OCR Interpretation

New York dispatch. [volume] (New York [N.Y.]) 1863-1899, November 13, 1870, Image 4

Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85026214/1870-11-13/ed-1/seq-4/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for 4

guStaSJ WotM.
See what $5 will Do!
Monday, Nov. 14th,
P. O. Box 1439.
Curious, how Strange!
ION eontains the desired information. Sent free aor two
tamps. Address MRS. H. METZGER, Hanover, Pa.
The People’s Favorite.
Because it restores the color of the hair.
Because it stops the hair from falling out.
Because it is not a dye.
Because it contains the specific aliment which is the lire
of the hair.
Because it makes the hair soft and silky.
Because it is an elegant dressing.
Because there is no better article in the market.
Because it is the best and cheapest article in the world.
Because it is only 50 CENTS per bottle.
Because the people save money when they buy it.
Try it. Sold by all Druggists.
Comedones, Black-Heads, Flesh Worms or Grubs,
Pimply Eruptions, and Blotched Disfigurations on the
Face, originate from a Suppressed Secretion, and are posi
tively cured by Perry’s Comedone and Pimple Remedy.
It tones the Skin, prevents Wrinkles, opens, the Pores,
exudes Morbid Secretions, cures all Eruptions of the
Bkin, and contains no Lead Poison. , .
Prepared only by Dr. B. C. PERRY, No. 49 Bond st.,
New York. Sold by all Druggists. Send for Circular,
gjtto gcrk
The necessity of reorganization in the Re
publican party of New York city has been de
monstrated by recent events. Last Tuesday’s
election added testimony to the fact that a
streak of demoralization had been running
through the entire party machinery and that
men had been accepted as local leaders whose
affiliations and interests, year after year, lay
outside of the Republican party and in the
lines of our adversaries. The very sentinels on
our watch-towers, the pickets at our out-posts,
have been under Tammany pay and have used
their position in our councils for the advantage
of Democratie'leaders. On election day these
men were found electioneering for the Tamma
ny ticket, in some districts openly, and in oth
ers, under the thin guise of “Straight Repub
licanism,” giving covert aid to Democratic can
didates, and “swapping and cracking” to the
injury of our State ticket.” We do not think
that they accomplished so much extra mis
chief as their wishes and expectations con
templated. Possibly they contrived to influ
ence three thousand votes, more or less, in
cluding their own, which belonged to Tammany
by previous bargain-and-sale. But in reality
the “working-fores ” of Tammany agents who
have abused the Republican orgrnization, is a
small one, and it has been able to compass in
jury to us only because it was tolerated. Now
that the demoralizing element is known, and
has suffered excision to a great extent, we
think the party at large will hardly feel the
removal of such excrescences except through
its own re-invigoration and cleanliness.
And now concerning re-organization. We
Confess to have felt more interest in this con
summation than in any other issue of the lat a
campaign. We never counted on the “Young
Democracy” as of much value in itself, and
never expected its votes to be cast for our State
ticket, although more sanguine friends of ours
were willing to believe the protestations of
“Young Democrats” to that effect. We did
anticipate an accession of strength from the
“outside vote”—neither Tammany nor Repub
lican—which we thought would come out for
Ledwith and against Hoffman ; and it is our
opinion that several thousand independent bal
lots were added to our party vote, that have
not appeared on the “count after sundown.”
But, as to the simonpure “Young Democracy”
vote we always felt shy of it, and are not dis
appointed by its paucity.
The main consideration with us, as we be
fore remarked, was to make the issue between
Tammany influence in our party and genuine
Republicanism; between the traitors in our
camp and the true men. If by having two
County conventions—if by repudiating the old
General Committee—if by substituting entirely
new machinery for the canvass—the basis
could be laid for a re-construction of the Re
publican party in New York city on honest
principles and for effective action in the future
—we felt that a great object would be achieved,
even though we should fail to make an impres
sion upon the Tammany majority. These mo
tives led us to diverge from our course in pre
vious years, which bad always been sot against
any alliance with the Democratic factions, and
had always sustained the policy of a thorough
Republican ticket. It was, indeed, only the
presence of treachery in our ranks, the dis
covery of a Tammany agency in our General
Committee, and the open war urged by “Tam
many (Republicans” on the administration of
President Grant, that forced upon us the alter
nate of being sold, body and soul, to the
“ Ring;” or of casting out the evil spirits who
were tearing our organization to pieces.
The only way to invite and precipitate a
crisis was to prevent the Tammany officehold
ers holding seats in our nominating conven
tion, and to make the issue on a straight Re
publican County Ticket (in the interest of Tam
many Hall) vs. no nominations at all—allow
ing the Anti-Tammany strength.to develop e
itself and beat the “ Ring,” if possible. That
issue has been tried. The “Ring” is not
beaten, it is true ; but the Republican organiza
tion has been purged of “Ring” influences.
Now it is the duty of all true Republicans in
New York city to unite in an honest, impartial,
unselfish, and uncorrupt re-construction of
their party, and hereafter, to see that its com
mittees and conventions be kept pure from all
affiliation or intrigue with Democrats of any
faction or any stamp.
Gen. Kilpatrick made a satirical
hit at the squeamish politics which have ruled
the Republican party in reference to the great
Struggle between France and Prussia, when,
St bis lecture some nights since, before pro
ceeding to discuss the question of French and
German soldiers, ho remarked, dryly:
I hope lam not going to make a mistake. As the
elections are over, I suppose I can express an opinion
Without ruining the Republican Part;.
The public will agree with Gen. Kilpatrick
that it is time for free discussion of European
The Leader makes cruel fun of
“Young Democrats.” It sums them up as
“11,000 soreheads,” comprising “discharged
laborers and selfishly discontented wretches”
generally. Poor Ledwith 1 had he been elect
ed, his “rabble” of followers would have been
exalted into “an army with banners." But it
la not our funeral. “ Let us have peace 1”
Evergreen trees are thickly planted
in the City Hall Park. Are they suggestive of
an OVM-«xaen public 1
“The election has been a fair one I” says a
good-natured political friend, who repeats
what somebody has told him. We differ with
this opinion. The Republican party has been
choate:! in a count of votes to the extent of at
least seven thousand votes, and has lost, by
internal treachery, three thousand votes more
in the general estimate —a total deficit in the
just total of ten thousand, and a fraudulent
gain to the Democratic State ticket of at least
fifteen thousand, If a careful comparison he
made of the school and other local votes
throughout the districts, it will appear man
ifest that the Republican vote, if it had been
honestly cast and counted, would have reached
forty-five thousand in New York city. Add to
tho evident false count on this island the
frauds of Kings county and the false computa
tions under Democratic manipulation through
out the State, and the majority accredited to
Hoffman is easily accounted for. It will be
found as baseless of really Democratic popular
strength as it was two years ago.
