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NIHLO'H HARDEN?KXI-iiamtmbnt. UA VKICLY'H THEATRE*-Tub Octoboo*. BROADWAY OPERA IIOUAK?PIMAKOB*. f IIKATRK CoMHJUK- Mri.i.uiAB Ouabd*' Ciibiptma.. KO-4TEK& RIAL'S CONCERT HALL AMERICAN DIME MUSEUM?CuMomlU. HAN' KRANCISCO MINHTRKLH. fONY KAHTOR'S Til K ATKK?Vabiktt. MBMDM. HKVENTII REOIMEMT PAUL _ CIIICKEIUNO HALL? KMII.BBTOB'B Matimkb LKCTUBB. WITH SUPPLEMENT. r*i*.vv iuui\. runnw. >'m r.,?inr. a :;i. uww. The probability are that Hut weather in New York and it* vicinity to day mil be cold und /air. To-morrow the eninc ronditumt urf likely to prevail, futhmced ley a utiyht rice in temperature. Wall Stkkkt Ykotejidav.?In the stock market the business wiim enormous, (180,UOO shares being ili nlt in. Tho "boar" movement wu? successfully continued, u furtlier decline ranging from " hj to 5 points being recorded. There were plight evidences of n recovery toward tin elohc. Call loans ruled at 7 per cent, with a lew tratiHautiotin at a "commission" ranging as liijtli as :ih per day. Foreign exchange wum stronger in the morning, but weakened tutor in the day on uccouut of the stringent mouey (market. Caitain Wii.i.iamh la Acyi/irrKl>! Too (loon To Hk Thi.'K.?'Hie ilnal meeting of the Hoard of County Canvassers in announced for thia afternoon. "KxEi trrona AMD Tuustkks" la the title of a abort article on another puge, which ahould be read by gentlemen occupying tho trust positions designated. Tiik Unitlij .States puya ho liberully for whatever it buy a that it Nhould be able to ho" cure for tiio 1'oat OIHco an olev utor which will not break down twice in u single month. A Man Wiio Diik.w a live thouHund dollar lottery prize came hi grief ycNtcrduy. (load liiel; had been too much for him. Moat of the World's lucky men are apuiled by their fortune. T'ii I'khilh ok Naviuation by srtll in a stream abounding in Htcam veaaels were shown by yesterday's collbdou. What can any Hailing vchhcI do to save hernolf if in the wuy of a large atl .Hindiip I Tiik Italian Mi.siciam who In charged with % h* ,r.j killed a boy in Jersey City a fortnight a o, i.ik* t^t n found in Montreal. His own stater.. .. f. of the W'livrrtsce will la: found in our sp?wu*l de.ipaf h. AWWnurrttH* received fully its r. .. < futerdajr in an essay upon its failure. If there < a. other country in the world where so to r./ h 'e'rfiU- tnhatdt ugly bouses the traveller iiss not yet discovered it 'I wo TiiofHAKir Hollar* was yesterday aw ani< d as damages to a merchant who was arrested apparently for merely asking a policeman not to elub a porter. This verdict is ?h enlcdly disrespectful to New York's sceptre, the club. I.kadvll.lk bus iinally appealed to Judge Lynch, itiul two exoeutions were tbc immediate results; but Iicadville should be ashamed of Itself not to have born able to organize courts Imiunt enough to uinke unlawful proceeding* atinccrnMiiiy. Tiik Akmt on tun Ct miikhuakd ha* hy a Onuniinoua vote paid a haud.iouic tribute to tlio memory of General Andernon. of V'ort Sumter fame, thin notion Wing apparently needed to allay tho Mi>pie.ion* of peraoc* vh?M> mental condition mutt ootoaiiDy W deplorable. , A Mim!*tku xjraatiKl vixnr t*?-it?n# e&argo* liavo been mtcf it W btwixa:iHr;;u ? oranpluitiiiig that tW nircKTirntjta Wu'r conducted pmntely. L#e! Lm. ??<*mnwt Th> in path-ncc. If W i# guilty tl?* jml^-r v?J W nil it to get nt tbe troth: it izixincf.T', 'it <xtntry will luivc boon saved fr\>m u k-jucmIaI TUN WKATHKR.- Tlio centre ot disturbance that wu* advancing toward tlie N\w England coast, a* stated In yesterday's IItiiAU>. d?. eloped grrut energy a* it moved into the tftin In the vicinity of Cipe Coil. It was fol, i?wrd by it very Inrga area of high barometer, wlii' h 'aimed the gradient* for northwesterly nod wetterly wind* to Imooiiio very ntccp over the Midrib Atlantic Nlale* and the biwer lake f k '"?" K?in InII "?i urn miimic Atimitir mm J*nw Ktgtnnrf riMiKtu: In thn Inko region* thn iliM?milni( tntn|>ir?tiirn c?iimm1 thn praoipit*11'hi to ?<41'' fli" lorni nf *iww. The wmthcr %ii? (mr or nicer In th# South Attend' niul Onlf Mtetn*, thn central ml li", mill iIm Northern*!. Thn temperature till 11 nnk I ml I y throughout. nil thn ill*trictn nnwt til tlii Itoi-ky M mi ill mi km, hihI i* below thn free* tun itt. MH?