Newspaper of The Chicago Tribune, January 20, 1867, Page 2

Newspaper of The Chicago Tribune dated January 20, 1867 Page 2
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(£ljicaigo 3Trtbtmc* DAILY, TEI-WEEKLY ASD^IYEEELY. OFFICE, Ro. 81 OLABK-9T. There are three ediUocs of toe Tdbcsx Issued. Ist. very moraine. far circulation by cimcn, newsmen arc the mails.'’ fid. The Tsx-wrslt, Mondays, Wed. eiaavs and’ Pndaya, for the malls only; tad ths W’Kzxx.T.oaThursdays,lbrthemalls and saleatoor roatier and by newsmen. 4 Tcnu of the Chicago .Tribune: - , patty delivered tn the aty (Mr vreeb 8* 88 - . • - -<per goarter).—•- Pally, to mall subscribers (per annum, pays o'eta advance) ♦ *3*55 Trl-Wcekly. (per annum, payaolc In advance) Q.OO Weekly, (per ar.pnm, narab:c tnadvance) a.OO fT Fractional paro of the year at the tame ratea. Or Perrons mnitttag and ordering five or mote copies of either the Trl-Wcekly or Weekly ©dlUoat, may retain tea per cent of the aabsoipuon price as a commlmloa. * KcMcs to scnacxTßXßL—in ordering the address cl your paper* chanced, to prevent delay, be ante and apccliy what edition yea take—i.eekly, Tri-WceXJy, or daily. Alio, civeyonrrßXsxsTasdrntnre address i3T Money, by Draft, Express, Money order*, or I a K'elrt'redLeaera.maybesentatoartUk. Address, TRIBUNE COL Cbleaso. til. SUNDAY, JANUARY 30,1887. LVII.S OF OJBREItCI CONTttAC- TION. If there be one political measure or public policy In which the people of the entire ■Weal arc a solid unit In opposition .thereto, It Is the scheme of currency contraction which Pccrttary McCulloch la forcing upon the country. In an evil hour, Congress lost summer al lowed Itself to be persuaded or fooled Into passing an act anlhoilzlng the .Secretary of 11,c Treasury to retire and bnrn fbtir millions of greenbacks per month. This little act Is the parent of more mischief to the business Interests of tbo country than nny law Congress has enacted for years past, and ai long as it stands tmrepeal- • cd u will do evil and that continually. The m t provides that for the first «U montha but after the expiration of sir-months the cancellation of legal tenders shall go on nt the rate of dB,(XXi,O(Xi per year. The six nti'iiUis expired ou the Ist of November, l*nd, when without previous notice or warn- Ing, Mr. MeCulloeh.pT4rJ eighteen inltlimu cl gtcenlineks out of the National Batiks, nml burnt them. Wc alt remember wlmtn fright It cave Wall street anil what a panic was created In financial centres for several wed,Si Tin? banks ollel this sudden Vl«ila tb'it ami depletion* were obliged to MiorleO tip thvlr Ulfcmuil Hues considerably. At the < ti«l of n month (4,UW,00t1 inure legal lefifleri were tiillitirawo thrill the bahhs alid ties!roved. Iti December (IdWdKM more Were i bet led lull and (leslhtjedi Altlmelidnf I fil® nmnlb—a Week betme* HtMO.Ukl more Will he withdrawn ft trill btislfitwi nktl bOHied; Ahil so (Ills tfis «-m* ).((.h-so bill t'MHtIHIM I fill'll lilt l (rtsl i. fib-mk dlrHppHifs UHltUs UdligHU* llmtml llUjHiqdlfilb Tim WtllldfAtfftl , l of Ihklms lots nlmnly I ■»r.(|Mflg»l Hldid fellllOjUHi'f 111 All iMlsliiOM • I" Us, Wblfill.lWlft rilfMl'lly Oh PVOfy llldil* InlfFM. Tli*» wlndu immilfimlmlfig ii. has hot ii iHflljr Imrl f IbmuHmii o| Hm,l,lup lunt wre lining llirnwii old id flip plojo iol in ||o> dead of wlnl'ifr A failure «>i t *.i ihli-nt u In |l|u finnfii-tu) fnlnr.i |* bu »; hilling (u be widely full among eapltaliiti, l.uipe entf ipitics intended In ho noinmenred in (ho spring, ore now to ho postponed, • ** lAt i»k la nainrally timid ninl auspicious. Mm of menus derm It wiser and ruler to 'VlieeK up" operations until Ihu rmdnie th'ii pulley Jins completed tin work of do- Mnullmi mi the prosperity of (ho country. 