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Bennett, of the New York Herald, is, so far as we know, the
only man in America capable of taking such a wanton liberty with the name of the heroic Farragut as that of proposing to “run”—or rather to “ruin”—him as Democratic candidate for the Presidential Chair. The impudence of the entire affair is positively ludicrous. Just read the following, which we quote from the Columbus (Ohio) Journal: The telegraphic report, coming from Alabama, that Ad miral Farragut is talked of as a Democratic candidate for the Presidency, will be read by those who know the gallant Ad miral with irrepressible laughter. A more uncompromising Republican and outspoken Radical is now not living. While in Columbus, Farragut frankly and freely made known to many of our leading citizens his political views, and declared in unmistakable language, his detestation of the policy and principles of what he termed the Copperhead party! It is well understood, as well as very generally believed, that, by a pious process peculiar to the followers of St. Tam * many, from twelve to twenty thousand bogus (Democratic) voters are manufactured every year in the city of New York. We, ourselves, have found out instances which it would not be very difficult to prove in a court of law. Just think of twenty thousand false oaths registered each year before heaven, in order that the gigantic plunder may be preserved to its present possessors! We learn from a cotemporary that— By the arrest in Troy of a drunken man, a search of his person, and his own confession, it appears that he—one Pat rick Daley, from Salem, Washington county—and twenty others had just obtained their naturalization papers. Daley has been in the country but two years and seven months. It is believed that few, if any, of the others were legally entitled to naturalization. Such cases show the looseness, if not the corruption, with which the business is conducted, and also prove how easily the Democrats manufacture voters. Two years, indeed! Why, some of them are not in the country as many days till they are full-blown American citizens. One of the most important bills that has been introduced in the House of Representatives this session was presented by Mr. Schenck, from the Committee on Ways and Means, on the 10th instant, and passed that body by a nearly unanimous vote, 122 to 2. It abolishes all taxes on manufactures ex cept those on whisky, tobacco, and three or four others, sweeping away, it is said, not less than ten thousand petty, vexatious and oppressive taxes, the collection of which is effected at a cost altogether disproportioned to the returns. This is a step, yes, it is more, it is a vast stride in the right direction. Revenue, to, be collected cheaply and without fraud and annoyance, must be obtained from the fewest num ber of articles of general consumption and use possible. The passage of the bill in the Senate, of which there is no doubt, will give great and greatly needed relief to manufacturers of all kinds throughout the country. According to Mr. Schenck, the five per cent, tax on manu factures amounted last year to $146,223,000, of which, $61, 429,000 were collected on the articles which it is proposed to still retain on the schedule, viz.: oils distilled from coal, fermented liquors, on distilled spirits of all kinds, on tobacco, snuff) and cigars, and illuminating gas. The measure, there fore, would result in an aggregate reduction in revenue of $84,000,000. But it is proposed to put a specific tax on cer tain manufactures, and a tax of one-twentieth of one per cent, on sales over $5,000, which, Mr. Schenck believed, < would result in a return of at least $20,000,000; so that the total loss of revenue would not exceed $60,000,000. The re duction in expenditures in the year it is believed will amount to double that sum, so that our financial exhibit will be none the 'worse, while a heavy load will be lifted from the manufacturers and the public. An Irish Republican Presidential Campaign Club was organized on Wednesday evening, at No. 90 Fourth avenue, General Dennis Burke presided. An address is to be pre pared for circulation, and arrangements are being made to establish branch associations in every ward in the city. Three hundred and fifty members have been enrolled within two weeks’ time. We quote the following from the London correspondence of the New York Tribune. It was written on March 14tlx: The Tuesday has come and gone, and the Earl of Mayo has made his speech. Weaker speech no mortal ever made, and, after all, there was no policy to declare. Mr. Horsman summed it up epigrammatically, but truly, as declaring in respect to the Church a policy of inaction, as to Land a policy of procrastination, and on Education a policy of reaction. It might be condensed into a still shorter sentence as a policy