Nobody can gainsay the fact that rural Re
publicans have been backward, and that if they
had held their own as well as New York city
Republicans, the State ticket would have been
carried. But the possession of the canals is
usually conceded to be worth fifteen thousand
votes to a dominant party, and the Democrats
have now controlled canal patronage and con
tracts for two years; which, probably, accounts
for the falling off of canal revenues a couple of
millions of dollars. Add to this, the blunder
of committing the Republican party, by a reso
lution in its platform, to a policy antagonistic
to the wishes and interests of thousands o f our
citizens whose business is affected by the rates
of canal tolls and the facilities of canal trans
portation. Judge Noah Davis drove the first
nail in our Republican coffin this year, by in
flicting his anti-canal resolution on the Sara
toga Convention, just as he drove tho last nail,
and closed up the corpse, by his treaty of alli
ance with Mayor Hall on the night before elec
tion. Mali principii mains finis.
In other years, with our Republican Canal
Commissioners, and with tho Erie Railroad
favorable to our side, and opposed to Dean
Richmond and the Democratic Central, we
could neutralize one great railroad by another.
Now we are compelled to fight both Erie and
Central, with the State canals as a mere ten
der to them. Such a combination of monopo
lies, bound to sustain the corrupt Democratic
leaders, in order to influence Democratic legis
lation, was never known before in our State
politics. The Republican party contends, in
fact, against an organised conspiracy of
“Rings,” political and financial. The predic
tion made, years ago, that New York State
would become the political appanage of its
gigantic railroad companies, is fulfilled this
day. Our metropolis, our public works, our
canals, our revenues, are subsidized for the
advantage of consolidated monopolies, repre
sented in politics, in the Legislature, and in
the courts, by “Rings,” and in Wall street
speculations by cliques, that fatten on the
plundered substance of abused stock-holders.
A “ fair election” in New York city, or in any
locality where Democratic agencies, directed
by Tammany Hall, aro influential, is simply an
impossibility. Last Tuesday’s Republican
vote, if honestly reported, would have been
45,000, and the Democratic total, on its various
candidates, would have showed at least 15,000
less, reducing the Hoffman majority to 87,000
in this city. How much of the apparent Dem
cratic vote might bo disposed of justly, in the
same way, through the entire State, if it were
closely followed—but—“ the sport is not worth
the candle.” We aro accustomed to such
Democratic victories, and the people appear to
like them. Presently, when our State, as well
as New York city, shall be bowed down like
Prometheus, with tax-eating vultures tearing
its vitals, there may be less satisfaction in the
contemplation of Tammany majorities.
We are glad to note the completion, in clay,
of Albert De Groot’s colossal statue of Frank
lin, which is to be cast in bronze and placed in
Printing House Square—a testimonial at once
of the genius and liberality of its author, who
makes such a princely gift to his friends, the
journalists of New York. A visit to the atelier
last week enables us to speak intelligently of
this statue, as a work of art, and we rejoice in
the opportunity to congratulate Capt. De
Groot on the full success which rewards his
skill and labor, in the execution of a lofty and
very original design. An admiring group sur
rounded the effigy of the “ great Commoner,”
and seemed to feel, as we did, the noble sim
plicity of the artist’s conception, and the grand
repose of the figure that impresses us at its
first view. Such, indeed, might have been the
attitude of Franklin, the American ambassa
dor, majestic in his Republican independence,
before tho courtiers of Versailles, or as he
stood in that historic interview with the Lords
in Council, at Whitehall, London, in 1774—50
graphically delineated by the painter Schues
There is about the statue a marvellous ease.
so to speak, which, at the same time, does not
detract from the sturdy pose of the lower
limbs, sustaining the well-poised torso, the
gracefully inclined head, and “Poor Richard’s”
familiar face looking down, with kindly wis
dom. The idea and accomplishment of this
massive model, furnish the best answer that
could be given to the cavils and skepticisms of
those who assume to pass judgment on Ameri
can ability to excel in the plastic art; denying
our sculptors the incentives to true ambition
by persisting in a flippant denial of American
claims and a fulsome adulation of foreign pre
Captain Do Groot, it is fortunate, lacks no*
the means to substantiate American claims, by
executing his rare artistic conceptions without
being compelled to await the tardy appreci
ation of patronizing connoisseurs; and the re
sult is that he produces a statue which chal
lenges comparison with both native and foreign
achievements in modeling. We feel confident
that the verdict of bftth critics and tho public
will be given in approval of this work, and that
the untiring genius of our American artist,
Albert De Groot, will be rewarded by “golden
opinions” from the Press, in whose honor the
statue of Franklin is to be raised in colossal
bronze on Printing House Square.
The Foundling Bazaar. —One of
the most praiseworthy institutions of that
wide and deep philanthropy which goes far to
redeem our city from all the blame attaching
to political and moral shortcomings, is the
“New York Foundling Asylum,” under charge
of the Sisters of Charity, a self-denying reli
gious sisterhood which does more good in a
year than all the varieties of modern Sorosis
could accomplish in a century, even if that
handsome Congressman elect, Roosevelt,
should “let up” on the Wild Women and be
admitted to their membership. The terrible
revelations of “baby-farming” in London, and
the BtiU more revolting statistics of infanticide
in our metropolis, may well suggest the need
of some charitable haven in our midst, to serve
as a refuge for the helpless innocents who are
born into an inhospitable world and exposed
to shame and neglect from the dawning of
their existence. The Asylum for Foundlings,
since its beginning, has been the instrumen
tality for saving many little ones, and to en
large its sphere of usefulness, and give it a
permanent “local habitation and a name,” the
Sisters are now holding a Bazaar at the Ar->
mory of the Twenty-second Regiment, Four
teenth street, between Sixth and Seventh
avenues. The Bazaar opened on Monday
last, and is to be continued every day and
evening until the 23d inst. We commend this
Bazaar to the benevolent public, who will find
at tho Armory an attractive and varied enter
tainment, enhanced by the kindly interest
which attaches to its loving object.
Nearly the last French fortress in
and near the Rhine has been captured by the
Prussians. Meantime, a French force recap
tured Orleans, and a new French army men
aces the German communications. At tho
same time, Austria is moving for intervention.
The “ end is not yet” in Europe ; and perhaps
the bloody war now going on. may bo only the
beginning of European complications.