'I he Nntli.onl Treasury has Inst since last October ul least fifteen tnlllioni of revenue In runsiHjtiiorn of McCulloch's eoolmcllon soeele payment scheme. Tin* busluesi* of Ibe country Is drying tip, nod revenue re. < dpi* necessarily I'alt olf. If this policy Is p< rsbted in for one year longer tho (Invent ineot w 111 lost? not leas than sevonty-five mil lions of revenue thereby. Now this la a pretty serious mdltcr. Tho wludo country van buoyant with Uic hope three months ago, thatCuugiera would repeal ncady ull the harden of Internal taxation on and reduce the odious, onerous and Inquisi torial Income tax fully one half, ul this ses sion. But If (he mischievous contraction policy ha allowed to go on, (he hopes of the people arc defined to cad disappoint ment. Tho national revenues will ho ao badly reduced under the effect of hard times mused by the squeezing, pinching, contrac tion of the currency, that but Utile taxation can be repealed. McCulloch's policy is thercfTc like the stone which killed two. birds: It knocks over tho revenue at the same time that it wounds or destroys the business of the country. The duty of Congress Is plain and simple.* I. Let it repeal without delay, the actau- withdraw and hum four millions a month of legal tenders. 2. Let it order a new Issue of thirty millions of legal tenders to replace those taken from circulation. 3, Let It dU reel the Secretary to invest the said thirty millions of new greenbacks In 7*30 bonds, thereby paviogofr nearly thirty roUllonsoflbe bonded debt plopping forever more than two millions of interest, now paid oat of the., sweat of the people in the shape of taxes. This simple measure would restore confi dence tcfall circles; and promote most pow erfully a renewal of activity and buoyancy in trade and production. It would strength en the national credit by withdrawing from an overloaded market thirty millions of tiMids: it would reduce ttic interest account of the nation; it would cause revenue to treasury’ in a volume as largo as before the contraction folly began. It would enable Congress to repeal a heavy load of Internal taxation, because an abun dant revenue could then bo calculated uppn confidently. Contraction of Interest bearing bonds by reducing the debt, benefits the credit o( the (•ovcrnmciit: hut contraction oCthc uoa-ln trroßt legal tenders on the In dustry nl the country, reduces the public revenue and Viasls doubt on the financial M'undncss of the Government. SOMHTIUNtt ADOOI- BBIDKIII' AND KLISyTION*. A curious passage In tbc proceedings of the English House of Commons, which oc curred near three hundred ago, Is a/iro ;*•» of the hill about to be Introduced In Cun tresp. to prevent or punish the practice of I ilhcry In the elections of Senators and Hen* r< sentntives. In the session of 1571, during the reign or (jticcn Elizabeth, n fine was Im posed on the borough of Westhury, for re ceiving a bribe of yi»wr ponmh tlerUng from ’llmtnns Long, n tneinber who woe declared t>> ho “a very simple man and of small ca “pnoUy to servo In tbit place';*’ end the Major of Westliury was ordered to reps/ the tnoncy. Long, however, does not scorn 1u have been expelled. Mr. Ilnllam tells us thin in the earliest precedent on record for the punishment of bribery In ctccllons. It would seem ' from . the manner In which the tine was imposed, that tho of fence was commuted by the borough ill Its corporate capacity, and Hint Long was sent to represent 11 In the House ol Commons,,qn (■•nnhlotatioti ol paying the sum named into the public treasury. K'sUeh was (he ease, it wbp ccitalnly a very extraordinary proceed* lug, ami none sipilhir to It ever occurred In this eotihlty. U would appear that the ptlcn of Mllee* hnn advanced laigoly since (tint Hum, as well as the price of tattler coni* Inmllltc*. In ttmse days Hip assf*stnonts nil candidates for Congress, to defray tliu IcgUb mate exprnsts of the campaign, would tie re* gut«t' d very low nt sevaral limes the Amomil paid by the fortunate Long. If report* are trim, some of ihw candldaum In the strong DmuocraUo (JUt rlcU of New York, had to pay out Mima t«* secure their nomination, which would have made a handsome fortune for a peer in the lime of Elizabeth. Mr. Dames, the successful candidate In the Brooklyn dU tnct, as well as his unsuccessful rival in the nominating Convention, has been indicted under a recent bribery statute of the State of New York, and If reports arc true he will have to sell a great many patent medicines to moke good bis bill of expenses. lie has tried several times before to got the nomina tion, but never succeeded until last fall. It U said that within the last few yean men Lure paid as high as fifty thousand, and even a hundred thousand dollars to secure the position of Mayor of New York City, and that some have ’failed even after Investing this large amount in a nomination campaign ex penses. There Uno cltv in .the world where the class known as “slrilTcrs" understand their business more thoroughly than In New Tork. Tour strlkcrhas life most happy faculty In the world tomato the candidate believe that without bis InflnQnce, success in the election la quite Impossible. He says be can com mand twenty, fifty, a hunflred, or even five Hundred votes, according to the amount he expects to wring from his victim, or accord ing to hla views of his victim’s credulity. The * • boys”arc willing to support tho nomination, hut they expect ft little something to make them feci good on election day, and will be cure to go for the man who helps them to It: * And so the victim bleeds, according to his faith In the power and honesty of the striker; and the striker pnts the money In his pocket and keeps iFthcre, and plays tbe samogamo on the candidate of the other party, !f he can. Candidates who arc known to Lavo money are pursued and persecuted by this class of rascals, until they arc compelled to conceal themselves, or go Into the country, to escape theU Importunities. This Is asp©- cles of bribery, or, rather, of extortion, which the law cannot reach, and which Is the terror and dread of “green" candidates. Mr. Long, It wonld seem, encountered none of these annoyances, loathe good old days of tbe great Queen, lie simply paid hls four pound* sterling into the treasury, of Westbary , v and that grateful borough seat Mm to the House of Commons without Tar* Iber ado or difficulty. By 'all Means,,lf offices arc to be sold, let the proceeds go Into the public treasury, for' of the whole community, Instead of a few for* tnnatc individuals. .The enforcement of such a rule would greatly lighten the burdens of* the groaning tax-payers of Now York and Brooklyn. • SI3JPATjay~, (WlTfl JCOUADBEIi* ism, Among the {vexed question* in nwnU, there Is hardly any one more jiumUdc than that ■which' relates to the causes of our sym pathy with successful scoundrclism. Why la It that all' the world the dearest principles of practical ethics, and suffers sympathy with clever scaroplshncss to over rule the instinctive verdict of conscience? Why do we love the sack-swigging FalsUfl, in spite of his intemperance, swaggering'and lice, and 'sympathize with every practical . joker rather than with his Innocent victim? Why do we secretly extol the “big regno” who rohs Mr. Lord ol a million and a half of dollars before his very eyes, or the colossal knave who swindles by wholesale, sdropiy jewing his creditors ont of fifty or a hundred thousand dollars, and despise the thief who is arrested for petty larceny, as a contempti ble fellow? Why IS it that, os Porleas af firms, ■OnetDtirdcrrnakeja villain, A thousand a hero?" In a late article op 41 Tho Fascination of Crime," wo dlscnsscd a question kindred to this; wo shall now attempt a solution of the problem wc hate, just suggested. The secret wc believe to he ibis: it Is not with tbo erimt, os such, that men sympathize, bnt with the irureft*, or rather with tho heroic qualities, the energy, or the Ingenuity, which the crime