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AMUSEMENTS.
IToolcy’ft Theatre.
Randolph xlreot, between Clark and La* Sulla.
Engagement of llooloy't Comedy Company. •” Birds
of a Feather.”
Oritml Opem-llonae.
Clark gtreet, oppotli now CourMlouie? Engage
ment of tho Union-Square Theatre Company. ” Fe
licia, or Woman'* Love.”
McTlekcr’e Theatre.
Madtion street. between State and Dearborn.
Engagement of Mr. One Williams. ” Wanted, a Car
penter.”
Olympic Theatre*
Clark direct, between J.nko itirt Randolph. Engage
ment of Uufßtlo mil. “ThtyPralro Waif.”
SUNDAY. SEPTEMBER 4, 1881.
Tub utmost seprecy is preserved In Wash
ington regarding the time set for the Presi
dent’s removal to Long Brandi, If Indeed
the date of ids removal has been dctlnltly
determined. There is, however, good reason
to believe that the stop will bo taken very
soon—probably today, or at the latest tomor
row. The physicians have with great re
luctance consented to order the transfer of
tho patient, but Mrs. Garfield has strenu
ously Insisted, and It has been ordered.
There should' bo no time lost Every
day.,of> the sufferer's stay In Washington
aditf'totho danger that that most dreaded of
eoniplicntiuus, malaria, may soke
Ordinarily it would bo deemed
ont’of the Question to movo a patlbnt In the
President’s condition, but It has come to bo
generally conceded that the journey Is tho
one bare chance of saving his life, and that
ho will sorely die If ho remains In Wash
ington. Yesterday morning the fact be
came known that during tho previous
night there had been a recurrence
of gustrlo trouble. The President’s
favorit nourishment Is milk porridge, and,
while he relishes this more than any other
food, It docs not agree with him. Nausea
and vomiting occurred two or throe times
during the night, and the pulse went up to
110, and tho temperature to 09 in conse
quence. There was no return of .tho vomit
ing during tho day, and the surgeons and
White House attendants manifested no es
pecial uneasiness at the temporary disturb
ance. .
Prop. George B. Wr.ua.ms, whoso con
nection with Michigan University dates back
to 1849, died at Ann Arbor yesterday In his
70th year, ■
Mrs. Oark, wife of the gallant General
who perished with his command in the
Apache massacre, was doubly bereaved.
Her only son, who had Just returned from
school at the East, was with his father, and
was killed.
Tire sermons which wo print in full this
morning nro those of the Rev. Dr. Thomas,
at the People’s Church, who preached on the
practical and the theoretical In religion; and
of Prof. Swing, who, upon his return from
his summer vacation, chose for his theme
“Sympathy.” Both preachers wore greeted
by very largo congregations.
Ax Investigation by tbo Mexican Depart
ment of Public Works into the recent awful
disaster on the Moroloo Railroad resulted In
flndlng tho railroad company, Its Chief En
glncer, and tiro Government Engineer re
sponsible. Tho company Is to be proceeded
against civilly, and the two engineers will
bo called upon to defend themselves In a
criminal action,
A tenement building In Omaha was
burned yesterday, the loss being 810,000, It
was thought tho lire was sutby a woman who
had a grudge against tho owner of the
property, and she was arrested. After this
lire had partially subsided tho strong wind
fanned tho embers Into flame again, and
three flno dwellings with contents, valued at
87,500, wore soon totally destroyed.
Tiir Governors of Illinois, Ohio, Wiscon
sin,, and Indiana Imvo coincided with tho
suggestion of Gov. Hoyt, of Pennsylvania,
and havo Issued proclamations naming to
morrow, between tho hours of 10 a. in. and
noon, ns the tmiu for the people of their re
spective States to Join In prayer for tho
President’s recovery. Gov. Farnham, of
Vermont, names the same hours on Thurs
day of this week for that purpose.
Tub active corporation of Mexico will
bo secured In tho attempt to put down tho
Apacin uprising, os the hostllcs are ns
dangerous In Mexico ns In the States, and If
they make their escape across the border will
leave massacre and desolation In their train.
.Early in the week a bond of Apaches kilted
two Americans and three Mexicans at Engle
Springs, 100 miles southeast of El I‘aso, and
then fled over the mountains Into Mexico.
The fair-trade agitation In England Is a
useful diversion for tho Conservatives while
It is in Its preliminary stages, but It will give
them trouble as soon as a dofiutt program
Is announced. They cannot seriously Intend
to include both manufactured and food
products in anew turllT; and they cannot
**protect” one without losing the support of
the class interested In the other. It will bo
observed that the Conservative leaders thus
far have dealt only In glittering generalities.
Their leal work win begin when they have
to reduce their promises to set terms ot
tpeech. Noreau this process of definition
be much longer postponed. The condition of
parties In England Is such that It will be Im
possible for either to make a canvass without
a policydistlnctly outlined beforehand. Tho
Birmingham School, as was announced in
the dispatches yesterday, has a reform In
reserve which may easily topple over the
Fair-Trade party If Us operations are carried
too far. English Inml-reform, tlio abolition
of primogeniture amt (ho enforced reduction
of rents would bring more relief to tha agri
cultural classes than any amendments of tho
tariff. Indeed, the latter would be offered as
bribes to the artisans rather than the fanner:
It would be a curious outcome of fierce com
petition for rotes in England if tho Conserva
tives should make Inroads into tho Radical
constituencies of tho tnaiiufaclurbig towns
while tho Liberals should make good their
losses by picking up Conservative boroughs
and counties in the rural districts) whiuh
have long been tho strongholds of Tory
power.
8 l.rtO
n.o«
so.oo
Senator Edmunds, we are pleased to ob
serve, l.s licnrtlly iu favor of tlio ’Pen Coin
nmmlmcnls ami tho Sermon on tho ISfoimt.
He also proposes to secnrecivli rights, purity
in Congressional elections, ami clvll-scrvlco
reform, to abolish the legal-tender quality of
tho greenbacks, and to readjust the revenue
laws ,4 upon the basis of producing tho great
est revenue with the least and nearest equal
burden to (bo people.” Far more Important
than tho platform which tho Senator sends
out from tho wild woods in this heated term
Is tho announcement that ho lias recovered
h!s health and will bo ready to dogood serv
ice In tho Senate next winter. Mr. Edmunds
himself is one of the most excellent plat
forms and campaign documents tlielicpublic
an party lias ever Issued.
The value of electrical inventions tins re
ceived n fresh Illustration tn the case of the
schooner Vermilion, which was wrecked in
Lnku Erie In 18411. Tho vessel was loaded
with copper ingots of tho value of SfiO.WW,
but her precise location far down In deep
water was for thirty-four years a mystery.