|it In the Mouth Atlnntln and tlulf HtiiLi'N. Tli? wimU hevo lifi'ii I'ruri* brl*k to high In thn'Middle Aliunde, Now Knglnnd Hole* mui thn lower lake ni(limit, mid gene roily fresh nl*c where. Thn Ntnrtn will prnvti very ?n\ero ovnr thn ocean north i?f latitude forty. Tin- weather in New York mui It* vicinity to ilu.v will he cold mui fuir. To morrow thn mum condition? urn likely to prevail, followed by u light rieo in tniuparature. NEW YORK Uout.ru I Cirunt a boullirrn I'snilldel*. The Southern democrats are jubilant over their discovery of General Grunt. He in, it so*ixis, a man utter their own hearts, and tli" beat possible Presidential candidate. The Southern papers are addressing hiin by dozena us "groat and good trieud," und it in amusing to nee that those republican . journals in the North which act with the promoters of tho Northern "Grant movement," ho called, are in ecstasies over this 1 Southern democratic Grant "bcoin." Why are they so delight1 d? Tho pro mo- j tern of the Northern "Grant movement" | are among the moat stalwart of the "stal- 1 warts they are the extreme republicans, j the men who doubt Ifluine, who scout at [ Wasliburuo, who will not have any one of whom they can harbor even the uuapiciou that he would continue the Southern policy of Mr. Hayes. They wunt "a strong man . at tlio head of the government" to keep tho South in order, as they boast?to make it ugly for tho rebels, to show thoso Southerners what they must do. It was because they supposed General Grant to be their man that they cried out for him, as their model or ideal of a "strong tnun at the head of the government." Jtut now come the Southern democrats and take him out of their hands. Do these, then, want their States to be once more harried? Is it bccuase they believe that the General, if reinstated in the Presidency, would re-establish tho carpet-bag rule and would deinund u now force bill, or the pussago of tho old one, which Mr. Blaine defeated, that tho Houthern democrats suddenly embrace him ? That in what the stalwurt republicans want. They huve never couceulod their wishes nor their hatred and contempt for the Hayes Houthern policy. They demand a "strong man at the hood of the government" for precisely these purposes ; they have maintained their alliance with the defeated carpot-buggors in the Mouth, and kept up the hopes of those ruined politicians; they have urged them to .join in the Grant "boom," defended their claims and made much of their wrongs, on tho precise plea that another four years of Grant would reinstate theso worthies in their old places and power. And now come the Southern democrats? men who refuso steadfastly even to hold I social intercourse with the authors of tbe carpet-lmg misrule?hero come these democrats and shout for Grant. Who is to bo cheated in this most remarkable of political combinations? We do not of course suggest that General Grant would decoive anybody; he has nothing to do with ull this outcry. But it is clear that if tbe Northern extremists want Grant, as they loudly and continually assert, because bo would "keep the rebels down," becuuso he would "show them who won at Appomattox," because he is the only man strong enough, bitter enough, determined enough to servo iu what thoy declaro to bo a grave exigency, thou the Houthern democrats must inevitably rejeot and oppose him. II, on the oontrary, us we believe to be the truo state of the case, General Grant holds in contempt all the slulwart bosh ubout "rebel supremacy" and Southern outrages ; it, as wo suppose, he sens that the Muuth is not a danger to tbe country?that, on tho oontrary, many Houthern statesmen are umong tho most conservative and patriotic men in Congress ; if he believes that the South is to bo trusted and ought not to be reviled and hounded, what part, then, have tho Northnvti utnlwiirtu avwl tYiair f?*inn<1u anrl allinu the Southern carpet-baggers, with him ? Wo tlo not objeot to this remarkable combination. "Politics mnke strange bedfellows" is an old and true saying, and to an outsider, as tho Hkiui.o is, the spectacle of John Logan and Alexander Stephens, Don Cameron and General Gordon, W. P. Kellogg and General Gibson lying down amicably together is certainly amusing. If the Northern stalwartn continue to demaud General Grunt thoy must either regard him as the only man fit to head their anti-Southern crusado, or they must confess that all tho hullabuloo they havo made lor the lust yoar and a half was mere sound and fury, signifying nothingbut thoir determination to retain power by grossly and unpatriotically misrepresenting the South and setting tho sections by tho ears. The public, which has taken but a languid and porfunctory intorest in politics for a year or two, will bo curious to see which horn of this dilemma tho stalwart loaders find tho easiest to sit down on. We are not surprised at the Southern democratic rally for General Grant. The Southern men remember that General Grant saw in the last months of his Presidency that he had been misled about the Southern spirit. Thoy heard lrom his lips in those days expressions of disgust and contempt for the carpet-baggers who had deceived him. They believe that he would not repent the errors of years gone by in regard to the South, and they believe that they con deal with him, and that thoy made a blunder by opposing him before. Dnt aw than this, they believe that General Gr*ut would join them in those great and oaszlj schemes of internal improvement for which many of them are hungering; that he would favor subsidies for Southern commerce and Southern railroads, and large