NnT’i/V VOI3TZ diqb a Fixoinr
IN J 22 v v 1 OlvK A. A GjljL
A. Oakoy Hail is nor only a scholar, a poet,
and a “ model Mayor.” but ho is ono of tho
most fortunate of mortals besides. “Bonito
good luck” ought to bo his motto. Whon he
ran lor District Attorney onoe, and was posted
with Bogus Baby scurrilous placards, tho at
tack brought out to his support every voter
who had ever heard of the Burdell case and
suspected Mrs. Cunningham to have had a
hand in it. And at the late election, another
placard charging the Mayor with being an old
“ Know-Nothing”—and designed to influence
the Irish Democracy against him—had no
more harmful effect than to rouso up all the
old “natives,” and put the “Dutch” on their
metal, to sustain Oakey Hall against Ledwith.
The consequence is, we verily believe, that the
Mayor owes his re-election to the American-
German vote, and that he need feel no further
obligation to “ wear the green” on any occa
sion. Had his success depended solely upon
the votes of Mr. Matt. Brennan’s constituency,
we rather think Ledwith would now bo Mayor
elect ; but, while the Irish abandoned him, the
Germans and Americans mustered in their
respective lines, hostile to Ledwith’s peculiar
position and support, and the consequence
was that their united votes returned Hall tri
umphantly. Henceforth, let no politician
speak slightingly of K. N. “ Sam.” He is a
dangerous fellow, andis “around” when nobody
looks for him. “ Sam” has revolutionized New
York politics more than once, and when “ Sam”
and “Fritz” put their heads together, and
form an “ Americo-Germanic Confederation”
about election-time, their opponents may “look
out for squalls.”
The late election demonstrated a fact that
we have many times dwelt upon in these col
umns—i. e., that the German Democratic vote
is a distinct and naturally adverse one to the
Irish Democratic vote, on local issues. County
Clerk Loew runs three thousand behind Bren
nan. Mayor Hall falls twenty thousand be
hind Brennan. In both cases the Irish Demo
crats failed to support the regular candidate.
Brennan’s constituents bolted from Hall, who
would have been defeated by Ledwith (who re
ceived, doubtless, the bulk of Irish Democratic
votes), had not the “native” and German
Democrats, with two or three thousand “ na
tive” Republicans, rallied for Hall, and saved
him from slaughter. Could the whole county
vote be analyzed, it would present some curious
details. Marshal O. Roberts, School-Commis
sioner Sherwood, and their Tammany-Repub
lican followers, voting for “ Hoffman and
Hall Germans ranging by the side of old
Know-Nothings to sustain Hall against his
Irish competitor, Ledwith ; the Native Ameri
can Republican vote coming out solid for
Brown, and the German and American vote
supporting Stemmier, with equal unanimity.
Let Democratic politicians “ overhaul their
catechisms, and when found, make a note.’’
There are certain similarities of object and
affiliations of sentiment between Germans and
native born voters in New York, which are not
shared by their Irish born fellow citizens; and
we should not be at all surprised to see new
local combinations crop up out of the late elec-,
"ion, which will have the effect, in another
year, of dispossessing the present dispensers
of municipal patronage, and dividing the power
and places—now nearly monopolized by the
Celtic element—among Americans and Ger
mans, allied, who have been ignored rather too
We received, at a late hour last evening, a
duplicate of a communication which was pro
bably sent to the Associate Press, and which
manifestly was written in the interest of ou r
worthy friends, the “ Tammany Republicans.”
It assumed to intimate President Grant’s dis
satisfaction with the Collector of the Port and
the United States Marshal, and affirmed that
Gen. Sharpe had already forwarded his resig
nation to Washington, and that Mr. Murphy
intended to do likewise.
As we happen to be posted otherwise just
now, we decline to permit tho Dispatch to be
made a cat’s paw for “Tammany.” Gen.
Sharpe, in our opinion, committed a grave
mistake in allowing himself to be influenced
by District Attorney Noah Davis, and Mr. Ca
leb Cushing, “of Counsel.” We think the
blame lies properly at tho doors of his legal
Advisers, although a soldier ought never to be
“ caught napping” on the battle-field. The
compact between our Federal officials and the
enemy was a “ compact of death” for the Re
publican party in New York city. It took the
steel out of the honest man. It demoralized
the entire working organization of our party.
It dampened the ardor of thousands who in
tended to vote the Republican ticket, and who
had registered in order to do so, deeming the
party “ sold out” in advance, fell back into
apathetic indifference, and abstained from
voting at all.
We ascribe the consequences of that deplora.
ble “ compact ” with Hoffman, Hall & Co. to tho
legal officials who advised the United States
Marshal to his course. For our own part, we
would have lot our right hand wither before it
should sign such a contract, after the prepara
tion that had been made to try tho issue of a
pure ballot, with the United States Government
as arbiter of tho result.
Ledwith’s vote over Woodford’s is 11,860.
Brown’s and Stemler’s vote over Woodford’s
averages about 3,000. The latter figure (3,000)
is, without doubt, the total of the Young De
mocracy vote against Tammany, as cast for
Sheriff and County Clerk. Where, then, did
Ledwith get his 9,000 more votes than either
of his colleagues ? And where did Hall lose
27,000 on the Hoffman vote, if Ledwith only
obtained about 12,000 from anti-Tammany dem
crats ? Where went the 15,000 other votes that
Hall fell short of, in comparison with Hoffman,
and which are not accounted for by Ledwith’s
total? And what is the meaning bi Brennan’s
80,000 as compared with Hoffman’s 86,000 ?
Brown’s 3,000 only accounts for half the num
ber. And how do wo account for Loew’s fall
ing off nearly 3,000 below Brennan’s and 9,000
below Hoffman? Surely Stemler’a 3,000 Young
Democracy support cannot reconcile the dis
The truth of the matter is, all things have
bent to count Hoffman in. Tho difference be
tween the Young Democracy vote of 3,000, and
the extra vote cast for Ledwith of about 12,000,
will indicate the votes to which onr State
ticket is honestly entitled, in addition to its
estimated 35,000 in this city. From forty to
forty-five thousand votes ought to be recorded
for the Republican party in New York city this
day, if all things had been on the square last
The bold and unscrupulous tactics
of Tammany politicians have been no where ex
hibited more openly than in the Seventh As
sembly District of this city. That Horatio N.