It remained for electricity (o solve tho
mystery. With a newly-invented electric
Indicator on board a cruising schooner evi
dences of the proximity of submerged metal
were at last obtained, and last Saturday
divers were sent down to search. They
landed plump on tho deck of tho sunken
vessel, and reappeared at the surface bearing
one of tho copper Ingots. Tho entire recov
ery of the valuable cargo in undamaged con
dition Is now a question of a few days only,
The report of tbo British Postmaster-
Gcnornl shows nil increase of 14.8 per cent in
tho number of registered Ipttcrs for tho
postal year ended March 81, and a decrease
of 2.3 percent in number and 2.7 per cent in
amount of money-orders for tho salno period.
The monoy-oider system has not como up to
public expectation either in this country or
Groat Britain. It is a clumsy contrivance.
There aro too many forms to bo observed;
tho delay In getting the order or the “ad
vice” Is often considerable, and tho loss of
time in proportion. The utility of tho
money-order Is much diminished in this
country by permitting tbo clerks in largo
cities to keep bank hours. Laboring men
and women who have to go to the cilice in
person to got orders cashed or written lose
part of their valuable time merely to save
the postal clerks from inconvenience. The
money-order system is in a 'measure a fail
ure. It will eventually be superseded by tho
introduction of negotiable postal checks and
an extension ot the registry system, which is
now almost an absolute protection against
loss, and is moro expeditious mid economical
and simpler than tho money-order.
However comforting tho parallel between
Lieut. Flipper and Cnpt. llowgato may bo to
tho friends of the negro race, wo fear It Is
not quite fair. Lieut. Flipper, unfortunately,
was the only negro officer In tho tinny, while
Cnpt. Howgato was not the only white offi
cer. Moreover, llowgato was not In the line,
and had no standing among regular officers.
Ho was a Coburg, n pot, a barnacle, a
military and civil hermaphrodite, ncithoronu
tiling nor the other, who had become fast
ened on tho service under Grant mu! was re
tained In it by Hayes. Howgato was In no
sense a roprcsontntlvowhUo olficer. Flipper,
on tho other hand, was notonly u representa
tive of the colored race, but the only ono It
had In tho army. It will not do, of course,
to hold tho roce responsible for him, or to
argue tho moral depravity of all negroes be
cause a person-three-quarters white turned
out n thief, or to declare that tho blacks
have no capacity for education when one of
them has bo amply demonstrated his study
of Caucasian guile. But It will be wise to
admit at once that Flipper’s enso was a sad
ono, and that ho betrayed a cause more im
portant than Ids personal honor when ho
abstracted tho regimental funds.
The Quincy Herald man lias informally
entered a, plea of insanity on Ids own behalf,
and >vlll ho acquitted by nn Indulgent public
of responsibility for Ids actions. Since the
Spanish knight tilted at u windmill there
has not been such another representative of
chivalry In pantaloons us the Quincy gentle
man. lie Ims, in the Inconsequential man
ner of feeble-minded persons, forgotten all
about tho original cause of the quarrel, and
has begun nn attack upon the First National
Bunk of Quincy, the ofllcura of which did
not behove that Gulteau was “Just ns hon
orable ns the man lie shot" Tho bank with
drew its advertisement from tho Herald;
thereupon tho latter denied its solvency and
attempted to incite a run upon it, using
language which is clearly actionable, and
would cost in almost any court of law from
810,000 to $20,000. The Herald irayly Ignores
Us own responsibility In having solicited
and printed tho advertisement of a hanking
concern which it now declares Is Insolvent,
but tho weakness of which It did not pro
claim until Its patronage was withdrawn.
Tho bank will not want for funds so long us
this kind of warfare Is waged upon it
From present Indications tho Herald will bo
suulTcd out first.
Tub fiscal year of the United States Treas
ury ended on the SOlhof Juno, and Ujo ac
counts of tho Government's receipts amt ex
penditures for that year havo all been Re
ceipted and balanced. Tlio year has been a
most prosperous one, the receipts of revenue
from cadi source, and of course In the ag
gregate, being much greater in 1881 than for
the prosperous year 1880. while the. expendi
tures were, on the whole, much smaller.
The revenue expenditures for 1881 and 1880
thus compare:
NET HBVBXUE.
PWf. IBfUK
Customs flftufcSMMl
Internal rovoimo ; hiwuuwft m.oewiTl
Direct tax 1.M7 lit
gales of publlo lands.,. S.eoi.ftci 1.0111.000
Miscellaneous t!A,lM,srd 81,Whom
Totals fbW.IKi.JOU *«J,(W3,610
HEX OUUINAUV BXI-BNUITUUKS.
JbSt. tsso.
Civil and miscellaneous $ 01,416,33 | W,TUW3O
Premium on purchase
of Unud5..^........... Ji.0fi1.217 B,7M,ltjq
War Department. 40,iud,40U Ud,liu,t)lii
Navy Department. 15.060,07* lajWMM
InUlims MM.IOI ft.ms.U7
I’cnsloni GP.OAM7U <UU77,m
Interval on publlodebt. 02,600,741 05.757,57 ft
Totals *350,712,887 jaJ7.0W.057
Tho receipts from customs Increased 811,'
COT, (ltd, and from internal revouuoSU,'3sl,oll.
The total Increase was £37,*£>5,(181, The ex
penditures were nearly 97,000,000 less than in
1880, though In nearly nil the regular Items
the expenditures were greater. Though wo
have literally no navy, the expenditures for
that service were over $2,000,000 greater than
lu 1880. The cost of interest on the public
debt decreased 918,000,000. The surplus rov
euue-~Uiat is, the revenue over expenditures—
VUE CHICAGO TRIBUNE: M
wasSino.omvioi, This was never exceeded
except In 1807, when it was BUBl 1 O0n;u\ ami
hi 1870, when It was 8101,001,010, the sur
plus 111 1880 was Bft\Bisi t 7ai l and In 1870 lb
was only 80,870,000.
Tbb APACHE MAS9ACHE.
The Itorrlblo inufilom in tlm liiivii-Hmlsby
llio trcaeliorous Jlniluto nm i tlio nmssncto
of Custer and his troops br Sjttlng-Ilnll’fl
Indians are brought to mind nrfeah by uto
terrible calamity which has overladen gal
•lanlGcn. Carr, Ills oflleers mul cavalrymen,
on Uio Arizona frontier. Tho story Is ah
brief ns tho slaughter, (ten. Carr, at Uio
head of a hundred troopers, left Fort Apache,
under the guidance of Indians supposed to
be friendly, to arrest some " medicine men ”
who were Inciting tho White Mountain In
dians, on Cibicu Creek, about thirty-live
miles from tho fort, to hostilities ttgahultho
whites. Lieut. Cruse, In making tho arrest,
was shot, and this was tho signal for a gen
eral attack upon Carr’s men. in which tho
treacherous red devils, who were supposed
to bo friendly, joined. It was the
work of a few minutes and nil wore
killed. Flushed with their bloody work,
tho Indians thou advanced upon
Fort Apache, which was guarded by
n small infantry force, killing nil tho whiles
they met on route, and it ts reported have
captured (ho fort. It this bo so, not one of
the soldiers will be left of tho two companies
ot Infantry at tho post. To add to ttie hor
rors of the massacre, several ladies, wives of
ofllccrs, are at tho fort, among them Mrs.