appropr.otions for Southern internal im x?y\wutnnhfn TKnr altiG (Vini General Grant'* foreign policy vu always an adventurous one, looking toward Cuba and Mexico, and controlled by that feeling or sentiment which speaks of our "manifest destiny" to gobble up all the ' ouflying territory?a sentiment which is stronger in the South than anywhere else. They believe that with General Grant oleotod by their voles, moved to gratitude by their support, and wielding a predomi: nant influence in the North by reaaon of his military achievements, they could inspire i tin* policy of the nation, foreign and domestic, as they could not hope to If they chose a conservative democrat like bayard or u /Udior of leas influence liko Hancock. It is this spirit of adventure, of costly government enterprises, of wholesale expenditures, under a strong man, which lias i at the bottom of the Southern fever for , flrnuf Tlie ixl van til roils nnrt >>( j^thw South is not avsrss to s "strong miui at IIERALI), Fit ID AT, NOTE! the head of tho govegninent." It prefers ; KUck a man, if only it can hope to enjoy j Lib favor, and it does not moan to j repeat it* former blunder* toward ' Grant. It ??e? in the General the very qualities which it like* boat?he stick* to hi* friends, and these Southern democrats mean : to be his friends; he likes u liberal expenditure, and they are of the same mind with him; he likes an adventurous foreign policy, and they hunger for a new war and for new conquests; they see that he is not bound by obligations to party, that his influence in the North is measurably independent of the politicians, and that, there- j fore, huvinglike ideas with themselves he is their man, above any other of either ; party. We shall watch with curiosity this open- ! ing fight of the Northorn stalwarts and the j Southern Bourbons for the body of General | Grant. But wo suspect the stalwarts will be beaten in the end. Trouble In Ireland. Apparently the British government is of opinion that the time has come tor it to take part in the Irish agitations ; and it takes hold with a show of vigorous intentions. Garrisons are to bo increased at several important points in Ireland, it is stated, and simultaneously with thin announcement arrests nro in ado of several persons on the churgo of having used in public "language calculated to incite a breach of the poaco." Bail is refused for the persons under arrest and their examination is conducted ia secret?rigorous measures scarcely in keeping with tlm comparative insignificance of the alleged cause of arrest ; for to say of any given language that it inny possibly excite a breach of the peaoe in Ireland is not necessarily to condemn it us oriininal or even as unduly violent. Government perhaps scarcely hopes to get over the present. Irish difficulty in this way. It cannot logically indulge in such a hope, whether it regards the trouble as ' a genuine utterance of widespread discontent or whether it regards it as a merely 1 worked up agitation. If it is un artificial oxcilewent, cultivated by professional agi- . tators, a few arrests and a little martyrdom will help on tho game ; and to put two or three in prison "for Irish liberty" will in fact cull forth fifty candidates for a similar distinction. On tho other hand, if the land troubles?the political discontents? tho terrible oppression of the hard times? the despair ot all those parts of the nation whish should bo its vital elements?are the forces that huvo really made themselves felt in this agitutioi^ no number of arrests will have any appreciable effect upon it. Indeed, if the outrage in county Sligo, reported in our special cable despatch, have, as there is every reason to believe it has, other than a local significance, resistance is already taking a practical form. It may be that the police have intelligence ol ' schemes on foot "for action"?for attempts to organizo and prepare the much mooted resistance to the collection of ronts?and that they have arrested the persons named for complicity in such attemnts. uuttiucr the allecredaharoo forward as a were pretext. Tim anuotiuced intention to reinforce the Irish garrisons implies that tbo government imagines it has something more tangiblo to deal with than the exoited rhetoric of a few public spoakers. It may be, however, that Her Majesty's Ministers merely want to show the Baltan of Turkey how easily they can deal with a discontented province. Only the othor day they threatened active moas- 1 uros against the Sultan because he did not rapidly and effectively carry out all bis good intentions in Asia Minor ; and it is said that the Sultan's representative then 1 said that his Sovereign oould do at least as well in Asia Minor as Her Majesty's govern, ment could do in Ireland. Perhaps, there* fore, the present motive is only to sot a beautiful example. Wu It th? JeannottoV Correspondence from San Francisco pub* lished in another column gives us some further details as