represents. All the world over, there U a tendency in men to worship success. Wc. may censure this feeling, and call it hard names ; but an Instinct that Is so natural, ' 'mid so universal, must have its roots deep In human nature, and cannot he altogether bad. In the successful scamp, wc admhc the sue —, ~j r„,„i vn (br> aantnplshncM for the sake of tho vital force that lies behind It. 11, as Benceahas declared, the grandest specta cle the gods can behold,Ms n virtuous man struggling with adversity, la It strange that lufn should sympathize with even a criminal who exhibits almost superhuman pluck and endurance, and wins his object In spile of ever-varied and hnllllng obstacles? It H not according to the evil which they have or have not done, that men are estimated, hut nceoidliig to their servleeablencHS and cupa blllty. “Unodv men” are despised the world over; A tunli to whntn nature has iieHi tilggohl of brains, atni who is therefore powerless M good or crisis sneered at ns "ah innocent.“ This Is hoi because* ns trench {no readily concludes, men assume dial the first end t hief the IntellecA linl IfU'tilllep Is lo do hurl J bul because (he defile In intellect are ulllm tncnpahleof perpetialhm areal mischief and of doing tfirnl boml; Ills p'lif/fes, iiol lies, that utve ns our plaeu In (lie world. :Vm/u*e ehfnds, mw iiilhhn r/fhi, says «If Tliomas Jlrowioi, “Is dm |hm‘sv oilhMuM d.vnir niiMh|hm!thh> pdimt (InmiHs and imln>Mu* nr minivoiia) vhMm,'<n vfihm of llodr swaut volpmor ulsridnnliuinilnn, nro litlliMiinil |nilraw< liigii-ioio* ami imwiip<t|ui|<* j nml gnmih hiMj.Miml liomjimiH drortnrou ilmm from luimls wlilcii, except fur those wnmirimi ul|Ui would point at tlmin, “dm alow, mu moving finger of taom.“ When (ha amll uiicu-riHini of l*iipu Clcmmil mug with furi ous ontcilrs for Jnallouon llenvcnulo Cellini, •vim, If tmlf-tt-doKuii murders could glvo n lllli , pH richly dosi?rvQd to swing from Dm gallows ns any imraan Hint ever dangled ftmu I but uulioiky wood, bis Holiness re plied: 44 AH this li very well, gentlemen. These murders ore had things, wo know that. Hut where am I to got another Benvenuto, If you hang Uilj mio fbr inoT“ Thera Is point ns well o« pbjuatiey In this answer, the logic nl whlchMins commended Itself to other dlgnlinrlcs besides Popos. ('el)inl lind murdered ninnn who had slulti bin (<;,'s) brother In soirdcfonco; and when nnlnkecper, whoso homo hu had overridden, kept hlssuddlo and hrldlo In retaliation, ho bulled his dagger In the spluo of Ids nock. Yet the Pope, while lie condemned the man, could not kelp admiringilm artist; and even with Mbbael Angelo, who was onoof 4‘Na lure’s noblemen," Cellini's irascibility and profligacy did not prevent Ids being on terms o| Intimate friendship. Of course, this la an extreme case; and "the extreme Inmgliullvo ncfS of a brain which had » fibre of Insanity In 11, near which genius often Bus," might buve been urged by Cellini’s frlendi In cx- tenimthm of his conduct. But, to tike a milder Illustration Is it strange that the . world should prefer to listen with "ravished ears "to tho sunl-ontrnuclng strains of a Grlsi or an Albnnl, even were their moral characters somewhat questionable, to hear iug tnu Mricaniß ui a ttnic-nito cam. who, though boasting all tbc virtues under Ueavcu— " cracks Ho voice of melody, And bleaks tbu logs of time?" Would not any man, salat or sinner, prefer ■an elegant, .well-fitting pair of hoots made by an Immoral cobbler, to a pair of the most pious man's manufacture, which were' clumsily shaped, and gave him corns? Would not any Judge of acting go farther, and pay more,to sec the Othello or Tagooftho cider Booth, were ho olive—notwithstanding Junius Brutus was sometimes "balmy"— than to hear * tho bollowings ofa teetotal Forrest 1 Will not the cxqulbUo,Qiclodics or Cliildc Harold be always cujoycd more by . even the most religions man. of taste, than the rhymligs of moral poclllngs, whose only boost is that their verse is " poor, but pious P" Tho truth Is, tho world has always acted upon this principle, and R Is only In dolence or cowardice which has left our ethical teachings so far behind the universal and necessary practice. Even aa children, wc Irtilf despise the "good boys I .’ of story books, and delight privately In Don't Care, for, sad as was the end to which Don't Care came, ho, at auy r&tc, came to jojik? end, w hereas most persons come to He showcd'vltallty, free, unconstrained, Inde pendent vitality, that Don't Care ! TIIIC TliNUltlS OP OPPIOE. The Senate mi Friday Inst passed by n vote of 'JU to b, a bill regulating the tenure ol civil offices undcT the United Slates. Tho bill provides that every person, except members oithc Cabinet and Judges, appointed to civil office with tbc advice and consent of the 4 Scnnlc, shall continue to Jiohl that office un til Ills successor shall have been appointed and confirmed In like manner, except In cases where, during the reeMs of the Senate, such person shall be guilty of official mis conduct, or Tor any other reason shall become incapable, or legally Raided to perform the duties of the office; In such case thu President may suspend such officer and designate some person tenii>ornrily to per form t lie duties until the action of the Senate thereon at its uext meeting. Asa general proposition Federal patronage has coated to be a power In directing and controlling public .sentiment, or In Influ* racing the action of the people nt elections. Thai fact was demonstrated last fall, when a coirnpt President, luffing .unlimited control of tho appointing power, was unable, with nil bis patronage, to control tin) voles of even one.tenth of those holding office under him/ The election of Iwxi was ft contest between Executive power end ilcpubilcan principles, and there never was a more gratifying Instance of the lucorntpllMlUy of tho people than was shown In Ihe nnintmUy with which they re* pmllattd the President's bribes and threats. The people have a direct Interest In having all piddle offices lilted by competent ami honest nten, and when they have got snob men In office, they have a direct Internal In keeping them there, free of all apprehen. ■lnna of removal or dictation, by the Prasl* dfcnt or any other person. There never was a time more auspicious than the preaenl for auch a bill aa this. It la a tmi virtually to emancipate tbe minds, and hearts,and action of all men holding Federal office. It holds out a reward for official In-* tegrlty by making it a shield against party malice and Executive revenge. It protects official fidelity, and gives to the honest offi cer anjtfwrance that he will not be dismiss ed except for crime or incapacity. It lifts the men who hold tliege offices from the con dition oof personal dependency; and tells them that as long' as they are faith ftrt to their duly, they are eating their own bread and butter, honestly earned, and not that of the President. The Constitution never contemplated the wanton dismissal of the employes of the Government by the President or any one else. It vests the appointing power In the President, by and with thc>dvicc and con sent of the Senate,. As the "Senate Is not al ways In It vests him, In cases of va cancies happening in the recess, with the power to make appointments not extending beyond the end of tho next, session of that body— Uiub* clearly, terms, limit ing bis power by making its exercise depend ent upon the concurrence of tbe Senate. As to tbe constitutionality ol the bill there can bo no possible question. Forovcrflfly years the action of the Government was uniformly that the removal of one man and the confirmation of hls successor were simultaneous. But the contrary practice has been growing more general, until now the tenure of office Is regu lated by Executive favor. Official Integrity bos