Cafr, and If they arc not killed they will he
taken into a captivity worse than death. It
is to be hoped that later nows may tiring tho
more cheerful Intelligence that they have
escaped, and that the reinforcements on the
way hurrying to that locality from all direc
tions may have come near enough to divert
the Indians from their purpose, but at pres
ent it looks ns if the whole command at Fort
Apache had been annihilated.
It Is hard to write of Utose periodical mas
sacres by Indians with much patience, be
cause they are needless. More tlmn this, it
is a wanton, gratuitous sncrlllcoof our bravo
soldiers, and they are likely to continue so
tongas tho Government continues to pursue
its present mistaken policy in dealing with
Indians.* Those White Mountain Apaches
were known to be hostile. They belong to
the same breed ns those under Yictorio and
Nana, who have been plundering and mur
dering iu Now Mexico for years. They were
placed upon a reservation live years ago, but
instead of keeping them under surveillance
they were allowed to return to their old
hunting-grounds, and there they have been,
well armed and equipped, ever since.
How many more massacres of bravo ofll
cers and soldiers must we have before tho
Government will abandon Its stupid and
dangerous policy of allowing Indians to run
at largo? The massacre of Ouster’s com
mand, the escape of those participating In It,
the Immunity from punishment which they
ha\ , frbnJoyed, offered a premium to every
other Indian tribe at largo to repeat tho hor
rible deed. Simple Justice now demands
that the treacherous scouts who turned upon
Gen. Carr shall bo pursued mid exterminated,
and that tho Apache hosttlea shall either bo
killed or placed where they will be Incapa
ble of any further mischief. A terrible ex
ample should bo nmtlo of them, to let other
liostilcs know that tho Government is in
earnest. This, however, will only bo a
trifling compensation for tho loss of oiir sol
diers. It docs not go to tho root of tho
evil, nor will wo ever have pence on
our Western frontier until tho entire pack
of Indians, friendly or unfriendly, are co
railed and placed in tho Indian Territory or
some locality whero they can bo dismounted,
disarmed, and sot to work, and swindling
white Agents and traders who come within
gunshot of them hanged. There never will
bo peace or any security until the manage
ment of tho Indians is taken outof the hands
of the Interior Department and they are
placed In tho charge of tho War Department,
whore they belong. Such a disposition of
them would remove tho Influences which are
constantly driving them out on tho warpath,
free them from tho villainous practices of
traders and Agents, and place them under a
surveillance which would be Directive. The
nrgumontof Gen. Gibbon on tills point, which
wo have already printed, Is worth repeating,
ns lie is probably ns well acquainted with tho
Indians theoretically ami practically ns any
man In tho country. After urging their re
moval to tho charge of tho War Department,
I he says:
Tbo location and surroundings of our Indian
tribes arc so nearly identical with those of our
1 rentier garrisons that tho most imtimil sug
gestion Is, they should ho supplied under essen
tially tbo same system, Ourtmup9.no mutter
buw remote or how Isolated their station, uro
always supplied In n satisfactory manner with
good, wholesome fetal, and It 1s only when uu
expected moves take place or now posts are es
tablished that uny dlllloulty arises, and It is than
only temporary, Tho of supply
and distribution Is so well understood by tho
members of this institution that It Is needless to
dwell upon It uny further than to remark nn tho
perfect system of responsibility enforced,
under this some commissioned oilloor is always
hold to account for every ounce of supplies re
ceived for the use of tbo troops, and troops
never need bo badly-supplied If tho command
ing ollleor attends to his duty; and not ovon
then unless all other olllccrs at tho post neglect
tholra.
As It Is now, almost the entire army has to
bo employed In keeping tho Indians from
committing outrages which grow out of tho
system, or rather want of system, of tho In
terior Department. So long ns the army has
to bo kept constantly employed, owing to the
inefllcluney of the Interior Department and
tho corruptions growing out of it, it would
seem ns if ordinary common sense suggested
that tho whole Job should he let out to the
War Department. It Is to bo hoped that a
swift and terrible example will bo made of
tho Apache Indians, hut It will bo a short
sighted policy If the action of tho Govern
ment docs not go to tho root of tho evil and
eradicate It
THE GOVERNMENT DEBT.
Few persons stop to consider, wo think,
what a wonderful change has been worked
In the condition of the public debt during
the past three or four years. It is not
merely the largo reduction In the principal
of the debt nor the immense saving In the
annual Interest-charge which are remarka
ble, but also the admirable shape to which
tho outstanding securities havo been ad
justed. There are just four kinds of Gov
ernment securities, and those are so ar
ranged in terms as to protect the Govern
ment from any Increase In interest during
tho next twenty-five years, and also to enable.
It to retire bonds at an actual saving in pro
portion to tho surplus revenue It may have.
1. There are the greenbacks, redeemable on
demand, amounting In round numbers to
&UG,000,000. It was but a few years ago that
tbeso notes wore at a discount at homo and
not recognized In any other country. To
day they are at par and received In any com
merclal country In tho world like tho Bank
of England notes. They can be exchanged
for coin nut merely at Use Sub-Treasury in
Now York City, but In any bank or broker’s
office in the world. Together with tho Na
tional-bank notes, which are exchangeable
for the Government notes, they constitute a
model currency, and practically they do not
figure as a part of the Government debt be
cause they draw no Interest and the people
are not willing to surrender them upon, any
terms. '
2. The securities bearing the highest rate
of Interest (except a comparatively small
ONDAY. SEPT!
Amount of umfoncy ns which do hot
mntnro for soul® wears) arc the 4>tf per cent
bonds. Those ftji till Ism, or ten ycilrs, nml
are selling nt a«»nt ll». By tho Accepted
method orcnhhjlatlng Interest they would
yield to (ho (internment a shvlng of about
Hjf per cent if umghtnt tho prevailing rnto
of premium. Tiey amount to S'JoO.ww.COO,
and It is safe to dtlcnlnto that they may all bo
retired on or before tho date of their ma
turity.
u. Tito bohdtf bearing 4 per c6nt Interest
amount to.about $798,000,000, and do not
inalnro ll(t. iw", or nearly twenty-six years
from now. They arc at a premium on Iho
market, so that their actual, value is about
H'Viuulthey yield about sitf percent Inter
est,
4. Tho rest of tho debt, amounting to about
SfiTS,ooo,coo, draws n)s per cent Interest, and
may bo paid’nt any limb or to any rimount
that suits tho convenience of Iho Govern
ment. These fao iho old 5 and 0 per cent
bonds,’which at their maturity
at per cent Interest, nml may bo called tho
“optional bonds.” u 7 ■
Tim surplus revenues p f tjio Government
go on Increasing at a rapid ;tute* nml Secre
tary Wlhdotn will soon bccallcd upon to de
cide what Class of seenrlllcs he shall begin
to retire. Tho “optional bqnrts” can bo
called In nt any time nt par; the Government
will bo obliged to go Into the market nml
buy up tho others at tho current premium.
