ?5tl apwi currency per quintal for superior American. Klaur, 8287 I So currency per bb . for American Jerttml hoof. 38 u TTroU per arrobc. lla.nr ner ouiutal, for soutboru. Lard, In kog?, *28 a 828 2o, eur Kiev nor uutotal; do., in tlua, ^12 a *13. 1'otau.ei, <11 a |" S? l?r Ul. Tallow, #2* a ?2H 5ti enrreney. per ouiutal "ax! yellow, 812 a 815 ?), gold, imr arrobe. tinioiiH ?i a N 50, currency, per bid. for Amur win Cmd oil in tin., I>S n 10 real*, currency. ?gii shooks Ann; b??x* H ft W rt^ftls. ifold. Vvfilteunvy beau*. 21 real*, currency, por arrobo. clmwing tobacco 8>'2 a 858, gold, per quintal. Corn, US a04* '**}*? i?irrf>ncv i?er arrobt*. iloop. nominal. Freight. Irroguiar nX.om(n*T; loading at Havana for >beV-MU,alSU.0..per 1... ?f .uirar SOU. a 7b?., currency; por blid. of augur. 8-" ?2 60 to r'al'uioulb and order*. 32*. 14.; loading at porta .111 ibi^nortii coaet (outelde porte) for tho United 8t.t#*. per hhd of *0K? ^ spani.h gold. U.1S ? 187. lAchaugo ttriii ou tbo Lulled Sialoa, aixly day*, currency, 7,* a 8 nhtrl eight do . HS *0 premium *t*ly day*. Sid? ?Ca 8 premium; .hurt afglii do. 8,S a " premium; on CnjJu! 18)*VlU premium; on 1'arl*. 5 . 3* premium. P1NA.MCIAL.. ~T v itFAStlNABi.K HATKS?MilNKY ON HF?. ANI) yVondowiuont ln.urance politic* and mortgage.; *ame bought ;Ti!"urance of all klud. efioetod with be.t companle. atlowo.l 5r?j?j^|?i0U k t)(J , 1H5 Broadway, ho* 1,880. TV UtrKliiKNCKD ATTORNKV WILL PBOtiKOUTM Aitil kind* of claim* 011 coutlngeiit feo*; eacellent refer ence* LAWYKK, bo* 321 I'o.t OIHce. / lOMMKRUtAL I'Al'KK W ANTK.Dy.l'AYMI[.? AT i ybunka In United SUto* and Cenade. 0. B. LK MA BON, 26 I'lne ?t. - ?? I lmui. INHl it A NO K STOCKS \V ANTKi> BY K. s. I T BAILKY. No 7 Flneet. T UNO ISLAND CITY 7 FKK I KNT Fl S DKO DEBT 1 BONDS, principal payable In 1UU0. FBICK Hfi AND INTKUE8T. I ?"* " ??'??? *? "15V;,, a. r.Hc_ ] XTuriOF to fibs T NoKTHAO K "hi>N DHUUIKHS ?' '""sr.'.ii"-"u.T.I'S '"titiisa on pre?tmtatU u |mutant Cottpou* of tho Bond. Of the Ohio and Ml.?l?*ippi Uallway Firnl Mortgage t e*eept aucit cotiputi* Company, whleh fell,do? J? O ^ c..mpiny of N.w fork KZ lwniot e? tli? .Inking fund for .aid bet mortgage bond*. . ,. (jn ||in coupon*, a. tho order of thoConrt r**ervrd fo?future det.rminetlou the suction of peiing *uch Interr.t. .11_.111i1,1.bj .,,,1 cancelled, but tho The coupon* *!-* '1 and reported to J10 (-'o"r| :;:^iVi?rNN:^.u...n hereeftcr allow 11^^ uU,# MlMUalpBl Hallway. FINANCIAL. XI) TS?\T patoul. Address box Xew "iyfANCfI-AOft'RIX(/ ' AN I) lit ATK " RlullTS Volt IUmU. untlsr a . aluablo pal PAUTNEIt KKTIKIXM 1ST DECEMBER WISHES TO dispose uf interest iu manufacturing business; amount rtM|itiruil, ip.iUi. NOTIONS, Hurild uBtfi. AAA ,N TO SLIT, TO WJAN OaV ^l /0,Ul/Uiu(irlKrt|ft!. (ivo M-nrs Now York cltyt ?Uo money at H per ecu t II E GRANT. 1 i? Hroadwav UIHISKS* OPPOHTIMTIKS. A if EXTK.VORDINARY OPHOKTl'XITY KOB MIDDLE .ivugcd man to secure interest in profitable cash Business. Apply -'JI Broadway, room 28. A PARTY WANTED?TO ATTEND THE SALKrf OF cash mercantile business: $.'!<><> required for good pay ing interest Homo otlice, t? Kiutt 14th ?t. (^lXiMS AGAINST RKSP()"nsiHLK PARTIES thought, or libor.il advances made upou thom. CAPI TALIST. hex .'121 Pout office. FOR SALE CHEAP (AS THE OWNER IIAS OTHER hnslue** to attend to) a Printing Iuk Factory, in good running order. Apply to JKAN' FRKKSK, corner Raymond and Tillury ftts., Rrooklyn. IMPORTING AND MAX UFAOTfRIND Bl'SlNKSS?Es tablished live yeur* ago; pleasant, safe and profitable; good* have almost a national reputation, and sold all over the .Southern and Western States; a strictly legitimate business. I want #12,o Hi, special or active capital, with which to remove to Chicago, increase manufacturing facili ties, import matorials ami extend business; an excep tional open lug. every facility given fur investigation; best of references given and touuirod. Writo, giving full name uud address, to MERCHANT, care carrier No. o, De troit, Mich. WANTED?A PARTNER IN a'oood" PAYING Hl'SI ness; one who lias $4 wm or ?5,000 in cash (Gorman or llebraw) nreferrod. For further particulars address OYLIPPUS, Herald Cptown Branch office. WANTED-PARTSER WITII *IUD;" HI SINESS] Tf wholesale manufacturing; to itn accentahlc party easy terms. GO Montgomery at., rooiu 3, Jersey City. NEW JERSEY * LEGISLATURE. ACTION BY THE STATE REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE IN THE MATTER OF REOEBRYMANDERING THE STATE?A RETURN TO THE STATU QUO ANTE BELLUM PRESAGED?WORK BE POKE THE LEG * ISLATURE. Trenton, Nov. 2*. 