Twombly is the choice of the people for As
semblyman—that, in fact, he received at least
2,500 votes out of the fourty-four hundred and
odd votes cast—is not to be doubted. And yet
the false-counters and mendacious certifiers
propose to return John Carey as elected by
four or five votes, and thus secure a Tammany
majority in the Legislature to whitewash New
York city frauds, though they be black as
midnight. If such an atrocity in felse-count
ing can be perpetrated in a locality so generally
respectable as the Seventh District, what must
have been the facilities and success of manipu
lators in districts where inspectors and super
visors could be influenced by Tammany threats,
promises, and “ cash down ? ”
“Blood Thicker than (Holy) Wa
tbb.”—The old “K. N.” spirit flashed up at the
polls last Tuesday, when “ native ” Americana
of the Democratic persuasion voted for Hall in
preference to Ledwith almost unanimously.
But the most notable feature was the combina
tion of American and German democrats for
Hall against Irish democrats for Ledwith. Von
Hall won more votes than O’Hall, in spite of
our versatile Mayor’s green neckcloth and do
nations to Hibernian Catholic fairs.
Nuf Ced. —When you once see Ja
cobson & Co.’s specialty in gents’ $5 hats, go
and see them at No. 124 Fulton street. They
aro par-excellence—a beauty.
The New York Standard, which lias done
good service in support of the administration
during the late canvass, and which, we are
glad to hear, is secure of the success that its
ability ought to command, devoted a couple of
columns on Friday last, in review of Mr. Gree
ley's charges, one day previous, against tho
President and tho Collector. “ The text ot Mr.
Greeley’s sermon” (says the Standard) is,
‘There are Republicans enough in this State
for ono successful party, but not enough for
two.’ That party, he tolls us, has been beaten
by feuds and apathy; and, while it would be
folly to ‘ trace the genealogy’ of the feuds be
tween the ‘Fenton’ men and the ‘Conkling’
men, they exist. If we are not careful, we
shall have ‘ two Republican parties’ In the
State instead of one, and the Federal adminis
tration can only prevent such a result by treat
ing all Republicans alike who vote the Repub
lican ticket; for, if ‘ any part of them aro
treated as step-children,’ trouble will come.
To be known or suspected as a friend of Gov
ernor Fenton, he informs us, was regarded at
Saratoga as being the enemy of the President,
and ‘Federal offices were bestowed or promised
to secure an anti-Fenton preponderance in that
convention.’ Unless the administration ig
nores these distinctions, ‘the party may as
well go to sleep for the next three or four
years.’ ”
The Standard disposes of Mr. Greeley’s false
premises very effectually. It reminds tho ed
itor of the Tribune of numerous political short
comings in the past: of bolts and quasi bolts,
and reluctant adhesion to party nominations,
from the days of Taylor and Scott to those of
Lincoln and Grant. It recalls the fact that no
man ever started off, as U. S. Senator, under
better auspices than Senator Fenton, when he
secured the Collector, the Naval Officer, the
Postmaster, the Appraiser, and several Reve
nue Collectors and Appraisers in New York
city, as his first instalment of Federal patron
age, leaving his colleague, Senator Conkling,
with but a few appointments here and there.
Certainly, Senator Fenton and his friends
could have no fault to find with President
Grant on tho score of patronage a year ago ;
and if Senator Fenton failed to assure ms per
manent title to Federal consideration, the
fault must lie with himself or his appoint
ments more than with President Grant. Of
Senator Fenton and Mr. Greeley’s hostility to
Collector Murphy, the Standard remarks as
Mr. Murphyjg name was sent to the Senate. A Re
publican President had nominated a conspicuous Re
publican to a high office, and at once there began a war
trom the Tribune and Mr. Fenton. Tha Tribune's course
was that of inuendo and disparagement. Mr. Fenton
openly made denunciation in the Senate. They had a
right to do this. We are not questioning it now. But
we submit it is unfair for Mr. Greeley and Governor
Fenton to begin a war uiion the President, and then in
sinuate that the President is warring upon them and
their friends.
The appointment of Mr. Murphy was prop
erly a debatable one in executive session of the
Senate, and, in like manner, might be dis
cussed more publicly by tho Republican press.
Mr. Greeley had a right to express his opinion
upon it in print, just as Senators Fenton and
Conkling bad such right and privilege, before
the Senate voted to confirm it. ’ But we submit
that, alter confirmation by the Senate, the
Collector became a representative of the Re
publican Administration, and, as such, should
have been no longer the object of vindictive
pursuit by the friends of Senator Fenton and
Mr. Greeley. We submit that Mr. Murphy,
being duly appointed and confirmed, became
tho exponent and agent of the Administration
policy in the Custom House, and should have
been respected as such, even by his opponents!
unless those opponents were likewise enemies
of President Grant. But the truth is—and re
flecting Republicans ought to realize it—that
Mr. Murphy has been made the pretext ior co
vert assaults upon the President. The Ad
ministration has been belabored over Mur
phy’s shoulders by men who, if they dared,
would strike at President Grant himsolf. Col
lector Murphy has served as a scapegoat to
bear vicariously all the blame which those who
hate and tear President Grant would cast upon
him, if they dared so outrage popular opinion.
We have reason to know that Collector Mur
phy supported Greeley in good laith at the
Saratoga Convention. We know that he per
sonally solicited delegates to change their
votes from.Woodford to Greeley. If there were
lukewarmness and double-dealing toward Mr.
Greeley at Saratoga, let him look for where it
actually was—among his own putative friends,
tho followers of Senator Fenton, who had re
luctantly accepted Mr. Greeley as a candidate,
and who, by the mouth of General Merritt, said
to Mr. Murphy’s friends: “Greeley is your
candidate, not ours. Wo accept him for the
sake of harmony.”
The truth of tho whole matter is, tho friends
of Senator Fenton were disappointed at Sarato
ga, and hence thoir persistent hostility to Mur
phy in New York. They wanted M. O. Roberts
for Governor and Gen. Merritt for Lieutenant-
Governor. The programmes of both sides
were disturbed by the unexpected development
of the soldier element and its combination on
Woodford. “ Only this and nothing more ’’de
feated Mr. Greeley, as Mr. Greeley had pre.
viously overslaughed M. O. Roberts. Had
Mr. Greeley been nominated for Governor, he
would have boon sold out on all sides in the
canvass. Had M. O. Roberts received the
nomination, he might have suited his friends,
the Tammany Democrats, better than he could
satisfy Republicans. His signature to the white
washing report in favor of Comptroller Con*
nolly on the eve of election, and his vote for
Hoffman and Hall on election day, show what
Marshal O. Roberts is politically, and where he
would be as Governor, could he have been
elected, which was not a probable event in any
How much longer Republicans are to be
humbugged by scheming leaders into the
support of mere money-bags instead of live
men, we know not and care less; but if the
revelations of last Tuesday, as to tho way the
so-called “ leading” members of our party de
serted the State ticket, do not open the eyes of
honest Republicans, then they deserve to con
tinue their sleep, as Greeley says, “for the
next three or four years.”