to tho observations of the Arctic steamer Jeannette, made by the cap. tains of some ships of the whaling tleot, in September. Doubts, it appears, wero expressed as to whether the steamer sighted September 2 and 3 from the Sea lireeze and the Northern Light was really the Jeannette, though what other steamer it was possibly thought it might be we are unable to conjecture. Steainors are not so plonti* ful in the polar seas as in many other seas. It is known where tho Vega was at that tiuic, and we are not aware of the Arctic voyage of any other vessel than the Jean* netto that could have been where the ship socn was on those days. Hut a clear* headed aud calm-eyed old whaler has ex* pressed, upon full examination of a photo* graph of the Jeannette, his confident opinion that sho was tho vessel seen, aud wo have no doubt what over that he is right. Tk* Character of Oeneral Thomas. Both at the unveiling of tho noble etatne of Genoral George 11. Thoimi* in Washington and afterward at the eveniug meeting on tho Whito House grounds all the orators ouiittod to nllado to the most characteristic incident of his grand career?an incident vhich illustrates at onco his bravery, his simplicity, his tenderness, his patriotism and his single-heartedness. In the winter of 18(>5, hoaring that cortain wealthy citizens of Lonisvillo and Cincinnati, who knew that his private mesne were very moderate in extent, were about to raiso a lurgo sum of money for a gift to him in token of their gratitude lor his military servicos, he immediately wrote the following short letter from his headquaftors in Mississippi to the author of the testimonial:? "Wliilo I am duly and profoundly sensible of the high compliment thus proposed to be paid me, I would greatly prefer, and if not premature suggest, that any eum which may be raised for that purpose may be devoted to The founding of a iuud for the relief of disabled soldiers and of the indigent widows and orphans of officers and aoldiers who have lost their lives during this war. 1 am amply rewarded when assured that my humble services have mot with the approbation of the government and the people." NfBER 21, 1879-\V1TII SI Mr. Froude's Lalwt N?n?atluii. We gave apace yesterday to copious extracts froiu uii article by Mr. James Anthony Froude, the noted historian, on "Itomanisin and the Irish Mace in the United States." Mr. Fronde's article is highly sensational, as no doubt it was intended to Le, but we believe it will make but a slight impression on the American mind. Our people have an abiding faith in the salutary influence of perfect religions freedom. Mr. Froude tells us that the number of Catholics in this country has doubled within the last twenty years. But, inasmuch as our whole population has increased in nearly the same proportion, we do not see how the Catholics arc likely to gain control of the government. Ho tells us that they ore already six millions, and that they continue to grow. But our whole populaiiou is already near fifty millions, and it, too, continues to expand with astonishing rapidity. So long as our government is controlled by universal suffrage it is not very clear how tho voting part of the six millions of Catholics is going to get tlie upper hand of the voting part of forty millions of Protestants. If tho Catholics should put forth claims inconsistent with our free institutions the united resistance of the Protestants would be a perfect safeguard. The shrieks of a few alarmists are ridiculous, so long as every American citizen has a ballot and the outnumbering Protestants are in a majority of seven to one. A historian like Mr. Froude should take a larger survey of human affairs than to give in to tho ridiculous delusion that the Church of Rome can, in this age, control the politics of countries where its faith is professed. What has Mr. Froude been dreaming while the great evonts of the last twenty years have beon in progress? Is he blind to what has taken place in Italy? The population of Italy is almost entirely Catholic. That country lies under the shadow of the Papacy; there, if anywhere, the Pope should be able to control political movements. Rut, in spite of the most energetic fulminutions of the Vatican, we have seen a government established in Catholic Italy not only in defiance of its wishes but in subversion of its ancient rights. If the Pope is impotent to control the Catholics of his own country, against a government which has Rtripped him of his temporal dominions, what kucccbb could he expect if he should be so visionary rva to undertake to control the politics of a country like the United States? Among all the publio questions which have boen discussed in this country there is but one in which the Catholic Church has an interest separate from tho general interest of tho whole people. That is the question of schools, in which the Catholic clorgy are not followed by a majority of tho Catholio laity. Cathojic citizens will