1878. The interest in the approaching session of the New Jersey Legislature increases as time goes on. All parties are watching anil waiting for the action of the republican party, for upon that liiuges the results of the elections noxt year and probably for somo time after. Jer8eymen watch tlioir Legislature more closely and hold them to a stricter responsibility than iu most States. Fortunately for the republicans their course is comparatively clear if they avoid tho ac tion some of tho moro radical members of the party are endeavoring to force upon the political majority. At an informal meeting of tho Republican State Committee at Jersey City re cently, the managers almost unanimously agreed that they would take no action looking toward "gerry mandering" tho State in emulation of tho democrats a year ago. Tho policy of tho leaders is to repeal the gerrymandering acts of tho democratic Legislature and restore tho old Assembly district lines entire, nndor which no gerrymandering for republican pur poses wss necessary. As was said by a leading mem ber, "the people of this State will renounce and de nounce any party which uses the Legislature for merely partisan purposes." The republicans are wil ling to lot well enough alone and so avoid being denounced. WORK BEFORE THE LEGISLATURE. The duties of the Legislature are not likely to be onerous. There are some subjects of importance to be considered, but thoy will not necessarily occupy much time, and an early adjournment is anticipated. | Perhaps the matter of most general public interest to aome be/ore it will no the questiou of convict labor. It was made an all-absorbing issue during the late campaign iu Essex county, and rocoivod considerable attention in Hudson. Burlington, Passaic and Cam den, so that at least a dozen of the sixty Assembly, men and two or three of the twenty-one Senators are solemnly pledged to secure the abolishment of skilled labor at State institutions. It costs about $75,000 to run the State Prison at present, and about $60,000 of that amount is saved to tho State by tho work of tho convicts in making shoes. At the Boform School 200 boys are employed at making shirts, saving tho State about $20,000 or $25,000 per annum. If these iudu a triea are not permitted to be carried on tho Statu Treasury will have to shoulder an additional burden of about $100,000. The opponents of convict skilled labor argue that the State is amply able to bear it, and that honest workmen in the industries meutioned are being starved by the competition of felons. They call attention to the condition of the State Treasury, which is, indeed, gratifying. FINANCIAL MATTERS. The Comptroller's annual report, which is now in course of preparation, will show that it will actually be unnecessary to impose any tax on the people for direct State expenses. A tax of two mills on the dol lar is anil will bo, imposed for educational purposes only, but aside from that there is sufficient in the treasury to carry on the government for the year, and the sinking funds are sufficient to provide for all the bonded debt of the State. New Jersey, as a State, is among the most prosperous, flnanciaily, in tho Union, possessing at the same time creditable public build ings and charities. It would be gratifying if as much could be Baid for tbe counties and towns composing "'some^ttompt will probably bo made again this winter to reduce the fees of the Secretary of State and clerks in chancery and of the Supreme Court. A similar effort lias failed in previous Legislatures owing to the complicated systems of the offices re ferri'dlto. and better success is hardly anticipated this time. An endeavor to separate the offices of Secre tary of Stats and Insurance Commissioner will prob ably be made, with better chances of success, their being two objects in view on the part of the republi cans the injury of the Secretary of State, who is a democratic politician of prominence, and the alleged greater efficiency of the proposed new officer. In this connoction it may Ik; said that lawyers have little to hope from the next Legislature, as the mem bers are largely laymen and a disposition is manifest to grant the legal profession few favors. THE STATE FHINTMU. A matter which always occupies a great deal more attention than it deserves is the printing of the State documents, bills. Ac. This is regulated by the Logia latere at each session, a printing committee being appointed, which nllots the different "Jobs" to the owner* of different newspapers of the political per suasion of the party in power. Generally the printing is divided among the owners of party organs in the districts of the committee's luenilstrs. There is al ways a dispute over it and moro or less dissatisfac tion. An effort will be made to sis-urea Priut.ng Bureau or Commissioner, to wboin would be given the entire (control of the State priuting. It would thou be given out at contract and probably save $15.ooo or $20,000 yearly if properly managed. Only three other matters will occupy the attention of the Legislature for any length of time?the author izing of a bridge over tho canal ut Washington street, Jersey City; a free roail from Newark to Now York anil a change in tile law of libel. The present law permits the indictment, trial and conviction of one man ill each of tile twenty-one counties of the State for the same offence. SC.RAM1ILK TOM OFFICII*. The scramble for the office* at the disposal of tho Legislature continues to is- exciting. General W. J. Howell, of Camden, Huiairiuteu.hnt of the West Jersey lluilroad held the presidency of the Senate two years ago and his friends ask it for him again. Against him there has recently ams-arod Senator G. A. Holmrt, ?f Passaic, receiver of the New Jersey Midland Railroad, and one of tho most popular men Iu the State per sonally. Both meu have strong advocates and the successful one lnsy