At first thought It would seem to bo the beet
policy to retire those bonds which can' bo
procured ntpar; but the Now York Evcnhvj
Post suggests a dllferent course, which may
bo of greater advantage to tho Government..
Prom the year 181)1, when tho per cents
mature, till Uio year 1907, when tho 4 per
cents mature* there will ho an Interval of
sixteen years, during Which there will ho no
bonds Uiat can be paid nt tho option oMho
Government, if tho present “optional bonds ”
be retired in the meantime; It Is possible
and by no means Improbable that tho
premium on tho outstanding bonds will
then bo pushed up to nn unreason
able figure If dm Government shall
.mill pursue tho policy of maintaining
the sinking-fund. Tho 4 per cent ami 4>f
per cent bonds can bo purchased now at a
rnto which will save the Government ns
much Interest In the long run ns by retiring
tho ii)4 per cent “optional bonds” nt par.
Por instuiicu, tho bond running twenty-six
years and drawing 4 per cent interest repre
sents nn aggregate expenditure in tho future
of 104 per cent iliterest. After deducting tho
15 per cent premium which (t will he neces
sary to pay for that bona, there will remain
89 per cent interest to bo pahL But If tlieso
4 per cents wore purchased ami thoper
cents allowed to run, say fifteen years, tho
aggregate Interest thereon would amount to
bnly »por cent, which would bo a gain ot
nearly 07 por cent In interest for tho Govern
ment. '
However Secretary Wlmlom may figure
out the purchase of bonds from the surplus
revenue (and he may be safely trusted to do
tho best for the Government), 11 will bo seen
that the arrangement of the debt is about ns
tnvornble ns It would be possible to ihnkc It.
and that Congress can llml no exduse for
meddling with it or disturbing the country
by any financial legislation of any kind dur
ing ninny years to come.
CONSTITUTIONAL "INABILITY.”
Tho wide divergence of opinion as to what
constitutes "inability” of the President, ns
construed by different persons who enjoy
reputations ns constitutional lawyers, only
serves to inclcnsu tho doubt amt confusion
which becloud tho uticstlon. For Instance,
Guv. Palmer says he has no doubt** that tho
duties of tho President have already, under
the Constitution, devolved upon tho Vlco-
Presldoht.” Pci' cantm, Judge Trumbull la
equally posltlvo in asserting that "as long ns
the President's! mental faculties are unim
paired there Is clearly no Inability to perform
tho duties of tho office.” Sir. itobesob, of
Now Jersey, who galucd a National fame ns
a constitutional lawyer during tho debut cv of
the Inst Congress, maintains that tho Vice-
President must determine for himself wlicn
tho duties of the Presidential oltlce dcvolVo
upon him under tho Constitution. On tlic
other hand, Judge Jameson, of this city,
who is the author of a standard work on tho
framing of constitutions, declares that such
a construction would be dangerous in' tho
extreme, and that Congress ought to bo sum
moned at once to pass a law which will meet
tho case.
Out of a moss of conflicting opinions It can
only be concluded that tho emergency ro
qulring tho Vice-President to discharge tho
duties of the Presidential oflicu has not been
sufllclcntly covered by law or precedent If
It had been the practice to call upon tho
Vlco-Prcsldcnt during tho temporary ab
sence of tho President from tho scat of Gov
ernment, or during tho latter’s Illness, and
equally the practice for the President to re
sume his functions upon Ids rclurn or ids re
covery, then it is not unlikely that Vice-
President Arthur would have been Installed
ns Acting President during President Gar
field’s prostration. 'lt Is possible that the
framers of tho Constitution contemplated
Just such a proceeding. It Is true that a sim
ilar practice has prevailed without injury to
the public Interests in tho State Governments.
At tho snmo time, there have been abundant
opportunities to apply it to the National
Government, both In tho case of Illness and
absence, but no Vice-President has over been
requested to assume tho office of President,
nor has any Vice-President over done so of
Idsowu motion. Under these circumstances
tho omission of a precedent for tho Vice-
President to act as President temporarily is
substantially equivalent to a precedent
against such a proceeding.
There Is no doubt that Congress Is compe
tent to deflno “Inability ” by law, since It Is
empowered by the Constitution 11 to mnko all
laws which shall bo necessary and proper for
carrying Into execution the powers vested by
tho Constitution in tho Government of tho
United States, or In any department or offi
cer thereof.” But in tho absence of any
statutory definition of “Inability,” the,word
can only be reasonably construed to mean
mental Incapacity; for It is easy to suppose
a case In which a man who lives In an Invalid
chair, like Alexander Stephens, should be
elected President, or that, shortly after elec
tion, a President might bo prostrated
by a paralysis. ..wbj'ch would coniine
him to his bed ; during tho remainder
bf his term, and yet leave him all
his mental for tho administration
of his olllco. •If It bo a question of mental
“inability,” then, In the absence of any Na
tional law 98 to the manner In which such a
condition >sha)l bo determined, the only pro
ceeding which seems to meet the cose Is that
of an Inquiry Into the President’s sanity un
der the local .laws of the. State or District
wltero lie may be. There lias certainly been
no time during President Garfield’s prostra
tion ytjtym his physicians or attendants would
haVb authorized a proceeding of that kind.
The only proper and safe way to deter
mine when, how,, under what conditions,
and during what period the Vice-President
shall act os President so long as the Presi
dent himself' alive, has not bpon removed
and has not resigned, Is by law of Congress.
But It does nttt follow that the present emer
gency demands on extra setejon of Congress
nor an Immediate passage of a law on this
subject, the past nine weeks there
has been but a single ease requiring
IMDfiR 5, 1881.
Iho President's personal signature—that
of an extradition—and ho was then
equal in tho occasion. Tho cases aro
very few where tho President's per
sonal intervention Is Indispensable. Con
gress is not In session, and there'nrn no laws
to sign or veto. The Government had been
thoroughly organized before President Gar
field was shot, and tho country litis perfect
confidence In the men who aro in charge of
affairs. There have been but twooppllca*
tioiis for oltico during Uto President's sick
ness, and if there had been a thousand tho
public Interests would not suffer because
they received no consideration. Thu only
delay in tho business of tho departments
seems to bo of a kind which would naturally
result from tho shock and prolonged anxiety
that followed the assault upon tho President.
Thcro Is nothing to prevent tho same smooth
and satisfactory administration of public
affairs during the next eight or nlno wooks
that has prevailed during tho past eight or
nlno weeks, alld it Is almost certain that a
radical change wilt occur during that period.