given way as a qualification for office, to brawling worship of the President, and the price of retaining office Is personal fealty to tho Executive rather than fidelity to pub lic trust, dl la lime to break up this entire system. it time to remove mere office-holding from tbe excitements of politics. It Is time to make honesty, and Integrity, and capacity, suffi cient qualification during the term of office. When John Tyler was IPresldenl there was a Democratic majority In the Senate; that body rejected hundreds of nomination! .by tbo President—rejected even nominations tor Cabinet officers. John Tyler sought to dlsgraco-the country by appointing men dis tasteful to the Senate, and in dignantly repudiated his actiqp. He.then' sought, by a resort to the powec;'of filling vacancies occurring during IhCv recess, to escape the vigilance of Jhat bodyi but they were not to be thus deprived of tbplr constitutional prerogative, ahd his action. The universal Judgment of the Senate then was that the action of the Presi dent was disgraceful. Time has not sanc tioned the practice, but has made the evil more MrcnalyW'pnd thft Spnat**in tTm pu sage of this,bill, has f donea good thing, and a wise thing, forthccounUy., . ; ? ; This is no party measure. It places the appointments of airthose now lo office and confirmed by thoßcnate—pnd a majority of them arc_Democrats and Jolmsbnltcs—be* 'yond the r.eacb Tithe Pres*’ ideal, except for crime and official misconduct, during bis term of office. It prevents the filling of offices by the mere psederers of the President during the rcccfls of Hie Senate, and cats off the horde of Ex cxutlvc sycophants who, under bis protec tion, live upon the public treasury. It makes the concurrence of the Senate a prerequisite to a legal appointment, and thus vindicates o long abused and violated provision of tbo Constitution. STATE TAXATION, There is grcatMnjustlcc In the manner In which assessments arc made In this State. The law requires all property to bo listed and valued at Its actual worth In money or usual selling price. This Is never done. Each Assessor adopts his own standard. One assesses half the actual value, another one third, and some less than one-tenth. This creates great Inequalities, throwing twice the burden on the property of one county which is borne by another. Wc have Just received the report of the State Auditor, showing the truth of this la a striking man ner/ 1 He says “It Is not cosy to believe that In tho year ISATi Imrecs bore an octual average value of (0008 lu Frauklln County, (15.5'i la Kane, (ni.fil In Hardin and (20 74 In Lake—that neat cattle should he valued ntanaverago of 1*20.84 In I’latt, and (1.00 In Jo Daviess and Piilunm; that mules and awe* were worth (U&ioin Mndlsoit) arid (110.50 In Wtiynlv ami (15.01 In Kane, and (10.00 In Hamilton County; or that hogs were worth (3.50 In Dougins and but fifty cents lu Jellbrsun County. Yet, ns will be seen hy tefijrence to Hit statement of the assessments oflßos (No. tSj theAhove arc tho neldM retiitas;** It will lu? seen by furllier reference to the re|Nirl that In Clark County sheep are valued ■1 Id cents* In dock Island UU cchls, In Cook (i.ftoand In Crawford County (5.83. (Manns in Lawrence County il.onju du.-dt (lot.4iMn tbi IhiVll e s (28.U1* tfnlihsnli (iit.dUniui I’eoHs 'I hiiik of dm people of dm elites of dfieim slid i'eorirt llsteiiinu to niiisie front phiiion dm average values of which Is less ihiiiiKcM M li 1 )! niiist wc think of (he musi cal taste oMlmom contillus, These Incquaiiilus can he helleFamueets ted when we consider the iolal resutUhii# LWI sheep in (fitowdud < hmiiiy, are assessed al (uu.ftW, while H,a4M sheep in Clark (Jump M ero a»eM<>d CV'I I *, or, wlien we con sider dial (Imowimr of neat ealllnln Kane County paysa lav of less dian onu-thinl as Inuiih ms ihu owner In M«nard, Them Is a Ull Imfom dm l.cgUlalnra |« pfovhlo forallourd