be prou.l of his victory. It is not improbable, however, that ouo ot tliiiiu will with draw an Uiejf art) pcrnonul friend*. The doimwntlo minority of the Houate will renominate Heuator Lud low. of Middlesex. The speakership of tlio House will depend much upon to whom tliu presidential prixo is awarded. SUICIDE OF AN UNKNOWN MAN. Tho Gilbert House, No. 152 Chatham street, was yesterday the scene of a mysterious suicide. Hatur day morning about eleven o'clock a mau entered tho house and after inquiring of tho clork the price for lodging engaged room No, 86, for which be paid iu advance. Tlio stranger thou said ho was going out to tbe theatre and would bo iu afterward. He left the place anil nothing was seen of liirn until about eleven o'clock Saturday night, when ho returned to the Gilbert House, and after registering ills name as George Kent, went up stairs, in the morning, when the lodgers in the house went down to breakfast, they told the clerk at the desk that they had boon awakened by the report of a pistol about three o'clock. The clerk replied that lie heard nothing ami took no further notice of it. At twelvu o'clock a chambermaid pushed open the door of room No 36 and discovered a man lying in bod with a bullet hole in his right temple. By his side lay a seven shooter revolver, one chamber .If which wns umntv The proprietor of the place was notified, and immediately sent for s physician, but Officer l inker, of the Fourtli precinct, who arrived on tho scene soon after ttudlng that the man Was desd, summoned the Bolle'vue ambulance mid had tho body removed to tho MTUe,?man was about Ave feet seven Indies high, well dressed in black pautaloous, coat and vest ; light eomulexion. no beard, brown eyes and black hair. Nothing w hatever that could load to his identification was found in his pis-kots except s small pie.-c of Jaipur on which was written "74? Third avenue. At tliat Msec Is a billiard parlor, and after a description of the man was given it was thought by the proprietor of the place that It might possibly Ik- * person who was attending the tables la-fore election day. but sit that tiius hail not often been seen about there, /he clerk at the Gilbert House says thai he noticed nothing strange about the man when ho came In and that ho was Hot intoxicated. The body, wiUi the clothtug, was placed in a bo* at the Morgue aud left to swart the action of the Coroner. OUR COMPLAINT BOOK. [Nor*.?Letter* intended for till* column miut be accompanied by the writer'* full name anil addrea* to injure attention. Complainant* who are nnwllling to comply with this ruin simply waste time in writing. Write only on one side of the paper.?En. Hkiui.d.) INVITING A PESTILENCE. To THE Editor or THK Herald: ? 1* there no plat e for the Police Department to dump their garbage except in Tompkins, between Rivlng ton and Stanton street* ? The stench arising from it is unbearable. A. J. B. WHAT 18 THE PROSPECT? To tiie Editor or the Herald:? Is there any likelihood of tho German Uptown Havings Bank paying the poor cheated depositor* ever so small a dividend this year ? Or does Mr. Uhl intend holding the office of receivership until all thu money is spent in hi* salary 1 ONE OF THE WEAItY ONES. HIGH RENTS. To the Eoitob or the Herald :? As one of thu nufortunato tenants suffering under high rents, I was rejoiced to seo the suggestions made by "Justice" for a eo-oporativo protective union against the exorbitant demands of landlords. Now is tho time to agitate thu question, that we may be thoroughly organized in time for thu next spring. BESPITK. A NEGLECTED STREET CROSSING. To the Editor op tiik Uuiuld: ? Pleuse call the uttetrtioil of the authorities to tho condition of West street, at the junction of Christo pher, and opposite the Hoboken furry, Tho horse car compauioH have torn up thu eross walks and have not replaced them, or. If they have, they have not been visible this week. It is Impossible to cross there without getting ankle deep lit tho mud. K. WHEN WILL HE PAT? To the Eurron op the Uf.u.vld:? In justice to myself and a number of others I would like to know about what time thu Guardian Mutual Life Insurance Company intends to pay a dividend to the policy holders? It is now two years and a half since it failed and went into the hands of a receiver, whose iixiuo is Picraon. Ho la' never at hia office when he is wanted. E. WEARY OF WAITING. To THK EDITOB OF THK UKRALD:? Could you give mo any information as regards the receiver of tho Security Savings Bank? The depoa ltors liuvu now waited patiently for a long time, and it is about time we got another dividend. This com plaint also aupliea to the Sixpenny Bank. I am tired of waiting fur these receivers, whose salaries are taken from the victimized depositors. K. H. 0. SCHOOL ACCOMMODATION. To THE Editob OF THP. Hriiald:? As it friend of uducatiou I wm inuuh pleased when several yours ago our Legislature passed a law making education compulsory, but what good la that law to me ? 1 have four childreu old enough to attend thu public schools, but two of them are sent home to me for want of accommodation. Hhould the legislature not pass another law compelling the Iioard of Educa tion to furnish auuorauiodation to all children old euough to attend the public schools? L. H. MATTHIAS. THE ORAND HTItEBT CABS. To the Editob or tub Herald:? 