Tho country can better afford to await de
velopments than to try any experiments
under tho pretext of an emergency.
TILDEH AND BENDHIOR9.
Tho Democrats have two perennial candi
dates for President. They aro Tlhlen and
Hendricks. They were onco persuaded to
pool tholr Issues ami run on the satin) ticket,
but sin ce then each man has been fur him
self, against the other nml against everybody
else. At this very day, three years removed
from tho noxt Presidential campaign, and at
a lime when tho people, both Democrats nml
Ilopubltcnns, are ehlelty concerned about tho
life of nn actual President who lias won tho
respect ami confidence of all parlies, these
two politicians are said to bo engaged In
working up remote chances fora Democratic
noinllmtSoh In 1881, which. If obtained by
either one of them, will place tho successful
one ns far from the coveted nfllco ns tho one
who shall (all to get tho nomination. Thcro
has never been a more striking exhibition of
Impotent' greed for ufllcd than that which
Tilden and Hendricks are now making.
Tho Imml of tho wily old politician of New
York Slate Is dourly visible In the prepara
tions for tho local campaign this coming fall.
Jphn Kelly Ison duck, of course, but such
opposition onjy serves to whet the old man’s
ambition to take the wheel and run attains to
suit himself.'.•Thero may be a pretty light,
butTlldcn kndws ho will be no worse off
than ho Is now If lie goes down, while he
argues that victory over Kelly, supplemented
by a victory oyer tho common enemy— tho
itcpubllenns—will gain for him some such
political glory as that which tod to his nom
ination hi 187(U Indeed, it Is hinted that
Tllden is actually,witling to rim for Governor,
tn propria perimn, in order to monopolize
all the triumph of a possible success. It may
be, too, that bo counts upon some assistance
from the disaffected Cunklliig faction, either
Indirectly If the machine shall gain control
of tho Republican Convention, or directly In
case tho machine shall be put down in that
convention.
In tho meantime Jfr. Hendricks is said to
have gone to Saratoga In order to light Mr.
Tllden on his own ground. Ho points to tho
successive defeats of Seymour, McClellan,
Greeley, TilUon, mid Hancock as clinching
arguments against the nomination of a Now
York candidate In ISS4.’ He Is said to have
been In close communication with John Kelly,
amt to have made a strong alliance with
Tammany, lie docs not hesitate to criticise
.and unlngonfzctTllden openly. In a recent
Interview with u reporter he Is credited with
tile following statement:
“ Did Gov. Tllden over converse with you on
same Joint course of action after you were belli
deprived of your unices by ibo Inauguration of
Hayes ami wheeler?” •
•• Ho did not: and there I think ho was nt
fault. Perhaps his mind was too much occupied
with n groat variety of suggestions from men
nearer to him. Hut 1 waited, expecting ho
would confer with mo, but he never did so. 1
think Gov.'l'ildon, on that day when Chandler
sent his delimit message that Tllden and Hen
dricks hud not been elected, ought to imvo ex
pressed himself distinctly that ho regarded him
self us elected, and mount to maintain tho
authority of tho majority. Had I been tho can
didate at the head or the tlekot 1 should bnvo
done Just that, and there would have been no
Contention either, beeanso tho orderly portion
of tho llcpubllcmi party bellorod wo wore
elected, and would not have resisted our taking
tho offices, with Congress in our favor.”
To those who uru familiar with Mr. Hen*
drlcks’ vacillating and trlmmuig methods It
must he very amusing to read of that gen
tleman's condemning Tllden’s course after
the election of 1870, nna- telling of tho hold
things he would Imvo dono if ho hnd been In
Tlldcu’s place. At tho snmo time It has been
and still Is tlio • Democratic Inclination to
blnmo Tilden for his comluci tlicn, and
Hendricks may make some capital out of 1U
Doth men tiro likely to create n good deni of
popular disgust, however, by their machina
tions at lids.time, and .each may possibly
prove of some service to the country by help
ing to kill off tho other.
’ Tim accomplished Mr. Dana, of tho Now
York.siin, Is \Voll known to boanoncyclo
piudlaof information, but oven his wisdom
cannot'fathom tlio mysteries of tho Smith
Puss and jetty swindle. Hu rends in the
New Orleans Democrat, ah ardent defender
of the grab* a statement such us this, printed
in its columns within n week:
It is ii notorious foot that ocean steamships
drawing fruiuMwcnty to twouiy-Uvo foot uro
constantly pnsslpg In and out of tho Joules.
Mr. Di|un then discovers that the Treasury
Department Is paying Capt. Etuis far a depth
of thirty feet, while his friends in Now Or
leans only claim frpm twenty to twenty-five
feet. Naturally Mr, Dana wishes to know
how this can bo so. 'The explanation Is sim
ple. Capt, Eads clalsis to have n depth of
thirty feet throuuh the jetties, but nduiits
that not more than twenty-five feet can be
found In parts of the channel above tho jet
ties. Ho has merely thrbwn tho bar back
ward Ih Die river. Of course thd object of
the Government In hiring Capt. Ends was to
got a channel. It cared nothing for deep
water in silots. But Capt. Knds Is shrewd
enough and unscrupulous enough to tnko
advantage of tho technicality In Ids favor;
and though ho hasmhde a channel of prob
ably not more than twenty-two feet, and that
partly by dredging, ho is drawing pay for
thirty feet throuuh the jetties, which for all
practical purposes might os well be ton miles
out In the Gulf.
Docrons so seldom agree that the public is
always prepared for tho savage assaults whU-b
they are continually making ou each utbor. Dr.
Dllss, however,seems to be peculiarly unfortun
ate in having incurred the dlslilco of other
members of bis profession. Tho ADckfya/j j/ait
col iVctra, published at Detroit, says t
There is ono Dr. I). W. lillaa, now in attend*
ancuoti tbo President, who formerly roHiUotl in
tbls city and nt other points lu this Btato. Ho
and bis brother left boro as volunteer surgeons,
and vroro present at the tint bat lie or Hull Hun.
The suspense after that encounter was for a
time very painful, but it was In a measure ro*
liuved by the following memorable telegram
from Dr. D. W.s "MouudZonaslssarc." Prom
tbose bistoricai foots it bas been charged (but
tbo President’s “chief ji/ips/efcm" Is u Michigan
man. Wo are under obligations to our
contemporary for relieving us of tbls Im
putation. With tbls senso of obligation
on us. wo are happy to bo able to
deny the UuUetin'i assertion that Dr. lillsa
is a member of the American Medical
Association. Ho was a member lu- Hfflj, but is
not now. Had be been a consistent member bo
would not have.been the President’s ."chief
physician” at tbls time. Ho occupies that posi
tion simply by the grace of cheek. and In viola
tion of all rules of ethical propriety. Dr.