continue to exercise the liberty of sending their children to the publio schools so long as the free education there given is of a better quality than that supplied by sectarian schools. There is ,a growing disposition in the Catholio clergy of this country to resist the tyrauny of their bishops, and of the laity to assert their independence of the clergy, at least in matters of education. This is a nocessafy effect of the atmosphere of freodom in which all Americans live. Hanging Discussed by- Scientists. We present an instalment of very respectable testimony tb-day that aversion to the present legal mode of capital punishment is not a mere matter of sentiment. Mr. Henry Bergh is woll known to be a Btern disciplinarian in regard to the human family. Professors Draper and Dulling are cool headed scientific experts of the highest distinction. They ooncnr in pronouncing hanging a clumsy and disgusting way of inflicting death, for which civilization demands a speedy substitute. All these witnesses aro above tho suspicion of being moved in' thoir opinion by undue tenderness for the criminal. The variety of expedients which they suggost for accomplishing the purpose effected by hanging is very interesting, and we trust that the discussion now initiated will load to a practical rosult. Viciuiiaaci 01 wan Ruen, We know no reason why the transactions of the Stock Exchange should not bo regarded aa a legitimate part of tlio general business of the country. Considered as a mere organization the Stock Exchange is of the same nature as the Cotton Exchange or the Produce Exchange?a convenience for facilitating business by bringing buyers and sellers into easy contact with ono Another. It acts as a barometer of changing values by enabling the community to seo the upward or downward tcndoncy of prices earlier than would be possible if the machinery of transactions were not so well organized. If prices aro expected to go up everybody has notice and can tako a hand in ; if expected to go down overybody receives early warning that he should try to stand from under. lint this advautngc is attended with a groat incidental evil, owing to tho tendency of habitual operators to exaggerate every upward and every downward tendency. Tho professional speculators thrive upon changes, and it,is indifferent to them in which dircotion prices vary if they can forcsco and take advantage of It. The vie* tims are simple people who do not under* stand the arts by whiolr stock bubbles aro hlnwfl tltl In liiu lininf. n.1 tvlilnli iKnv ova certain to collapae. Tho old Rtngera shrewdly Roll ont boforo thin point 1r replied and uro then willing to promote a general fltam4>ud(> in order that tboy may buy again nt tho lowoflt point of an cxcchnive reaction, lint with all thoir experienoo and dexterity they Rometimea got badly caught, and If ovou they cannot aU way* eRcapo what chanoe have unwary outlido adventurera? It ia pitiable to ooaaidor the Iorrur ?uffored by Rmall dabblers in Htocka during tbetumblo of the laat two daya. Much peoplo genorully operate by what are oalled "marglna." A widow, for example, In father pinohed oirouiuatanoca, who hap J PPLEMENT. j pons to own two thousand dollars in government four per cents, is tempted to sell them and make u email venture in stocks. Seeing thut Erie ia rising she ordera a broker to buy for her a? largo an [ amount of Erie a* he will conaent to carry for her on the deposited margin, i j Suppose she purchased twenty thousand ' | dollars of that stock at the time i j in this month when it was highest, , on a ten per cent margin, ahe would have found yesterday that she had aunk her 1 whole investment, since the deoline of Erie I from the highest figures of the present month ia 9 3-4, or within a slight fraction of the ten per cent of her deposited margin. It will do for wealthy operators to run such risks, for if they are not sharp enongh to unload in season they can stand the loss; but it is absurd lor people of slender means to risk their money in such ventures ? V(twit-In larne may venture more, liut tittle Uoati muit k -op near ihora. - Til# Nla|(ara National Parts. Tito unanimous vote of the Commissioners of the State Survey yesterday, advising the Legislature to establish a public park ut Niagara Falls, takes the project out of the domain of fanciful schemes and presents it to the people of the Slute in a precise form. Tho character of this Board of Commissioners, of which ex-Governor Seymour is president, gives conclusive assurance that in coming to their decision no consideration had influence save a high regard for the honor of New York. There can be no suspicion of a job in a plan unanimously ratified by such a Board. On the oontrary, it is evidently designed to rescue Niagara from the hands of jobbers and speculators and preserve it in saored public truBt for mankind. It will bo a reproach to our State forever if it neglects to fulfil this duty. The full report of the