1 am obliged very often to ride on the Forty-second and Grand street lino of cars. This road is doing a large aud profitable business, and by the formation of its route It is not likely to be interfered with by elevated railroads?in fact. It is said to be tlie best paying atreet railroad now runnlug In New York. If this Is so, there Is no excuse for the filthy condition of its cars, their overcrowding and miserable ventila tion. I am aure those who have had occasion to use the above car line will coincide with me in thia co plaint. WEST8IDK1 TIME TO DIVIDE. To the Editob op the Herald:? Will the Hkbald inform the depositors of the Market Savings Bank what has become of the money they reported on hand some four years ago? It was sufficient to pay a dividend of ten per cent. Also If the receiver lias disposed of the real estate held by the bank? Alao if the money Is drawing Interest for the depositors or for the receiver? Again, doea the re ceiver propose keeping the balance on hand or divid ing it among thu depositors? I think it is time a set tlement was had. Whose duty 1* it to call thu re cuivor to an account? DEPOSITOR. THE BROOKLYN "ANNEX" AtiAIN. To the Editob of the Herald:? I am interested in your correspondence in roferenco to the complaints against the "Annex" lino from Brooklyn to New Jersey. The greater part of the in habitants of New Jersey have emigrated from Brook lyn, and the "Annex," if properly run on time, would Is- greatly patronized by them. Many times members of my family and frlenda have been greatly auuoyed by tlie delays on the line, so that connections with thu ruilroads have not liuon made. Run thu boats accord ing to the time tables, and no fault will uorne from meu, women and children who wish to patronise the "Annex," it sure of railroad connection. FLAINFIELD. PULTON STREET DEPOT. To the Editob or the Herald :? Can you tell why the platform of the depot of the New York Elevated Railroad at Fulton street is left In such an unprotected condition, without any regard whatever to the comfort of thu travelling public ? This depot is the principal one on the whole line, and passengers have to staud on the open platform in the rain for fivu minutes or more, until they can get a suitable train, and in high Wind are ill danger of being blown otf the platform. Them should also be two stairs?one for passengers going up and one for surh going down, as the only stair which leads to the plat form is too narrow for the accommodation of the many people who take: the trains at thia place. The atairs should be covered also to protect people going up or down front the drippings from the track over head In rainy weather. NINETEENTH WARD. LIGHT WANTED. To the Editob of trk Herald:? Aa 1 am one of the unfortunates who are obliged to patronize the early and late trains of the Northern Railroad of New Jersey I dusire through your columns to make known onr grievous nood of re form in regard to light. We have three candles in each car unclosed in a figured or dirty ground globe, and it is uot only impossible to read (which would be enjoyablu as well as profitable to us), but very an noying, as we am obliged to tear our tickets from a Ixiok and art- not able for want of light to see if we have tho right one or nut. If wo should glvs thorn one of say tile 'list on the loth, they would compel us to pay our fare on the '21st, and charge us in excess from Urn cents to thirty cunts, according to the dis tance we ride. Floa-to help us to a reform. A SUFFERER. WILLIAMSBURG RAILROAD MANAGEMENT. To tiik Editob or the Hkbald:? The Broadway and East New York Railroad Com pany havo recently put on their line largo oars drawn by double teams. Those oars start from the foot of Broadway, Williamsburg. On Thursday ovoning last I was one of a number of persona who were getting on car No. a at this tine, when it suddenly started, although there were many on the sidewalk desirous to ride. The car switches verv suddenly after starting [ there is an awning Post close to it and thu shock consequent on tire sudden start of the four horses is liable to throw any one oif thu stop of the platform. (Ju the occasion referred to I was flung with terrible force against tills post uhd received severe injuries. Mimllur accidents are liable to oofiur every day at the sntnc point. Surely the company might tic satisfied with destroying business and the value of proporty and endangering life and limb on upper Broadway with their steam motors aud spare the outraged pub lic even at tho ferries. WILLIAMSBURG. HARLEM FREIGHT CHANGES. To the Editob of the Herald:? The Harlem Railroad freight ayatem Is a burden unlwarablu, and should lie legislated against in tho interest of every resident on its line from the Grand Central depot to Chatham, Its terminus. The pasaon ger charges are known to be enormous, but when you como to hear the freight charges it will show bow Jersey cau prosper at the ox|iehae of New York. Apples that soli at Mott IIuvou for $1 a barrel pay 82 cents freight to the railroad company; eider that is bought from tho farmers of Columbia county for 2 cunts per gallon pays