But why expect “ leading” Republicans to be
loyal to their ticket, when Tammany Hall
holds both hands full of temptations to men
of large wants and easy virtue ? If “ New
Court-House Republicans,” and “Tax Com
missioners,” and “Fire Commissioners,” and
“Police Commissioners,” find it for their in
terest to vote for Hoffman and Hall, we must
not look for high-toned partisan integrity in
the humbler Tammany Republican camp-fol
lowers. If M. O. Roberts sees more political
virtue in a good understanding with the Com
missioners of Docks and Piers than he can
find in the Woodford and Kaufmann ticket,
how shall we condemn the poor patrolmen and
firemen who hold their places subject to the
arbitrary will or vindictive persecution of thoir
superiors in office ?
It is all very well for Mr. Greeley to bemoan
the hard fate of “ Fenton Republicans” treated
as “ stepsons.” But what shall we say of such
“ stepchildren” as Marshal O. Roberts, and a
score of other ci-devant Republicans whom we
could name, voting the whole Tammany ticket,
and scores more of Senator Fenton’s followers
playing the part of “ stepsons” on election
day, in running the Tammany ticket out of
boxes paid for by Tammany money, and di
viding their leisure all day between cursing
Grant and Murphy, and shouting for Hoffman
and Hall, with Tammany stamps and tickets in
their hands, to bribe their “ colored brethren”
to vote against “ Woodford, the Slave Trader.”
These things are known and noted, and there
will bo an account taken of them hereafter.
The war on Tammany Republieans, whom
Mr. Greeley calls “stepsons,” did not begin
until those treacherous “ stepsons” were found
with murderous weapons threatening the life
of the party. The charge that “ Federal
offices” were promised at Saratoga to defeat
Greeley’s nomination, is a false and malicious
one. If Federal patronage could have been in
fluential at all in the State Convention—an im
putation which we unhesitatingly deny—it
would have operated in favor of Greeley, and
not against him.
From the beginning of Collector Murphy’s
incumbency of office, he has steadily sought to
conciliate and satisfy the friends of Senator
Fenton and of Mr. Greeley—the latter most
particularly. His efforts to harmonize have
been mot Ebv abuse, misconception, and dou-
ble dealing; and when the issue was at last
drawn between Tammany Republicans and the
life of the party in New York city, that issue
became the signal for a yelp out of the whole
pack—“ Tray, Sweetheart, little dogs and all”
against the “Custom-House Republicans” and
the Collector of the Port; always, of course,
meaning a latent hostility to President Grant
himself, which took this crafty mask to bide
its mean features. Well does the Standard re
Mr. Greeley will find that in New York city vhe Re
?>ubHcan party having. as he has again and again puh
icly deplored, fallen into the hanas of Tammany, the
President did make an effort to purify it. to divide the
wolves from the sheep, and to drive .out of its councils
those who sat there to obey the orders of Mr. Sweeny.
Men were removed from office because they were known
to be the hirelings and spies of Tammany Hal). Thanks
to this resolute action, the party was permitted to unite
around a good Democrat, and make a strong effort to
overthrow Tammany. Mr. Greeley, we trust, does not
mean to quarrel with this, but he certainly does. Be
cause the President punishes the spies of Tammany, he
is accused of treating good Republicans as “ step-chil- ,
Mr. Greeley deprecates the lines drawn be
tween “ Fenton men” and “ Conkling men 1”
Who draws them? Who drew them during
the late canvass ? Who drew them in the State
Committee? Who drew them at the State
Convention ? Who drew thorn in the Congres
sional vote in Chatauqua county and in Sarato
ga county ? Who tries to continue and perpet
uate these “feuds” by covertly abusing the
friends of President Grant in this city ? Who
schemes to make Senator Fenton the instru
ment of an armed compromise between Presi
dent Grant and the malcontents who hate his
administration in New York State, already pro
posing that, as the price of a reinstatement of
Mr. Fenton’s friends in office, the “Fenton
men” will “ let up” their opposition to Grant,
and will send a delegation to Chicago in his
favor, provided that Grant’s friends will prom
ise to put Fenton on the ticket for Vice-Presi
dent. Whose notable programme is bore fore
shadowed? Is it that of the “step-sons,” or
the Republican “mother?” Are the “step
sons” to hold themselves as an “ armed force”
to threaten President Grant, and bring him to
“terms?” They had better review history,
and tr.ke a lesson from Appomattox; for the
people of New York and the reorganized Re
public n party of this groat city intend to have
something to say hereafter as to delegates to
a national convention.
Wo are not content to have the nomination
of Vice-President bargained over in advance by
parliamentary lawyers. In the fitting words
of the able journal from which we have quoted
above, the Republicans of this State will give
their verdict.
High over Fenton and Conkling, Senators, Congress
men and placemen, tho party owes allegiance to the
President, who is its chief; who has obeyed every de
mand it has made upon him; who has religiously ob
served its platform; who has ministered tho laws and
enforced economy in the finance; who has given protec
tion to the South and peace to the Indians: who has
maintained comity with all the world; who has been
loyal and faithful in every duty by doing those things.
If he has not earned the confidence of the Republican
party xn New York, then it should come to an end; for
when a party exists simply for office and patronage, its
mission is over.
Handsome Editor Roosevelt is jubi
liant over Ina election to Congress. He com
pliments his Hibernian constituents highly,
assuring them (’pon honaw,) that a meeting of
“ working Irishmen” he addressed in the First
Ward, “ were wonderfully quick to appreciate a
joke, or to take the slightest hint or inuendo,
and enjoyed every hit amazingly—more so than
many audiences which would elaim to bo far
more refined and intelligent.”
The retail clothing trade seems to
centre upon Baldwin, the clothier. We pass
the northeast corner of Canal street and Broad
way several times a day, and always seo a
crowd of busy salesmen and eager purchasers
there. Baldwin’s overcoats lead the town.
Have you seen the “King William?”
The “Shoo Fly” grand roundsmen
are not covering themselves with glory. One
of them named Gladding has been assaulting
a woman and leaving the mark; of his boot
heel on her. What can bo expected under a
system that degrades American citizens into
servile spies and informers ?
(BW: and
The Germania steamer, one of the
vessels of the North German Arctic expedi
tion, which sailed last year to explore the polar
coasts and seas, and, if possible, reach the
North Polo, has returned to Bremen, all well.