Board, to bo founded on this preliminary vote, will be presented to tbe Legislature early in January, and we await it with great interest. Another Test of the Police. Tbe corpse washed upon tbe rocks off the Battery yesterday raises a test of the detec tive efficiency of our police foroe akin to that whish was afforded by the Hull case. We hopo that its solution will not be so mortifying to their self-sufficiency. There Beeins to be a discord of opinion*whether tho condition of the body points to the theory of murder rather than that of suicide. But a man so dressed, and showing such signs of bolonging to a class of society superior to tramps, must have had associates who are within reach of the arm of the police, for the body hud not been afloat a long time, and whether the case is one of murder or of Buicide it is the duty of the police to find them. We observe that a deputy coroner makes the assertion that there are "numbers of cases" of suioide by drowning on record in which men havo blindfolded their eyes and tied their hands behind their backs before jumping into the water. This is a very remarkable assertion, and we decline to give it credit. PERSONAL INTELLIGENCE. Don Cameron is working for Blaino or?Grant. Uonator llarnum, of Connecticut, U in Chicago. Mr. Manton Marblo and wife have arrived from Europe. Bawronoe Barrett and wife, Chicago. Max Moretzok, Chicago. Dlckehs used to carry Yatea up to Gadahiil is an lriah Jaunting car. Mr. John W. Forney, of Philadelphia, Is at the Fifth Avenue Hotel. Parnell was burned in effigy in sovoral English towns on Guy Fawkes Day. Bismarck is said to havo been very much depressed siuce the death of Uerr von BUlow. Mr. Yang Wing, of the Chinese Logstion at Waabiugtou, ia at the Park Avenua Hotel. General Sir Patrick McDougall will leave Halifax, N. H., in the mail steamer next Tuesday for England. Diplomatists In Vienna and Berlin hopo that V/IIUUI l*UUy?WWH WTUUkUMiJ DUtWVUU A ? iUV/O Oortauhakoff. Coiouel John Hay, recently Appointed AaxlaUnt Secretary of Bute, le expected to report for duly at the depertinent to-day. The French law courU have reopened, and the hiatorlc Lit <U Juttice la being held. Why eo called? "Parctqut la Juitice dort." Ex-Ooveruor II. P. Baldwin, aucceaaor to the laU Senator Chandler, of Michigan, la at the Fifth Avenue Hotel, on bla way to Waahlngton. General Todleben haa 1uat had the title of graf (or eonnt) conforrod upon him In commeinoraUou of the aoventy-flrat anniveraary of the ilrst bombardment of Bebuatopol. The ruuior that the I'rlnceaa Louiae waa liitoroatlng heraelf In the organization of a colonization company la authoritatively denied. The Martjuia of Lorno la aald to feel much anuoyed over its publication. The Kraprnaa of Auatrla haa a largo riding anhool attached to her caatlo, at Oodiilli), wherein ahe lovoa to watch the training of vlcloua horaoe. There, too, the Empreaa recuivea her gucaU from the neighborhood. Thrf Burmoae have becomo auch Inveterate gamblera hIuou King Theebau haa introduced the lottery _ that they are now aelling their daughtera for $3 SO a piece, In order to get money wherewith to purchaee llcketa. On Ail Maiuta' Day, "le Jour doe Morte," a French widower called on a floriat to buy a wreath for hla wite'a tomb, lie waa offered a garland, with tbo luacriptlon "J'atleniU mm epoux." "y? /era puiitir A vulre dtfunU." aald the floriat. Kaiaer Wilhelm dona not ehare the mlatrnat entortaluod by Princo Biamarck toward Buaaia. lie tunacioualy ciiuga to the memoriae of hie youth, i which ?u(|ui nun m inoi ou lue uih as ult iruoit friend or hi* country and family. Earl Gro*venor, the eldoiit aon of the Dukn of West, minster, wae to atari from Hon Francisco yesterday, for the Yoacmlte Valley, accompanied by William llradford, tho American artlat, who le to fill an order for a picture of the valley from eorae point of the Karl'a (election, lluutora aro to moot tho Earl en route for a tew daya' cliaae of deor and grir.slioa. Tho Frantyhrt Journal aaya that tho betrothal of the Grand Duke of llvaao to a daughter of the late ex-Kiiig of Hauovor haa boon "nettled In principle. If not formally agreed upon." The late King loft two daughter*?Princess Frederic* and Prinpeas Mary, but the telogram doe* not any which of thee* prtnceaao* la to be the future Grand Dnchoe*. Loudon Truth:?"And how haa Mr. llright acquired 1 hla command of nervoua English? By almoat learning by heart tho worka of tho pureat Engllah writer*. 1 remember aoino one ouoe saying in hie presence that It would be difficult to And a man who had read through Milton'* 'l'aradiae Itagalnad.' 