freight to the railroad V cents per gallon, or 91 'JU per barrel of forty gallons; milk, 1cents per quart, or GO cents for a forty quart can. Hay, potatoes aud all products of tho farius on tlie line of thu road north of White Plaina have to pay these enormous charges to tlie railroad company or let the produce of the fertile farms rot In tho ground. Who cau prosper an u farmer? Who asu prosper as' a dealer? Who cau have rarm produce at reasonable prices at the uppor end of New York city if this great corporation is allowed to exact these enormous rales? Tlie running axpeuses of this road have been reduced to the lowest possible amount, but the freight eharg' H have not oohie down. Who will build a road through thia fertile country to compote with ibis monopoly? A DEALER IN PRODUCE. Views of aa Old Army Officer and Indian Fighter. THE ANNUAL SUMMER CAMPAIGN. Cause of Outbreaks and How to Prevent Them. San Vbangisco, Nor. li, 1H78. During a recent visit to uu ariuy post in this vicin ity your correspondent observed an uctivity uuusuol in such localities during the piping times of peace. The unutterable dulucss, tho dreary monotony of those places, can only be appreciated by those com pelled by the routine duties of their position to re main in them, and so it was that certain uuusual movements, combined with u most unaccustomed air of interest on the part of tho officers, at once at tracted tho attention of the visitor. Dropping into tho quarters of au old officer of ruuk, who had com menced his military career as a smooth-faced lieuten ant in the Mexican war and continued it pretty lunch ever since as au Indian lighter, with the exception of a short episode of four or livo years on the sacred soil of the Old Dominion, your correspondent found him partially buried in a mass of walking shoes, knapsacks, haversacks ami other articles suggestive of an active campaign. Somewhat astonished, and hav ing a faint idea of boiijo trouble somewhere about fisheries, I asked:? "What in the world is the matter ? Is there going to be a war with England/" "Not that I am aware of, though stranger things have happened. No; I ain merely trying to select the beat of these things for my poor fellows during tho next summer's campaign." "Ah. there's going to be a campaign, thon?" (Peevishly) "Why, of course there is going to bo a campaign?there's always a campaign when tho weather will permit?I mean our regular summer campaign against the Indians." "Oh, certainly. Beg pardon. Excuse my ignorance. But what particular Indians this time?" "Out here wo are preparing for the Yakimas and Umotillaa." "What! Surely you do not anticipate any trouble from those quiet, industrious redskins'/" "Alas, yes! Never were Indians more desirous of peace, hut they have fine reservations that are coveted by the neighboring whites, and from my ob servations during lust summer's campaign and what I see in the papers I feel certain of ' war with them." - "What Is your idea? How can any trouble arise With tho 'Yaks?' " THK YAKIMAS AND UMATILLAS. "The Yakimas have a reservation upon tho river of that name in Washington Territory. It is a model ono. Dr. Wilbur, a Presbyterian or Methodist min ister, is the agent, and with his whole heart in the work he has made these Indians industrious, honest and peaceable. They raise largo quantities of grain and numbers of beef cattle, much more are nec essary for their support, and are rich. The Umatillas have rich agricultural and grazing lands in Eastern Oregon. They raise enough grain and vegetables for their use. and are rich in atock. They would do a great deal better if encouraged. Both heso tribes are now self-supporting, but I suppose in a year or two. after an enormously expensive war. they will be placed upon new reservations and be fed for years at government expense. Our Indian policy now seems to l>o to force, by an expensive war, the tribes upon reservations. And should any tribe by Its own enterprise (for no sys tematic encouragement is given) Jsviomc self-support ing, thon. by another expensive war. It is compelled to go upon another reservation and be again an ex pense to tho country." "Who is responsible for this policy?" "The grasping, unprincipled whites who live in localities contiguous to the Indians. However much they may differ ou other matters they agree on tho subject of robbing tho Indians, and overv represen tative elected by them Is popular in proportion to the aid he gives in this bad work. They arc loud mouthed aud aggressive, and, as tho rest of the country is indifferent, they get on very well." "But the settlers of my acquaintance are not that style of people." "Ah^yes! But your acquaintance la limited, yon see. The flrat settlers of a country are apt to bo honest, hard working, decent fellows. The second flow of the tide always brings the bad ones. They have shown mo that the greatest devil on earth is a genuinely bad white man. Why talk about the prog reus of the race and all that? Why. lot a man looso from the restraining influence of law and popular sentiment and But excuse this warmth." UKNKBAL CONDITION OF THK INDIANS. "Nothing can bo sadder than tho condition of tho Indians both on and off tho reservations. On most reservations