This vessel wintered on the coast of East
Greenland, in lat. 74 deg. N., and sledge-par
ties were sent out which worked their way up
to 77 deg., and thus extended our knowledge
of northern geography. The Hansa, a small
schooner, which sailed as tender to the Ger
mania, was lost; and tho history of the escape
and perilous adventures of her crew, has some
thing of the wonderful about it. The account
thereof, when published, will take its place
among the most interesting narratives of Arc
tic exploration yet written. The little vessel
having parted company, pushed into the ice,
and was frozen fast in September, 1869, in lat.
73 deg. 6 m. N., long. 19 deg. 18 m. W., between
twenty and thirty miles from the land. There
tho npheaved ice crushed her till she sank.
The crew had previously taken out provisions
and other stores, and the boats, and betook
themselves therewith to an ice-floe for safety
The floe was a few miles in circumference, and
on this they built a house with lumps of coal,
planks, and sails, and passed the long dark
Winter season by the light of a petroleum
lamp. The party comprised fourteen persons;
including captain, mates, and two professors,
who had charge of the scientific observations.
Walking along the street, the other
night, we overheard a little five-year-old child
engaged in earnest conversation with its mo
ther. “It don’t make much difference,” said
she, “how much you study your lessons, so
long as you know them.” That girl was an
embryo philosopher. It does not make much
difference how you gain a point, as long as the
point is gained, seems to be the motto of most
of the toilers in this busy, bustling world, of
ours. The one object to be obtained is placed
prominently before their eyes, and everything
else is laid aside as ulterior. Too often honor,
sense of duty, even virtue itself, is ignored,
and every energy is used, every nerve strained
to its utmost tension to reach tho goal of am
bition. In the mart, in the forum, in the pul
pit, all alike. Money, place, power are to be
won, it matters not how.
It sickens the heart to see bosoms so hollow,
And friendships so base in the great and high born.
The one bright side in the little one’s reason
ing is the last side of all. Heaven is to be
reached. In short, it makes but little differ
ence in the main which road you take. Your
point of destination is to be reached, and the
road you take in honesty and truth has but lit
tle value in the eyes of Him to whom all things
are plain. Men judge their follows by what
they do; God by what they intend to do.”
Florists tells us that if you paint
the flower pot which contains a beautiful fra
grant, perhaps favorite flower, it will wither,
and its blosom die. You shut out the air and
moisture from passing through the earth into
the root, and the paint itself is poisonous. It
is so with mere external education ; superficial,
worldly accomplishments, or too groat anxiety
for them, injure the soul. The vase may be
ever so beautiful, but if you deny the air of life
to flower, it must die. And, as to that, there
are scarcely any of the so-called fashionable
amusements, the very process of which is not
as deleterious to tho mind as the paint is to
the plant, whose leaves not only inhale the
poisanous atmosphere during your attempt to
render the exterior more tasteful, but the
whole earth is dry, and void of nourishment.
Nature never paints, but all her forms of love
liness are a growth, a native character, pro
gression and developement from the begin
ning. So whatever is real, knowledge, wis
dom, principle, character and life in education,
is the absorption and development of truth,
and not simple ornamentation.
“ All work and no play makes Jack
a dull boy,” is an old and a true saying, but
“ play” is sometimes rather expensive. There
is not, however, a greater error than to sup
pose that play is the peculiar privilege of the
rich. Many relaxations are not only inexpen
sive, but profitable ; and relaxation is impos
sible when there is no work, The bow that is
never bent cannot be relaxed, nor can the Idle
man ever appreciate th* true and wholesome
nUasiuo of a little play.
The lessons of the approaching
holidays arc the lessons of the hour. To be
studied, remembered and laid away in the
storehouse of tho heart. Happy is the man
who has his barns in readmess for tho ap
proaching harvest. There are many little
charities that call attention ; many acts of be
nevolence, trivial in themselves, but a world of
advantage to other souls than yours, whoso
hands are held out in silent pleading for your
benevolence. Tlio tears can be wiped from
eyes to-day that will cause angel hands to pass
soothingly over your brow in the coming agony
hereafter. Lips ean be made to smile whose
laughter will re-echo years to come, when the
memory of your acts shall have passed away
from your thoughts like a tale that is told.
There is scarcely a person living who cannot in
some way be of service to bis neighbor.
- Hast tbou but littla ? Give that little gladly,
For it may ease some weary hearted creature.
May cheer the poor heart, aching lone and sadly.
Ana paint a fresh bloom on each pallid feature.”
A well-known clergyman in the
West had been entertaining at dinner a cleri
cal friend from some distance. The evening
was unpropitious, and tho friend was invited
by the minister to remain during the night,
and he accepted the invitation. They walked
together for some time in the manse garden.
At dusk, the minister asked his visitor to step
into the manse while ho would give directions
to his man-servant to get his friend’s convey
ance ready in the morning. As the stranger
entered the manse, the minister’s wife mis
took him for her husband in the twilight; she
raised the pulpit Bible, which chanced to bo on
the lobby table, and, bringing the full weight
of it across the stranger’s shoulders, ex
claimed, emphatically: “Take that, for asking
that ugly wretch to stay all night 1”
A young man who carried a collec
tion plate, in service, before starting took from
his pocket a florin as he supposed, put it on
the plate and then passed it round among the
congregation which included many young girls.
The girls, as they looked at tho plate, all
seemed astonished and amused, and the young
man taking a glance at the plate, found that
instead of a florin he had a conversation
lozenge, with tho words, “Will you marry
me ?” in red letters, staring everybody right in
the face.
The surest way to avoid the tribula.
tions of domesticity and housekeeping is to
board. To do this the Park Avenue Hotel,
offers immense advantages. It is a first-class
establishment; everything is of the very best
and the terms are reasonable. Robinson is
the most genial of hosts, and the hotel be.
tween Forty-first and Forty-second streets, in
Park avenue, is easy of access.
A love-stricken youth in Musca
tine, lowa, recently asked the object of his
affections to slope with him. The young lady
consented to do so on condition that he should
pay her debts, which amounted to a considera
ble sum. He gave her the money, but she
failed to come to time at the hour appointed
for starting, and the poor fellow is now very
miserable indeed.
The Waterbury American says :
“It has always been a mystery to us where all
the Smiths came from; but while visiting in a
neighboring city the matter was satisfactorily
explained by the appearance of a large sign
over the door of a factory, with the announce
ment that this was the ‘ Smith Manufacturing
Company.’ ”
“My dear boy,” said a lady to a
precocious youth of sixtoen, “ does your
father design you to tread the intricate and
thorny paths of a profession—the straight and
narrow paths of the ministry, or revel in the
flowery fields of literature ?” “ No, marm ;
dad says he’s going to set me to work in the
tater field.”