Tnwusbead was Amt in charge after tbe shoot*
tug. and tbo ease was bis by nil recognized rules,
until tbe tamily physician could be called, but
Dlisa crowded him out. Ur. Dexter, tbo family
physician, was out of tbe city at the time of tbe
shooting, but returned Immediately on rccetv*
log the nows, and presented blmsolf at Uio
While Hoilmo. DHss, however, refused to nllow
him even to pee the pullout. Drs. Tmvnshond
mul Maxtor wore Hum both, with the utmost
slmmeracomios*. defrauded of tholr rights—
tholr gentlemanly Instincts nml the urn) circum
stance of the attempted nwmshmUon prevent*
loir ii defensn of Ihotii ngAlnst IlllsV attack. Wo
cheerfully concede Milas' nativity to New En
gland. _
Ip young Noll, tho imm from Troy. N. Y. t
who was utlockod by a lit of Insmdty the other
night while sleeping In a Clanc-stroot lodging*
house, and who succeeded In shooting five men
before ho was captured, Is a fair example of tho
way In which dangerous lunatics arc treated In
Troy, all persona balling from that classic
locality wilt hereafter bo looked upon with sus
picion. It seems that ns early ns 1875 Null began
using his pistol on human beings, having in that
year attempted to shoot James Dwyer, and was
acquitted on tho extraordinary ground that" Im
mistook Dwyer for a man .who wits keeping
company with his sister," although why It
should bo deemed Justtllnblo for the brother of
n young woman to nssaslnatc any person who
presumed to woo her Is not clear. In Juno
Inst, Nell had some trouble with n Btrcot*onr
conductor, and tried to shoot the man. For this
olTenso ho was arrested, but released from
custody at the expiration of two days. Tho
pistol used by Neil on this occasion was taken
possession of by the police authorities, and bo*
cause tho ollluor having tho woopon refused to
surrender It Nell threatened bis life. In view
of nil these facts It would seem that tho muni
cipal government of Troy must be conducted In
n criminally cureless manner. Men who make
repeated attempts to kill people, and who are
more than suspected of boing Insane, should not
bo allowed tholr liberty under any circum
stances. That Neills a maniac his last exploit
In tho killing lino leaves no doubt, and tho
authorities of Cook County should perform In
an effectual manner the work so shamefully
neglected by the people of Troy.
Nowtiiat the (’oroner’s jury ntXcwllnvcn
has held James Malloy Jr. for tho murder of
Jonnio Cramer, It Is to bo hoped that pains will
bo taken to prevent tho principal witnesses
from being spirited away by tho friends and
family of tho prisoner before tho ease comes to
trial, so that tho prosecution will bo snrilolcntty
crippled by lack of ovldoitoo as to bo uqablo
to convict yriung Malloy and Impede upon him
tho punishment he so richly deserves. It is very
probable that the poison found in Jonnio Cra
mer’s stomach was taken by tho iinfurtmmto
girl in order to end her misery and shame, nnd
In any event it will not bo possible to convict
Malloy of murder in the tlrst degree. Hut of tho
disposition of bis case, In which the parents of
every girl In tho land nro Interested, there
should be no tlmo lost by tho Connecticut au
thorities In bringing the matter to a speedy
trial, In order that the outside world may know
Just what the laws of ono of tho oldest States In
the Union can do towards punishing a man who
Is worse than a murderer.
Paktoils of Clncliinntl churches will here
after probably bo curoful how they make state
ments rolluoting on tfao veracity of tbolr tomato
parishioners. Tho Uov. O. J. Kunmn.icbor, pas
tor ot St. Jacob's Church, had a dispute with u
Mrs.Goldmelor, nnd In n communication to a
Gorman paper insinuated that tho Indy had not
kept closely to tbo truth In some statements
made by her. Mrs. Goldtuolcr did not write u
letter In reply. But sbo secured a horsewhip,
bnd, stationing herself on a earner Vvbleb tbo
reverend gentleman was accustomed to pass,
belabored him soundly, and did not desist until
disarmed by tbo crowd which bnd gathered.
Tholtov. Mr. Kunnmnehor says ho shall goto
law about tbo matter, and Mrs. Goldmotcr says
sbo would llkb to have him do so.
Col. John Atkinson, who hna been giv
ing the Washington reporters some intcrusllng
facts about Howgato, states that when the em
bezzler enlisted in IBUi, "ho was an honest, un
sophisticated furtnor, near Capoc, Mich., wboro
bo owned eighty acres of land." From recent
developments It would have been policy on tho
Durtof tho Government to have given tbo un
sophisticated farmer another alghiy-ncro tract
and allowed him to remain in Michigan.
Edmund Yatks, nn Englislt writer of
somo note, who was (rented with great hospital
ity during a recent visit to this country, Is tbo
editor of a paper called tbo IVbrfd, published in
London. Not Jong ago In speaking ot a certain
class of nuisances, tho IPorfd said "they should
bo avoided like Americans or Frankfort Jews."
Wo are proud to state that Mr. Vates Is neither
ail American nor a Frankfort Jew. 110 Is a full
blooded Bugllsbmuu.
St. Louis la mi awfully wicked city. Tint
last ducket of Its Criminal . Court contained
twenty-six murder cases, and slnco then nine
more have been added. Tbero nro also tbreo
cases of homicide and thlrty-nvo of assault
with Intout to kill. Nothing Is hoard In St. Louis
but tbo mellow pop of tbo revolver and tbo sub
dued rattle of the hospital ambulance as It goes
through tbo grass-grown streets picking up the
killed and wounded.
Tin: Washington Stur's mlvlco to liay
fevor victims Is: “As exercise, bent, ami light
aggravate all the symptoms, tbo highest de
gree of comfort attainable under tbo circum
stances Is gained by resting In a cool, dark room,
with a thick layer of white cotton-balling bound
loosely over the eyes." Chicago victims never
do this. They pefor to die and go straight to
Heaven, as all Chicagoans do.
Tub mnmurmof the Chicago Exposition
should secure tbo Indian policy of CnrlSebur/.
for exhibition. It Is one of tbo most Ingenious
toys over Invented, and would attract great at
tention Just now.
LAKESIDE -MUSINGS.
“I sco that Pedro Is on tho war-path in
Arizona. Let tbo Jack bo ordered out nt once.
Tho Jack will tnko tbo podro."—Jc/m Kelly,
Dr. Bliss has condemned the Tnllupoosn,
and people hra eoulldcntiy expecting her to
pruvo tbo most soawortby boat in tho navy.
“Como to think the matter over, if a
steamer should be lostln-tbo ordinary course of
travel It would bo rutbor unpleasant for me.”—
O’Bumwiii-fhNwa.
Tho Now York Post editorially indorses
tho pmollco of bicycle-riding. Wu should liko
to sec mile Charlie Hcburz on a bloycle. Ho
must look too onto for anything but drowning.