they arc supposed to be provided for by the government. With few exceptions their agents are dishonest or men of not sufficient force to see that they have their supplies. They are cither not required to labor or their agent* have not the power to make them. Half starves!, half naked and dirty they are abaudonod to all the curses of idleness, with uo surety that the wrotched places they occupy will be left to them and without one particle of redress for any outrage that may be perpetrated upon them. Can you wonder that they go upon the warpath?" "How is it that so many bad men are appointed Indian agents?" "The manner in which affairs arc conducted makes a good many of them so. There Is no system. The Indian Department has no code of regulations and makes no scrutiny of accounts. Each agunt conducts his agency according to his Judgment, and can edeat in Isaacs of all kinds with impunity. Off tho reserva tions the Indians find the railroads, mining enter prises and settlements are driving sway all their j means of aubsistem-e. Every year it is getting more difficult for them to live. They see nothing but the horrible reservations for themselves and their chil dren, and view the approach of the white man as they do the stealthy approach of the panther, and strike at < him, not in anger, but in aulf-prcaervatlon." TUK ANNUAL INDIAN CAJKFAIOX. "But this will not last long /" "Well, without a change, Fexpect a campaign every summer till I die or retire, onr sons will have them winter aud aiimmor because the Indian is becoming | a more hardy warrior, and, after au expense greater than our national debt, probably our groat grand [ children may settle the Indian question.,r "You say without a change. What is required to put a stop to these wars anil improve tho Indian f" ? Public sentiment should be enlightened aud in ducod to exort its influence. Lot the press of the country take up the qiieatiou and urge the organisa tion of an Indian relief society to lnaist that necessary laws be passed by Congress with respect to tho Indian." "What course would you suggiwt ?" "We must begin with the reservations. Their title should lie as perfect as the real estate of suy corpora tion in the country. A di**l of trust should bo given to the head of the department having ehargo of In dian affairs, conveying each reservation to its In dians forever, with a provision that for Uie next century It could not be sold by them, ami that no portion of It could bo leased, except to the ludians of the reservation who should prove themselves by their industry, honesty and progress hi every path of civilisation capable of supporting themselves If you mako It ho|>clcaa for whites to get possession of a reservation and prove to the Indians It is impos sible to eject them you remove a very great cause of trouble and give them the heart to work. The prog ress in the Indiau territory proves this." TUANHI'KH TO THK WAS DKI'AKrMKHT. "Then the Indian Department should be turned over to the War Depart me ut. Troops an- needed at all reservations to enforce and encourage labor. What is wantisl Is the rigid system of accounts and uniform army regulations in administration. "But would tho army take an interest in ludtsn affairs?" "Tho same rivalry in Improvements and comforts that now exists among m?st commanders would bo witnessed at tho reservations. Very soon you would see the Indians iu comfortable houses built of lugs or the material at hand. The Commissary Department would replace the questionable traders' stores, and oach tribo would be divided into farm ers, herders, fishermen and hunters, and as signed to these duties under charge of offi cers or fine non-com missioned officers, such sa that ono yon can see out there working thirty men. This labor would tie regular and easy with holidays and vacations in accon tanas with the customs of the tribe. Vory soon you would see the reservations more than self-supporting, and it would bo necessary for the reservation commander to find markets tor the surplus." "How could you compel the Indians to dq this?" "The same ae we do soldiers. Let there bo no punlshnieuts without trial. Have a code of lawa like our rules and articles of war; try all offences committed by Indians by a mixed court of officers and chiefs, and let the United States Courts, iumiu complaint of the commanding officer, take ehargo or all offences committed by whites against Indians giving the United Htatee Attorney authority to bring the offender# to trial in adjacent Hiatus or Territorial iu ease he feared Justice would not lie done at tho plaeo Where offences wore committed. But I would not depend alone upou punishment. The Indians would s.v that It was to tiielr interest to labor. They like praiac aud rewards, uive them rewards out of any appropriation to tho tribe. When the reservation became more than self-supporting divide among them um surplus or money value acwording to the merit of each on#. TTsvo these divisions and any other N wards accompanied with military display. mud with all tin- honors and ceremonies that would l>c tlatti riug to their vault) and have the heat effect. A showy dress or oiuaincut as a reward would do a (treat deal to induce tlieiu to beeotue and eontlnue