People should mind how they ex
press themselves at public dinners. We read,
the other day, that the builder of a church in
course of erection, when the toast of his health
was given, rather enigmatically replied that
he was “more fitted for tho scaffold than for
public speaking.”
A photographer presented a re
volver at the head of a gentleman who was sit
ting for his photograph, with the cheering re
mark: “ My reputation as an artist is at stake.
If you don’t look smiling I’ll blow your brains
out.” He smiled a ghastly smile.
“You don’t do work enough to
earn your salary,” said the head of a depart
ment in the Custom House, to one of his
clerks. “Work!” exclaimed the young man,
“I worked to get here ; you surely don’t expect
me to work any longer.”
A witness in court being interro
gated as to his knowledge of .the defendant in
tho case, said he knew him intimately, “he
had supped with him, sailed with him, and
horsewhipped him.”
A loving wife at Ramsgate said :
“ Tho horrid surf makes me keep my mouth
shut,” and her sarcastic husband replied,
“ Take some of it home with you.”
Suppose a fellar that has nothin’
marries a gal what has nothin’, is her things
his’n, or his’n her’n, or is his’n and her’n
his’n ?
Genuine pulpit eloquence and influence should
not be classified among new undertakings, nor sub
jected to either ridicule or faint praise. Fortunate
ly, there are plenty of both sexes who openly appre
ciate the “gift of Heaven/’ and willingly subscribe
to its influence. In fact, elegant metaphors from
the pulpit are far more electrifying, and more capa
ble of remembrance, than erratic expressions; the
latter are seldom used in the circle of real scholar
ship, or the abode of genius and piety—they do not
create the impression which selected language has
the power of doing, but are as mere froth, wanting
in substance, and consequently not enduring; they
may invoke a smile, but never any legitimate influ
ence. With local preachers, who have no decided
attachments for standard doctrines, a departure
from the text is a vulgar failing; and with every pro
fessional, we may say, who attempts in the pulpit to
amuse, and not instruct, there is reason to com
plain. One is almost justified in supposing that
among such, there is either a sad deficiency of
mental power, or else a vain idea that the hearer is
inferior to the author, and that whatever may be ad
vanced, will, as a matter of course, be accepted.
Pare pulpit eloquence and influence is associated
with a far loftier mission. It is intended to purify
our thoughts and actions, and to make us dislike the
descending or degrading theories that amateur ora
tors employ, both for effect and notoriety.
There is, perhaps, no city in the Union so well
supplied with pulpit energy as New York—none,
surely, where a more attentive and intelligent, if not
critical audience, can be found on a Sunday morn
ing. In the upper part of the Fifth avenue, in the
new temple or cathedral of St. Thomas, the most im
pressive sermons can bo heard, and their delivery by
Dr. Morgan is, indeed, a treat for all who fancy the
purity of style of that studious, liberal-minded and
talented Christian. His firmness of faith is proverb
ial, and even those who may be prejudiced against
the church of which he is pastor, or have a prefer
ence for some more modern authority, cannot fail to
be interested in his solemn allusions, and to admire
his oft-repeated charge to his flock to be corteous and
kind to the stranger who may appear among them.
Let such be honored, and not neglected, is the ex
clamation of the reverend gentleman, and let all who
visit the church be made to feel as if the gospel were
not encumbered in its dispensation by bigotry or
pride unbecoming a well-bred and well-endowed con
gregation. There is much wisdom in such ad
vice as Dr. Morgan gives to his hearers, and if all of
our clergymen wore less occupied with sensational
ideas, and more devoted to that intensity of affec
tion and humility that belongs to the sincere advo
cates of true religion, and which the rector of St.
Thomas unmistakably exhibits, there would be more
inducements offered for the poor and needy to enter
the mammoth churches lately erected in tho choice
sections of our city.
In times past, we had many saintly preachers, not
particularly noted for their eloquence, but more for
their simplicity and personal goodness; and the
class of people who loved and followed them, were
of a plain but intellectual origin. The children of
many of these old-fashioned members of the Episco
pal, Presbyterian, Methodist, Baptist, Dutch Re
formed, and Congregational churches, are now the
patrons of the more eloquent divines, and It is a
matter of pleasure to assert that such men as Doctor
Morgan may be found in each spiritual fold, dis
pensing the fruits of their experience and the obli-
I pMlooi of tbeft 9&IW, la guoft a manner u *oep
Sunday Edition. Wv. 13.
alive the appeals for that charitable exertion which
gives 'courage to the hearts of the woary and heavy
laden. “We have built a temple to worship in,”
says the excellent doctor, “and it is finished; now
Jet us begin, while we have the time, to build a tem
ple for tho soul, and which cannot be finished until
the day of judgment The Commandments are the
materials for the building; let us, therefore, remem
ber that we should labor to keep them.” The same
soundness of faith may be found in every denomina
tion where worldly display has no inflaenco over the
fundamental features of the pulpit orator not given
to any speculative estimate of human salvation.
Many persons whose outward appearance does but
accord with their refined mode of living, are shame
fully accused of a want of devotion in such churches
as Grace and St. Thomas, and yet are made through
the teachings of their clerical guides, the most use
ful and important members of tho Christian commu
nity. In England, the footman is often seen to
kneel side by side with the nobleman who employs
him, and why should it not be so ? When, in short,
the work of lessening the arch between the rich and
the poor has been commenced by the highest order
of pulpit orators, let every well-wisher for the safety
of society founded upon religious principles, give
them a hearty encouragement, or personally aid
them so as to warrant a speedy .introduction of more
cathedrals, more chapels, or more churches,
False Counting.—Apparently it is
not possible, under a Democratic regime, to hold a
fair election in this city, or, at all events to have the
actual result correctly declared. Thanks to the en
ergy of Marshal Sharpe, and others of the leaders of
the Republican party in this city, and the timely
conviction of Terence Quinn, the convict-repeater,
the fraudulent vote was kept down within reasona
ble limits. But for the extreme efforts put forth by
the General Government, the fraudulent vote would
have been increased at least twenty thousand.
The cheating in this instance, however, has been
done in close districts, after the polls closed, by
means of false counting by the canvassers. Thus,
in the Fifteenth Election District of the Six.h Ward,
the vote returned was: Hoffman, 381; Woodford, 1.
Twelve reputable citizens have already offered affi
davits that they voted the Republican ticket in this
district. In the Fourteenth District of the Nine
teenth Ward, the vote, on election night, was an
nounced as 200 for Mayor Hall, and 190 for Ledwith.