of impudence. Lord Mayo would have the world believe that the law of landlord and tenant in Ireland is a perfectly just law. Then he proposes a commission of inquiry into it, the result of which he announces beforehand will be to prove that nothing can be changed. Then he goes on to suggest one or two changes to be effected in advance of the inquiry. The Church is to be let alone, though it is too rotten for even a Tory Secretary to defend. Finally, to pro mote education the Government will establish and endow— that is, pay out of the public money—a purely Catholic university. Not even Mr. Disraeli would have dared to come before Parliament with a statement so jejune as this, but for the understanding, to which I have before referred, that neither partv wanted to deal, this session, with Ireland, and that the Opposition would not attack at the risk of a dissolution in case of a victory. All that is said and not said, has there fore but one meaning, to postpone action. But the Liberals have changed their minds, or at least they are beginning to doubt whether a dissolution and the enormous expense of two elections in two following years, would not be a more endurable evil than the prolongation of Disraeli’s reign. The Ministry shows no frankness. Why should the Opposi tion show favor? I hear, accordingly, that there is a chance of a vote being passed which will be equivalent to a vote of want of confidence. Mr. Gladstone, it is said, will go down to the House on Monday prepared to demand from the Ministry either that they shall adopt some tangible policy for Ireland, or yield to those who will. I cannot say that this is a thing resolved, but it is a thing contemplated, and long before you read this you have learned that the Irish debate ended without result. From London we learn by the Atlantic cable, that on the evening of March 23d, Mr. Gladstone introduced to the House of Commons the resolutions on church reform in Ireland, of which he gave notice last week. These resolutions are three in number, and are in substance as follows: First: That in the opinion of this House the Irish Church should cease to exist as an establishment; due regard being had, however, for personal interests and the rights of property. Second: That no new personal rights should be created, and that the Commission on the Irish Church should limit its operations to matters of immediate necessity, pending the final action of Parliament upon the whole question. Third: That a petition should be presented to the Queen praying that the Church patronage of Ireland be placed at the disposal of Parliament. When they had been read Mr. Disraeli said the Govern ment would be ready to meet the consideration of the resolu tions in the House by the end of the present month, and it was agreed that the debate on the subject should commence on the 30th of May. At the American Embassy in London, on the afternoon of 14th March, an address was presented to Mr. Adams by a deputation from the British Branch of the International League of peace and liberty. It is a testimonial especially noticeable because it comes from very radical men. Mr. Beales is President of the branch, and delivered an address, which commends the statesmanship, firmness and courtesy shown by Mr. Adams, thanks him for his faithful efforts, and begs him to tell America that England rejoices in her victory. Mr. Adams read a written reply as follows: “ I am happy to receive you, gentlemen, and to hear from you an expression of the friendly sentiments which Jyou en tertain towards my countrymen and myself. It is no part of my province, nor my wish, to draw any line of distinction between individuals or classes in the community in which you make an influential portion, nor yet to enter into ques tions which belong particularly to yourselves. It is enough for me to be assured of your good will, and to have reason to believe that it is now generally entertained. As to myself, having had the satisfaction to receive the full approbation of my country for the action which you likewise commend, it naturally follows that the compliments you pay to me are even more deserved by the authority without which I should have been powerless. If such be the ruling spirit on both sides, I am at a loss to perceive the reasons for your alarm about unsettled questions. Where the will is good some way to an arrangement is sure ultimately to follow. In my belief, the sum of all true diplomacy is to be found in the Christian maxim of doing to your neighbor as you would have him do to you. If all nations were to carry that rule into practice, there would be no wars and few controversial dispatches. “ I pray you to accept my earnest wishes for the health and happiness of each and every one of you.'’ A dispatch dated London, March 26, asserts that Captain Deasy, who was, in company with Colonel Burke, rescued from the police at Manchester on the occasion of the riots in that town, has been arrested at Salford, and lodged in jail. The Australian correspondent of the New York Tribune, writing from Melbourne on January 28, says: Prince Alfred, the second son of Queen Victoria, left our hospitable shores on the 4th, and it is probable that the feel ing of relief experienced was mutual. Undoubtedly, the good citizens of Melbourne were glad to get rid of him, for he did not exhibit much of the dignity of royalty, and set an example by no means to be commended to the contempla tion of the rising generation. When His Koyal Highness landed no demonstration of respect and loyalty was too ex travagant; when he left, the influential Australasian spoke thus of him : . , “ The future of the great off-shoots of Britain offers a prob lem to the minds of English statesmen, beginning to be studied, but the solution of which has not extended beyond the opinion that it is undesirable to allow them to become antagonistic republics like that of North America. It is possible enough, therefore, that had these colonies been bent, like the children of Israel of old, upon asking for a king, and Prince Alfred not invincibly opposed to a southern seat of empire, the world might have witnessed in those days the astonishing spectacle of a second British monarchy. Were any such idea as this entertained, however, when the Galatea left Europe, a grave mistake was made in failing to send a Mentor with the young Telemachus. If it was intended by this visit to create among the colonists an ardent desire to have a royal court established in their midst, the choice of courtiers was, to say the least of it, unfortunate. The central figure, however acceptable as a distinguished visitor, lias certainly not impressed the people of \ ictoria with a belief in his capacity as a ruler, or his determination strictly to perform the thousand harrassing duties appertaining to a high station. He has failed lamentably in the kingly virtue of punctuality, while of that dignity of demeanor which is said to befit the prince, we have had but few examples. But if a resident Prince Alfred would not be enthusiastically accept able, so far as Victorian opinion goes, what would be thought of a Court composed of Newrys and Yorkers? Our colonial youth are not backward in what, in common parlance, is termed “ fastness,” but we believe they might take lessons in rapidity from these scions of the British aristocracy. With these for our noblemen, it would become a matter of curious speculation as to who would be our noble women ! No; if simple-minded Australian colonists were intended to be con verted into eager lovers of aristocracy, the wrong men were sent to innoculate them with the passion. My lords and ladies and most grave statesmen of bonnie old England, consider this gravely. It may bring to your minds the impertinence of certain American colonies in days long ago. And verily here are more of your children pre suming to think for themselves, actually daring to scan with a critical eye a prince whom you have sent to them as the chosen representative of your virtue, intelligence and royalty, and to weigh his qualities, good and bad, in their colonial scales, and, worst of all, to find them wanting. Audacity supreme ! Insolence insufferable! Miserable, simple colo nists, beware what you do! You are rising a smile of con tempt from my lady of the Court, and a violent oath from my lord,” On which our excellent cotemporary, the Tribune, writes an able editorial, which concludes as follows: The people of Australia, if they are to have a Prince Resident, may well desire to have one who will not break the peace which it is his official business to preserve—who will not set a dangerous example of licentiousness and debauchery —who will not maintain an extravagant and disorderly Court —who will not waste the wealth of his people in riotous livings, and who will not give those faculties which should be employed in the service of the State to the wild pursuit of frivolous pleasures. It appears pretty plainly that the Duke of Edinburgh is not the young man who is wanted; and it is equally clear that since he is not wanted he will not be forced upon a proud, and reluctant, and powerful colony. The Campaign in Connecticut.