A now struct nillcond is to'bo built In Mil
waukee. Tbo capital stock of tbo cumpauy Is
fl.OU) t OOO, half of which will bo spent In hir
ing people to stay in Milwaukee long enough to
lake a rldo.
A now Vice-Chancellor of the Russian
Empire Is to bo appointed at soon as tbo largo
force of clerks engaged on tho Job can write out
tho immo of tbo gentleman whom the Emperor
has selected for tho 011100.
A innn in Now Jersey has married his
motboMiHaw, and tbo question ns to which bus
Ibo worst of It Is exciting considerable nttcutlon
utpomr people who nro familiar with tbo aver*
ngo resilient of Now Jorsby.
“Don’t talk by the yard,” said Mr. Moody
In a recent sermon to preachers. Mr. Moody
should not sit down on the Inexperienced pas*
tors In this manner. It is not every man that
can talk by the mile os Mr. Moody docs.
An exchange says that “an eminent Judge
of Indiana, bow Indulging in bis annual debauch,
has broken a faro bank at tbo llonslor Capital."
This shows what whisky will bring a man to.
If tbo eminent Judge bad kept sober tbo chances
uro that Ibo buuk would have broken him.
My grandma met u fair gallant one day,
Anu, blushing, gave tbo gentleman a daisy.
Now, If your grandma acted ju that woy,
. Would you not think the dear old soul was
crazy?
O—b, (irandmamroat
And than tho guntloman boot smiling down,
And told my grandma that ho loved her
dearly;
And grandma, smiling hook, forgot to frown,
—Ah, grandpa nodal 8o he recalls it clearly?
o—b, Grandpupal
-hew “ Manhattan MddHgab." by 0 , A, Dana.
PERSONALS,
The salo and distribution of Jefferson
Davis' “lllso and Fall of tbo Confederate Gov
ernment "has been klower lb tho South than in
the North and West,
A colored preacher In Lpulsvlllo, Ky., has
found in his church a daughter from whom ho
was separated at the auction-block twenty-odd
yean ago. Ho was much rejoiced, but was a
pray to conflicting emotions when he learned
from her that her mmlior is *tm
n« been legally married tci iifo l o ii nf ‘^bi T ,
becoming it fmetlinrtii. 10 norWo, n*nij(Jj
Wiillitm Picklmnlt Is hiillilinir
prlvnto residences in New York «-h. J, 1
ttwiithormy-iwo t.Tt f i , . i,ot wt
depth, with n (tight of t .-j reni!,i, b; '-''a
nml twenty foul below It -ii, 1 u ,h «M t h
Movie*, beside* n bn«nmimi,V,!i ,' ! ' vl11 Mr
cellnr, innklmr In nil num Morio, ‘ ’ nnJ
Seventl oilers, onn of thorn bi. Min.
ns AW, bnvo been made for m L
cent, lorn In ejecting him from Part «,
replies that the garment Is not ' nt . nt
"payment for Its tearing will bo in,iSn 1 * a [ fl * Hua
nnd until that payment hasWn% h . l " r ®S
coat bus u very special valno ns B rt mi,?V e? ‘ l ,h «
Urnoo Greenwood (Mrs. Lh,i,i, l( .nin f '.
from London that she Is a -ml |
severely and very frequently fro"
acute bronchitis. glmsnyn she cm 1 kl of
prosl ration, danger, everythin® ,lCflr twin,
ability to write In her old ! S r . ,h »" ®
Should she Uoeldo to returi"
next month. no w, e 'dll (*i ra9
l-iluco Blmimrck likes to exhibit hi.
compllsUments to visitors, and | t u r . t . j ft<v
ono day on receiving a visit tmtu w™ . h,t
mil. mo present Itnllen Ml,""," r S |f r n ” r >'■«•
Affairs, ho Slit amvn nml ployed » r,,™”" 1 "
of his own, romm-kliur, In im oir.h.n l npitliUo s
Ihnt “ in i-nisslii pullWdnn,
tlvnto the nrts." ulm l "imtocui;
Tlio nmrriitgo ot the Dunlionso ilc |i| P i,.n.
to Sir Illekmnn Macon Is n curlnns, ~i, 1 , nm
and rclliriun. The htliln I, D ,,” o l'”'™,»!>
Cronin Mood, nnd wu x 0„. , )r JJ 1?™"
hither nnd iinelo, Annuud nnd Mlchnri n,l"
nro two French Hebrews who more thim Vh
years ago went to Now Orleans nn.V thlrl ?
enormous fortunes ns eommusimi
At the opculng of the CMvll lC ,h ov nic r^^'>ti.
SsAfia».“ ,ii " r *ssssi
PUBLIC OPINION.
Boston ffemUl (1ml.): • A nmnly scnilhn.
lly would forbid ovou n virulent rolltlunl on, L
mint from cbuosln* tlio tlmo „i,im b „ „
lor .utlerlnif nnd nlith unlu death to void oil!
him vials of wrath for alleged <i(Toiur.. „
past. Dut when, to empansizo contempt Sr tt
wounded I’resldonl, ho is compared uiiirtv,?Z,n
with tho inisoranlo wretch who H?W ly
the bod mote nnd btutnllly dSloncSw
positive ouirnifo upon iho fecdlusi"? „ "i!>
nlilu nnd dooout pouplo over,whom. Ti,™E
liltnsoir must bo Hourly nun per with Bm I!
S?i o d‘. 0r ' oly by
I’lillmlolphln Press; Notoven In tlicciwol
Lincoln's munlcir, when imsglons were nuunli,
oxcltoil to lire ultnnst, ilia any lint ito l«„
dregs of society feel tiny elution nl tUnl botffl.l.
tnigody. nut here, In n time of ptorouinl Mlc ,
nnd Hourly six weeks utter Hie trneedr trhesl
shocked nil CtirlsJunOoin hud occurred, W'S
served tor this Illinois editor to inter theta.™
most Inttimmis, misit Inhnmini cxeresom. ,1
tnnllgnlty townrtl the Illustrious snffctlugriS
tint of tmtrder thut hits yet tnnrked mo H,IS
or tills ultnlr or Unit Is likely lo do sa Tta
git noy editor Is either fold or ktinvc,Sbofi,
nnd ho shnit d ho drummed out ot Illinois totS
tuno of tbo Hogue s March. 109
Albany Express (Stalwart Hep.): The Ik
publicans of tbo Thirty-second District beyond
question sustained tho course of Norman M.
AUounudLoron B. Sessions nt Chicago. He.
youd all,question. If Norman M. Alloa hud been
Senator In place of Sessions ho would not hurt
voted for Conkllng and Platt. Beyond all hum.
lion also, ho would have taken bis positionW
scleotJously and bold to It tenaciously, but with
duo regard far tbo rights ot those who differed
from him. Ho never would have dreamed of
trying to bHbo Bradley. If any one had said ba
made tho effort there would have been no dim
culty In making everyone believe In tho oxl»t.
onco of a conspiracy. Snub is tho difference bo
tween character uud tho want of It.