'I havo road It mauy time*,' he aakd, and then he proceeded to cite several magnificent paaaagee from it." Hallowe'en waa kopt at Balmoral with the usual pictureaqua ceremonlea, gueen Victoria and the I'rinceaa Beatrice watching the proceeding*. The [ crvaut* and tenant*, carrying torch**, formed two | procession* to tho lawu, where they wore joined by baud of mnalc, and a large banflre w?i iiidhu uj Prlncce* Beatrice. A witch bunt aud mack trial fol- I lowed, and th? witch w?a eubaequeutljr burned la effigy, the Queen'a health being drank and the national anthem sung at the eleee. I OBITUARY. MB. JOHX 8. THUASIIEB. Ttaa many frieuil* of Mr. John 8. TUraaher will ba pained to read this announcement of bit sudden Heath from apoplexy in <>aivu#tou. Texua. Ho was a journalist of the old school, and widely known bjr the members of the profession tiiroughout the country. Born in Portland. Me., iu 1817, ho reooived s fair education and at an early ago removed to Havana, Cuba. Here he acquired a knowledge of the Spanish language and commenced to devote himself to Journalism. In 18l'j he purchased the Daro Industrial, a daily paper of Havana, which he published nutll its suppression in 1B51 by Genearl Concha. On the 1st of September of that year General Lopes was executed for his invasion of Cuba and shortly there after Colonel Thrasher was likewise arrested and sentenced to ten years' Imprisonment with hard labor. lie was subsequently released through the Intercession of Mr. Harrington, our then United States Minister at Madrid. In ik52 Mr. Thrasher visited Kitrope and on his return founded a pHper In New Orleans called the Ji-ucon of Cuba. In 1853, 1861 and 1866 he was a member of that fatuous organization which had for its object the capture of Cuba, composed of General John A. Quitiuau, Captain 1'. T. Beauregard, Captain George B. McClellan. Captain Ouatavus W. Smith, J. K. liuucan, Malinheld Lovull and the (Julian Juuta. The plans of the expeditionist* being thwarted by the United Stales government. Colonel Thrasher caino to New York and joined the ell to rial staff of the N lew Youk Hkiulc. Subsequently he visited Mexico and Mouth America as * representative of the paper, and wrote a series of si tides from those countries which attracted much attention. It will be seen that during this entira period his preailoctioiis were strongly lu favor ot the Cuban cause. In I860 he conducted the Novioioso dt Aeuca York, an organ of the Spanish-American republics. On the breaking out of tbo civil war he cast his fortunes with the South, having previously married an accomplished lady of Georgia and tho widow of one of the founders of the city of Galveston, Mrs. Menard. From this time onward Colonel Thrasher was largely identified with the growth or that elty, and spout ranch of his time in perfecting tbo local improvements that he had suggested. At one time during tho war ho acted as the agent of the Southern Associated Press, and was present In this capacity durin </ thn kinoA nf iilunth kftdsr tlm war hn finml nnlfifi Im IllvMlracion Americana, of Frank Leslie, In Mew York. For two years, however, he wu in poor health, owing to an attack of Incipient paralyaia, which shattered his constitution and compelled him . to desist from active journalistic duties. Colonel Thrasher was an exceedingly popular man In all the relations of life, truthtul and conscientious, a gonial companion, a ready writer and conversation* alist, and one whose varied experiences made him an admirable raconteur. JAMCS SHY. James Shy, the veteran Kentucky tnrfman. and the oldest one In America, died at Lexington, Ky.( on Wednesday last, aged ninety-tour years. Mr. Shy had been identified with the turf of America for over sixty years, having owned and run horses as long as any person connected with the turf of the South and West cap well remember. Mr. Shy was one of the most widely known men in his profession and was considered a man of no ordinary ability as a trainer and judge of race horses, and he ran them in his native State and down the Mississippi; in Tounosseo, Louisiana, Alabama and other Southern States. He was alsca fond of cockfigbtlng and rearing game birds. Among other good race horses that Mr. Shy owned and ran wero Lady Jackson, Theatre, by Mlcklejobn; Ashland, by Mcdoo; Laura Bruce, by Stur Davis; Moorhead, by Modoc; Occidout, by Bertrand; Nancy Shaw, by Sumptur; Lucinda llreckenridge and John Crittenden. Sinco lH'Jtl, the date of the organization of the Kentucky Association, until quite recently Mr. Shy had lived constantly in a comfortable house In the field of that race course, except when during the racing seasons he made raids to Mew Orleans ana Mobile. During the last tew years of his life Mr. Shy was blind and dependent upon tho generosity of the Lexington turtmen, Mr. 11. F. McOratb, Dr. L. llerr and others seeing to it that be should not suffer in his old dmys. Mr. Shy's hope was to live until he was a hundred years, and from his fine physical organization and good general health it was supposed ho would reach what he hoped for. Mr. M. 11. Sanford ou one of his visits to Lexington afforded the old man much pleasure by proposing to give a stake to be run for over tbe Lex ingtou course, to bo uamed the Shy Stake, when the old man mould reach his