—The special corre spondent of a daily cotemporary, writing from Hartford on March 25tli, says: The Fenian Head Center of the State, Richard McCloud, has taken the stump for Grant and victory. The Johnsonians admit the advantage we enjoy in organiza tion. They say that they are a month behind us. This is true, and it is important. Our canvass of every town and district in the State is quite thorough, and shows at intervals, a constant accumulation of strength. We have not speakers enough, so great is the desire of the people to hear. They should be sent on from Washington at once. Instead of Honorables filing into the Senate Chamber to listen to Im peachment there, let them file into Connecticut and try Im peachment here. The truth is, Impeachment set this State in a blaze, as it did New Hampshire; and it will be carried by Impeachment, if the Senate gives evidence of an honest intention to dispose of it with reasonable dispatch. The truth is clear that the Johnsonians are in an actual minority in Connecticut at the present time, and will be declared so by the election results, unless their vote manufactories change the figures in the meantime. These are running day and night. The largest run is at New Haven, where the largest voting grist is to be ground from the foreign material. But our people are confident that even these cannot overcome our gains in the country. Abyssinia. — According to latest accounts, things were looking anything but “beautifully blue” for the English in vaders. The following telegram, which we take from the New York Herald, shows that Theodore will fight, and may probably conquer: Antalo, Abyssinia, March 6, via London, March 28, 1868. The Commander-in-Chief and officers of the English ex pedition advancing for the liberation of the captives have become convinced, from positive information from the ex treme front, that king Theodore is prepared and means to fight. Major General Napier is now aware that the royal native army is placed in a very strong position, situated between two rivers, near lake Hiak, the watershed of the country being, it is said, in this region. The fortress and palace of Magdala are distant two days’ march in the rear of the king’s headquarters. Deep ravines encircle the Abyssinian camp. In this camp, and on the line towards Magdala, Theodore has 15,000 warriors, the works and camp being defended by six large guns. On the east and south of lake Hiak—Hiak means “ sea ” or “shore”—are high and steep mountains; the lake being, it is said, about forty-five English miles in circumference. The river Mille flows past to the east, the river Bashilo run ning rapidly to the west, and somewhere between the two; on Christianized soil, regarded as holy, the king is said to be posted. General Napier has six thousand English troops posted here, (Antalo,) the capital of Enderta, and one of the princi pal towns of the Tigre territory. The General will move to Ashangi. To-morrow the advance brigade moves, and the General leads by choice. Baggage of every description has been reduced two-tliirds by order. Forage for the cattle—of which a large number are required —is scarce. The roads are very bad and difficult to travel, the country being for the most part dry, of volcanic formation. The Queen’s soldiers are suffering from dysentery and fever. The Arabs of Algeria seem to be about as “ happy and prosperous,” under the foreign domination of France, as the people of Ireland have been under that of England: The last reports of the famine in Algeria are awful to read. The old horror of the siege of Jerusalem has come again. A wretched mother has cooked and eaten, with the surviving children, the fruit of her womb. Another authenticated in stance of cannibalism is recorded where the least to be pitied victim of the famine was the full grown man who was eaten. An incident (says the Courrier deVAlgerie) took place lately at the market of Affreville, near Milianah, which might have been attended with deplorable results. A great number of Arabs, supposed to be as many as 1,000, ail at once made their appearance there ostensibly for the purpose of buying. They were ragged in their attire, but each man caried under his burnous a matrak, (a species of large knife). They soon crowded all the avenues of the market, the only representa tives of European authority and public force on the spot being the deputy-mayor, the garde-champetre, and two gen darmes. About 10 in the morning, when business was at its height, the Arabs, acting like one man, suddenly precipi tated themselves on the stalls of the persons selling articles of food, and in an incredibly short space of time, bread, meat, vegetables, fruit and grain disappeared before this famished horde. The European dealers took to flight, while those of the Arab and Jewish races manfully defended their property as best they could, using their tent-poles, and resisting the assailants bravely. The deputy-mayor and the few men at his disposal aided the dealers, and at length succeeded in quelling the disturbance, and even made some arrests. The j band of strage Arabs disappeared as suddenly as they had come, and avoiding to do anything more than seizing on articles to eat. The Cretan Commission at Athens has addressed an appeal for help to all sovereigns of Europe, and to the President of the United States. The Russian fleet humanely continues to carry non-com batants to Greece.