good." AN INDIAN All) SOCIKTY* "And working in concert with the army I would have an Indian aid society." "Composed of whom f "Well, I don't kuow. It would lie an excellent thing if the benevolent women would take hold ot the matter. You recollect how much the aoldiera were lienetited by the labors of the Sanitary Coin mission, the Christian Commission and other similar organization*. Surely the Indian in entitled to some much consideration from the country. Small contribu tions each mouth from the people would euable tenia mission to mend to each reservation much necessaries am tlie government does not furnish uml also to maintain school teachers and mechanics, aud to send Home of those title New Knglaiid housekeepers to teach the stjuaws the duties of a good Kastcru housewife, and to do a thousand other great services which their prac tical good seuse would suggest." INDIANS NOT OS ltKSKIlVATIOMH. "What would you advise for tho Indians not on any reservation t" "Do not try to force, them upon reservations. 1s t the army pursue and punish them for every outrage, but let tlieiu alone if they are peaceable. Then- is an intercourse umolig all the tribes, sud vcrv soou the comforts of the reservations would Is- known, and you would have the rouuiiug bunds suing for reser vation*. Ami lie u little elastic in your reservation policy. Should any want to bo left to themselves upou a reservation permit them to !>e so. Only estab lish a post in the vicinity to prevent the aggressions of whites and to keep the peace. It at any time they should ask aid give it generously. As an example:?hast August I was present at the interview between tteuerai Howard and tho Spokum chief, Moses. That chief is* the greatest Ind ian upon the continent. He met us with a haml of forty Indians ill platoons, lusincuvrod by our new cavalry tactics. He is a soldier and a uatursl leader. He is frank, honest and lotty. lie earnestly desires to be at peace with the whites. He stated that both the No* l'oroes and bannocks wished him to lead them iu tlieir wars, that lie refused, hut admitted lie bccuiue discontented when lu- thought of the future of his children and ta-o. lie said all the surroundiug tribes wanted liiiu as their head chief. He usked that he might be given a reservation for them, that he might gather these tribes upon it, and that he could thou guarantee peace forever. He preferred that no white man should live upon tho reservation except those he would invito there. He wanted 110 aid from the government. I wish you rould have heard him plead for liis race and for peace. Oivo this chief the reservation he asks: there is not a set tler upon it now: place a tew troops near for his pro tection und let him advance in civilization upon his own trails, (live him from time to time help aud encouragement and we will at once have liini and a dozen or more tribe* our faithful friends, and it will save the most terrible war imaginable and one that is sure to come." BUllNED TO DEATH. A WOMAN BOASTED TO DEATH WHILE HELPLESS WITH RHEUMATISM. The St. Louis Republican of November '?2 says that Julia Clark, au aged negro woman in that city, while lying helpless with rheumatism before an open lire place, caught tire ami was burned to death. Her hus band, tho reporter says, woe "'aidurably" over sev enty years old, he said, uud was born a slave in "Ola Kaintuck." He was sold into Missouri when nine teen years old, and for nearly fifty years he lived at what is now Georgetown, a suburb of Sedalia. He married there, and his first wife died, leaving him three children, who now live near St. Louis. Twenty years ago he married his second w ife, who was a slave in tho possession of William Jones there. When the war broko out they were emauci]>atud and came to St. Louis. He took to wood sawing, and rented a little house in Lowell, on tho main road. He paid rent for eleven years, and then word came up from the city that whoever could build them a little house on the commons there might live rent free. So he knocked up his cabin about three years ago, auu had been living comfortably there ever since, getting a small iiviug by wood saw ing. His wife became attlieted with some disease liko rheumatism about fifteen mouths ago, and she kept getting worse till at last a pain came in her side and "went slap down Iter leg to lier foot," and she had no use of herself after that. Perfectly helpless she lay day after day on the old lounge in front of the firu place, sometimes receiving a call from a neighbor and always cheerful. He did all tliu cooking and housework and came home whenever he could to sec that she was all right. She wasted away till she had hardly any flesh left, anil her arms and legs were as small as an infant's. Her voice kept up its strength remarkably, atul no one would suppose she was so fax Sone by hearing her talk. Hhe wits a good woman, e said, and a true Christian and never murmured about her affliction. All these points having boon obtained the office! turned down the sheet and the reporter saw a hideous sight. Every stitch of clothes was burned off save the stockings. The hair was completely burned off, as were the uyehrows, and the head, with Its total ab sence of flesh and its slimy skin