hundredth year, and thla firoject would havu been carried out had the old man ivod. Mr. Shy wax a stone mason by trade, which be followed in his early life, and until bo took up his abode on tbo grounds of the Kentucky Association at Lexington. BARON JdSKF LABSEB VON ZOLLHEIM, AUSTRIAN STATESMAN. A cable depatcb from Vienna announces the death in that city yesterday of liaron Lasser von Zollbeim, well known as'a leader of tbo liberal party in Austria, and formerly Minister of the Interior, liaron Lasser belonged to an ancient noblo family of Halxburg, and was born at Werfen, September SO, 1815. Ho studied law at the University of Vienna, where be took the degree of doctor, cntored the pub-* lie service as kmumor procurator, entered tho Ministry of Finance in 1840, and was elected to the Uelcbsrath in 1848. He was for ten years Ministerial councillor in the Ministry of the Iuterior, been mo in 18M) chiof of section, and was transferred in i860 to the Ministry of Justice as Privy Councillor. In this capacity be served the Uolucbowski and Hchmerllug ministries until the tall of the latter, in July, 1806, and was appoiutod Governor of the Tyrol in 1808. At the formation of tho Auorsperg Cabinet, in November, 1871, be was made Minister of the Intorior, and rendered important service to the liberal party by inducing the laud owners to join tbo members of the Left on tho chief quoatlous at issue. He was repeatedly vice president of tin lteicharalh and enjoyed a high reputation for admlulstrative capacity. CHARLES S. COXE. Mr. Charles 8. Coxe, whoso death in his eightyninth year ocourred yesterday at Drifton, Luzerne county, Pa., was a son of Tench Coxe, Purveyor of Public Supplies under Presidents Jefferson and Madison, and during his long life had stood high in the estimation of public mun. He was the oldest member of the Philadelphia liar, having been admitted to practico in 181*1, after Simulating at the Ulilroralty of Pennsylvania. Ir. Coxe advanced rapidly in Ids profession and at length became a Judge of the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas, llo Inherited from Ills fstbor and other member* of his iswily vast tracts of rich coal land, and his wealth wss estimated among the mlllloua. lie inarru-d Mlas liriutoii, an auut of Oonersl George 11. MoClellan, and has left two daughters and four sons. J. L. WATERMAN. Commissioner J.L. Waterman, of the United State* Circuit Court for tho Eastern District of Vlrgiuia, died at Petersburg, Vs., yesterday afternoon of pneumonia. Uo was appointed Commissioner by Judge Pond, of the United States Court, six years ago. Bo was a native of Huston, Mass., and served with distinction in the fedoral army during the late war. JOHN CAUntKLL. John Campbell, ex-Senator and Member of the Arkansas Constitutional Convoutlou, died at bis residence In Searcy couuty, Ark., on the 19th Inst. CONNECTICUT HEBREWS. [Br TELEGRAPH TO THE HERALD. 1 IlABTrouD, Nov. 30, 1879. The Chief of Police of Hartford has notified several merchants of the liubrew faith who have been in tbe habit of keeping open their stores on both Saturday and Sunday that hereafter they must close either on their own or the Christian Satihath. Tho Connect!out statutes prohibit sll business transactions on (lie Christian Sabbath, but In the larger cities they have not beeu obeyed by rigar dealers generally nor by llebrews lu that or other kiuila of business. Tho new ordor wss prompted by complaints that tho few of tho Hebrew merchants who did net observe their own Habbulb had, by doing bntdne** n?von day* In tho week, an unfair advantage ov<>r other merchant*. However, tho majority of tho Hebrew dealer* uniformly clone from Friday evening to Hnturday evening. If tho now order le enforced It In rumored that thone ((tooted by II will Inniat on the cloning of cigar and otbor atoreg now kept open on Sunday by general consult ami for the publie convenience. TUB Sl'KINGS NOT SOLD. [BT TB1.KORAPII T > Til K HERAT,!).] White Sui.phuh Sprinoii, W. Va., Nov. 20, Judge Jackaon, ef the United 8tatoe District Court at Cliarlcaton, ban refused to aonflrm the bid of $31X1,000 uiado by Mr. Alexander Miitthewn. of Lewleburg, for the Wliltrf Sulphur Sprltiga property laat August. The leane of the Spring* wan continued to George f<. Peyton A Oo. for another yoar and the property will be again offered at public nale next uuiuier, to be etarted at Mr. Maithuwa' bid. MANITOBA GOVERNMENT. Wihnipka, Not. 20, 1(79. The Hon. 8. C. Hrlggs, Mlnlater of Publlo Work*, reiigued yesterday. The government of Manitoba has boon reconstructed as follows:? Hon. John Norquay, Premier and Provincial Treasurer; Seuator Qirard, Provincial Secretary; Hon. D. M. Walker, Attorney (lAiicral: Hon. John l av lor. Minister ol Airrm.iiltmn. and U. V. Brown, Minister of l'ulilla Work*. l'bis ruorg?niE?tioii includes ouu representative ot the French speaking population, In the person ot heuatof unrard, whan than wm previously none.