In the returns made out by the canvassers, the vote
is recorded as 262 for Hall and 190 for Ledwith.
Why this should have been done it is difficult to say.
Mayor Ha l made a run such as he may be proud of,
considering the forces arrayed against him; and his
majority ought to have been large enough, without
over-counting. There was no reason for double
dealing. Perhaps the good Democratic canvassers
are so used to cheating that it has become a second
nature. From other parts of the city we learn of
similar frauds, though not sufficient, perhaps, to
change the result on the Gubernatorial or Mayoralty
vote. In the close Assembly districts there has been
fraud, and, as might naturally be expected, the Re
publicans who were elected by small, majorities in
this city and elsewhere in the lower part of the State,
have been counted out, in order to secure a Demo
cratic] ascendancy Jin thit branch of the Legisla
ture, or, Jf ailing in that, a tie.
The Result on Congressmen.—ln
spite of the utmost exertions put forth by the Demo
crats in the recent elections to endeavor to break
down the Republican majority in the House of Rep
resentatives, they have signally failed to accomplish
their object It was scarcely to be supposed—per
haps indeed it was not even advisable—that so large
a Republican majority should be represented in tho
House, as it is apt to beget apathy in the future; but
the most sanguine believer in Republican success,
who had carefully noted the political signs, could not
have believed that the party would pass through the
trying ordeal so triumphantly. We have lost soma
good members through dissensions in the party—no
tably Thomas J. Jenckes in the Eastern District ol
Rhode Island, and John F. Driggs m the Sixth Dist
trict of Michigan. Mr. Jenckes is displaced by an
other Republican, and Mr. Driggs by a Democrat.
Mr. Driggs has served two terms, and, according to
custom in many of the Western districts, should
have retired in favor of a candidate from anothei
part of the district. He chose to run, and five coun
ties, strongly Republican, cast their votes for and
elected the Democratic candidate. We have gained
one in New Jersey, and one in Kentucky.
In New York the representation stands 16 Demo
crats and 15 Republicans; New Jersey, 4 Republi
cans and 1 Democrat; in Maryland, 5 Democrats,
but a decided Republican gain in the vote of every
district; Louisiana, all Republicans; South Carolina,
all Republicans; Alabama, 3 Republicans and 3 Dem
ocrats; in Tennessee, 2 Republicans and 6 Demo
crats; in Arkansas, 1 Republican and 2 Democrats;
Illinois is somewhat in doubt, but it is believed will
remain about the same as before; Kansas has given
an increased Republican majority, electing nearly
everything Republican, and insuring the return of a
man of the right kind to the United States Senate;
Nevada also elects a Republican Congressman.
Should the Republicans hold their own in the com
ing State elections, they will have a majority of from
42 to 45 members in the House of Representatives,
which is ample for all practical purposes.
The Assembly—A Probable Tie.—
The result of the election for Assemblymen is still
in doubt, with the chances in favor of a tie, owing
to the counting out process. In the Seventh dis
trict of this city, H. W. Twombly, the Republican
candidate, whom the police returns elect by seven
teen majority, has been counted out, and his Demo
cratic opponent, John Carey, returned elected. The
districts in doubt are Franklin, where the Republi
cans claim the election of James H. Pearce over A.
W. Ferguson, his Democratic opponent; the Second
district of Steuben county, where A. C. Barney,
Republican, is claimed to be elected over James G.
Bennett, Democrat, and Schuyler county, where
Elnathan Waxen, Republican, is said to have been
defeated by his Democratic opponent, William C.
Coon. Nothing but the official count can determine
the result. At present the figures stand : 65 Repub
licans to 63 Democrats, but this result is almost cer
tain to be changed so as to give the Democrats a
majority of two, or make the Assembly a tie. The
fact of a tie in the Assembly would be no novelty,
however. In 1850 there was a tie, but the seat of
Mr. Fullerton, of Orange, was contested, and it was
afterward awarded to his opponent, Mr. Eiderkin.
In the Assembly was composed of Republicans,
61; Democrats, 59; Americans, B—giving the latter
the balance of power, and, by a coalition with the
Democrats, the American candidate, Mr. Alvord,
was chosen. Agam, in 1862, there was a tie. Mr.
Callicott, one of the members from Brooklyn, a
Democrat, but elected by Republican votes, was
chosen after a most excited contest, the life of
Mr. Callicott being openly threatened by the Demo
cratic roughs from this city and Brooklyn, who were
taken up there by the Democratic leaders for ths
purpose of overawing, if possible, tire wavering
members. There may be a repetition of these
stormy scenes when the Assembly convenes.
To the Editor of the N. Y. Dis
patch.—The election being over, and the Repub
hcan party having been defeated in this State, you
will probably, with the true Republicans, reflect
upon the causes which brought about such a result.
Knowing how faithful to the party you have always
been, without selfish motives, I take the liberty of
suggesting through your columns that Congress
ought to pass an election law which there will be no
difficulty in understanding and construing, and
which will not be superseded by a compromise such
as was made between the U. S. authorities and tho
“Bing” on the night before election. Then let men
carry out its provisions who will serve without any
motive but to do justice to the law, instead of per
sons acting as mere hirelings. Your effort, sus
tained by the true Republicans of this State, to savo
the Republican party from ruin, by compelling Tam
many dogs to show their collars, will, I trust, be suc
cessful. Our parly, reorganized on a solid and hon
est basis, with none but Republicans representing it,
will grow stronger every year. Encourage German
Republicans. Give them a proper recognition ac
cording to their strength in the respective districts*
Distribute the patronage of the party according to
the merits of applicants as Republicans, and thus
strengthen the reliable workers. This is the only
way to bring about discipline and confidence in ou»
ranks. Let no more promises be made by leaders
for temporary purposes, but let them act honestly
and justly, and you will learn that this great State
can be as true in Republican principles, faithfully
carried out, as Massachusetts or Vermont can. New
York ought to be this day the model of a true Re
publican State, instead of being the “ Slave of tho
Ring.” A Geeman Ambbican.
It is reported in a Democratic pa«
per that Gov. Hoffman restored the criminal, Quinn,
to citizenship immediately after he had been sen*
fenced by the United States authorities to Prison.
This was a tribute, probably, to the martyrdom of
Quinn, in the Democratic cause of “repeating.”
The murderer of James Logan is
in the hands of the police. As it is now after elec
tion, and his political services not in immediate de
mand, he may possibly follow John Real into per
manent retirement.
We do not notice so many red
ihirh in our parts and streets. Are the poor Demo
cratic laborers all discharged, now that election if
over, and their votes no longer wanted ?

xml | txt