drawn tightly over the bones, looked like bronze. The trunk, hardly as large as that of a baby, was that of a skeleton, cov ered with slimy skin, and tho arms were simply boues. The eyus were burned out, but the fire hud not produced such revolting effects as it would havo done on a fleshy person, sue lay on her back, with her legs and arms drawn up, as though in agony, and It was plain that she, in her frenzy, had mustered just enough strength to throw herself In a somersault over the back of the lonnge, alighting on her back, with her head under it. "Wu'iir wen awful troubles in our days," said the old man, "but I never would a thought such a thing could come to my little home. I'm an old mau now, an' I'm badly crippled with rheumatiz, au' I don't know just how I'll bury her." "Oh, the city will bury her, Unelc." "The city I No, sah! Now, I'se been a bonded slave, but I'se never been a beggar, an' I'm too proud to let the city do that. Old Uncle Isaac's got enough friends to help him git his poor old wife into a de cent grave. It won't take much to bury her out at the Mis-Mile house, mussa. Jos' a little one-horoo wagon will do. an' I'll take her out myself. We'a Erown ole folks together, zn' I want to know whar er bones Is." TOM EWINO INTERVIEWED. SENATOR THURMAN A PROMISING CANDIDATE FOR THE WHITE HOUSE. [From the Cleveland Herald, Nov. 22.] "What do you think, Mr. Ewlng of the chances flag a specie resumption on the 1st of January next?" "Well, sir, as far as that Is concerned, I believe re sumption will be accomplished at the time spcoifled, for I do not suppose there will lie any opportunity for the passage of any bill retarding resumption before the 1st of January next. The Senate, I believe, and probably a majority of the House is willing to try the resumption scheme." "What legislation will there probably be after the 1st of January, General Ewlng, In regard to money matters, silver especially ?" "There 1s no bill on the calendar at present relating to the silver question," said the gentleman, as bo partook of his soup and fish, "but I have no doubt that during the term some such bill will lie presented. I myself am in favor of the issuing of silver certifl cates fur silver bullion just as gold certificate* are issued for gold bullion, provided these eertlflcates aro issued on the standard of 112 grains to the dollar." "Are you iu favor, General Ewlng. of an unlimited coinage of the present silver dollar ?" "Emphatically, sir. I am." The waiter was changing tho General's dlabea and the reporter asked. "Mow do you account for tba democratic defeat in nearly all the Northern States this fall ?" "Well, sir; the greenback party this fall polled la round numbers nearly one million votes. These Totes were east by men who considered the foremost question of the day the repeal ot the Resumption act and a full remonetisation. The democratic party failed, except in a very few States, to plant tbeuuielvca squarely in favor ot these measures. If they bail done so they would probably have lust a few hard money votes, but they would have gained the hulk of this large national vote. Tim democrats in New York, Now Jersey and Michigan occupied the same positions on these questions that the republicans did. Iu tho States of Pennsylvania and Connecticut they equivocated so that the people could not tell where they stood. In many of the Western ami Southern States the democrat* came out squarely against the repeal of the Resumption law and tha restoration of silver to the same isisition as gold as s money metal, lfut the fact that the democratic party iu the Eastern States was hostile to the views of the Western democracy or was dallying with those ques tions caused the nationals In Ohio and Indiana to drop our ticket, though our position on those ques tions was all that eould be desired. Hence we lost 40,OHO votes In each State, whom wo could have con trolled them if tho democracy at large had been united," "In view of tho result of tho late elections, what do yon think of ttie possibility of electing a democratic President in Ihhii?'' "I think the chances arc good, provided the demo crats eoatluuc their hostility to resumption and Its maintenance. If the democracy should rail in this or straddle the fence the nationals will unquestionably be tho strong party. If tlio democrats absorb tho issnc with the uatiouals they w ill win." "Whom do yoR regard as available democratic can didates In 1W*??" "I think Mr. Thurman and Mr. Hendricks are the promisiug candidates. 1 have no idea that tho man will come from the East. That section has had the nomination of tho democratic Presidential candidates from time Immemorial, and the party is weary of it." "What Is tho difference, Mr. Kwtug, between Thur man and Hendricks on the main financial questions?" ??As to that it is hard to say. The position of Mr. HeuUricka is obscure, while that of Mr. Tburman la deflueil. The people like a bold man?one who takes hi* position fairly and keeps U, hence Thurman'a cham-ee aae the most promising." Another gentleman at the table made a remark aliout the Ohio ldua. General loving exclaimed"It was tic Ohio Idea that made Thnrinsti a possible candidate!" "Rut you go mtoh further than that?" "Yea.