J»ow lork Trthuno (Hop.): Illinois li
grievously uflileted. Uis nnfominato enough
to contain tho blrlbplnco of Uultcau and to
hnvo on editor who openly fejoices In (Vuitcau’s
crime. Oultoau was born In Freeport, and Ms
admirer edits a Democratic newspaper la Quin
cy. Ua Aug. 11 bo published this astounding
observation: "Wo behove Oultoau to bo Jan
as honorable as tho man ho abut, and a mlgbiy
bight less dangerous lo tho country nt largo
than that plausible, smooth-tongued, unprinci
pled man. When this ilemllsh observation cre
ated excitement In tho eonmmuity, 11. y.
Wheeler, tho editor, repeated it, with tbo addi
tional otfeiißlvo remark that when Clnriicld died
thoru would bo noNaliunal sorrow. He bus con
tinued to make Hlmilar observations shier, and
to defend them at great length. Thocltlmu of
tho town have burned him in eillgy side by side
with Gultoau, and that Is the way ho should bo
coupled hereafter. He should not bo subjected
to personal violence. Ho la Killing himself use
enough.
Now York Tribune (Hop.): Senator Push,
of Alabama, says ho does not for a moment lie
llovo that Senator-elect Milter, of New York,
will l>o allowed to (ako bid seat until an invwtl
(ration Is badof all the clrcnmsluntfcjcf hU
election. Mr. Hugh thus puts himself in Record
ivilb bis party press In this a talc,which has boca
working zealously of lute to make out n case
uanlnst Mr. Miller’s right lo bis scat. Tlicub*
Joutlon tbo Domoonitln editors mlvancc H that a
majority of tbo entire Legislature did notvnio
for him, but only n majority of au'uoi-iiiu. Tbs
men who ora raising this nujeouuu know well
enough that It tmH no weight whatever. liters
Is not tbo slightest doubt that Mr. Miller w.n
honestly and legally eleeied. Thu Dcmacraiio
scheme Is to keep him out or his scat lung
enough to gain control of the Hemuo anil rapt*
uro its organization. Mr. Hugh wiyshehin
favor of It. Sir. Heck says hols iwinut It.
Thera Is, unhappily, little reason to iluubt that
the former is the more accurate rcpreacntutlTS
of Domuoratlo suutlmcut.
Buffalo Express (Hop.): Wo shall not fit*
tempt any guess uttho motives of tbo Stalwart
majority of the Uuptibllcim State Comiulmdß
calling the Slate Convention at uio manual
place of Now York City and nt the unusunl tlm«
of Oct. 5. It Is apparent, however, that thers
must bb strong motives fur notion *o uiumial.
The motives may be creditable: if so, wo do not
know what they are. They may bo tllser*m»;
bloj In that ease wo prefer In say nothing about
them till wo have an opportunity to Irani «»*
opinions of those who wore priMeiit. L.m >«»
1 ebruary was tbo latest possible ‘lute iu»
would answer for the emivemlon! thHyraru
tuber Is the earliest. Here Is a wide ra'ac-*
from tbo second month In tho year to me wa*
if next year’s convention were to be held
In February, It would bring the convert low*
JWSI and IHB3 wllliln lour mi.uilM oi.
though tbo convention* rtf 1n« and
twenty months apart. Kacii skipping lowiw
for no good jwblii! reason is not the -«nrt m «c*
tloo which commomls tbepriidenra widsohniir
of o State Committee to Hie general Jmlgineni.
Buffalo Express (Hep.): Senator
Is reported by tbo New York iYcin*-whoioercw*
reotlyor not wo do not know-us anxious w
Vlco-Hiesldont Arthur shall try to take m van*
tngoof tho opportunity nlhmira by ourliei
Illness and suffering to grab nttboMrcm
power. 'Wo. trust In Gen. Arthurs poUtku
sagacity and gonllonmnly Instincts to kcl ’P
fram attempting so Indecent a
Should ho attempt It. he and oil
him would speedily have uw* ft
larged conception .of what P°P‘‘ lur b
Ulgimtlon means In n eomitrv uf
men aim sympathotlo women. TM. t
pie’s loolfttg for tbo wound*l«
would kindle Into wrath ibat would t
wither like lightning. were any
tempi mode to wrench the sceptre; from io-
man’s now nerveless band. f rt tho White
dead body his successor may march to jno " blla
House-lnit not over bis slek-bcd. he
Interest Is suffering. Thu 1 roatiltiu* 0 j
tutloual advisers—men In whose bib‘f
honor Ibo country has conili » i u |M
charging iholr duties, and tho Shlpoi S J|M
smoothly on. TTillho Liiptuln aga l ' l ft* f0 rt
quarter-deck, or slips bis Ik
aloft, there must bo no mutiny—and If
the people will make short work of it.
Now York Post: Tho UavunmiPht hwjj
elded to test tbo question as tuwheiherAi
narls water Is •‘ariinclal” or JL*
posing duties on it as coming under me
bead. This will load to payment under prjj^
and n lawsuit in which tbo cjuc*tlon wli
ly settled. If It Is settled h»f“vw OMMt 0 MMt
eminent tho prlco of Apolllnurls will jf®'
tbo dealers In arililolal K 1 /vto*
Vichy who compote with tbo AM 11 J r A #
paiiy ago therefore deeply intoreated la f
suit, Tboy am probably noaily ««•
tbo opinion that Apolllnnrls Is oritfJJLJ, tbs
duood. Tboht seems to bo no questw'
watoV codes from a natural spring.» . ] _ lCl6 i U |
oburgod with Us own gas, nor teat*
Is done to. It which gives ,L B j, da*
salluo laato, though wuat J«
not olearly appear. Uni mt'i berin e
ull ibis, it Is a nice *l u .Vf,r l Milclal ’’
neiitiM whether tbo won! "f.f.,] iiaeiiiW w
to waters iu tno tariff laws im
cover such a oaso us this. \'°iln ostundsf 1 }
plaaatloa of the distinction bet*** 11 ” ur utid4L
artificial waters in tho turlif is that w » rs*
water Industry-lu this cnuniOt " tics* be
poutly boon greatly dovolniwd; laiporud
llovod not to need pratectlou again j r J,y
natural waters, but mo «««*. ® sriio^
ApulUnarls has now convintc * h^, k ,ijio*tw
water men of their vrrnr. *« L li . c saicsU(
water Is bought beniutie
known as a ‘Mound, hcttlibfu l^^,,,^^^
consumers of It may fairly ‘d’J', .V t y
uuua to pay wora for u { b “l\
would to build up tbo li'f“ nt id t uerc
Klsslngcn Industries. Th««» *“r elm
tatloasof real waters, and
may used, hardly require

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