for dmlCqualU»tionof liivcs, This la no doubt rcqulrml, but imiin mcuiiß should hu luhnn to uufonm the laws wo already Imvo. Kvory Assessor lakes an oitlb lo nißcss the aolunt vuluu, and In no ease keomjl. Hu Is liable to prosecution amhlieuiy penalties for n failure lo fulfil his duties, hut no one prosecutes, nor Is any ouo charged with tho duty to do so. Let tho Legislature make It the duty of the Board of Equalization lo prosecute Assessors who ne glect or reflisu to obey Hie law. MiNATOII UIIIITIKN AND Till laiiniv. The tin 111* lobby at Washington have or ganized it system of blackguarding and blackmailing members of Congress and public officers who will not consunl to allow tl)o4n to pul their hands In the public Irons. 'lll7*l or the people's pockets, mid takeout V hut they want. Tor many weeks they have been assailing Commissioner Wells because ho would not join them in a scheme to deprive the Government of revenue, to rob tho whole community, and eventually break down the Industry of the country, merely to give them a temporary advantage by adding from twenty lu onu hundred per cent to tho prices of their goods, by act of Congress. la like manner they have attacked tho Director of the Bureau of Statistics because ho would > nifr*TC\loctor" the official returns of the Treasury Deportment to suit them. They havcun organ in Philadelphia called tho /ron Afjf, which has an essentially brazen editor, ami they have numerous corres pondents at Washington amf subsidized Journals throughout the country, through which they can attack any honest member ofCongrcsiror public officer who resists their destructive schemes. These gentry have mlulc a combined on slaught on Senator Grimefl,ol lowa. It is’a ' fortunate circumstance for tho Stale of lowa that she has a Senator who Is obnoxious to #vcry battalion of pickpockets who como about the national Capitol, for if ho shall be successful In resisting the scheme in ques tion, he will save his constituents a good many millions of dollars. It is fortunate also that Mr. Grimes Is a man with a back bone— one who Is accustomed to Incur the displeasure of evil doers and to expect tbclr censure. * THe charge ngalnst Senator Grimes Is that ho is interested In the hardwarfe trade, and that lienee be is opposed to a bill, one of the objects of which Is toctipplctho hardware trade. It would bo no objection to Mr. Grime? If ho e wuro Interested In tho hardware trade, but 'in point of fact ho not. Ho aud his con slltucnts, however, are 'vabtly-lntcrcstcd In preventing the passage of (ho bill, which will take twenty millions of dollars out of them at one bite, and indict tbc greatest possible barm upon the country, by multiply ing the already exorbitant nud excessive prices of goods, and thereby diminishing con sumption and production, reducing, the demand for and the wanes of labor, throwing honest people out of employment, cloguing tho avenues of business—and all. to enable a graceless lobby to pocket three or four hundred millions of dollars which they have never earned. Wc do not believe that these fellows who nrc slandering Senator Grimes can pass their hill. We are glad to know that the Senator from lowa, who helped to kill U last session, Hands ready to apply <hc same surgery to It again. The pretense that a tariff averaging 4U per cent. In gold Is not sufficient pro tection to any Industry that derives to live, h a barefaced falsehood. No political party Tan safely encumber Itself with tho rcspoi blllty ofliirrenslng such a tariff. tST" The Secretary «( tho Treasury is now actively lobbying with Congressmen against any material or useful reduction of the bur den of Internal taxation. lie says that the treasury cannot spare tho taxes proposed to bo to|»coled. Why can't Ilf because tho receipts arc rapidly tolling off. Why are the receipts decreasing f Dimply because 4he Secretary lias Inaugurated a pestiferous poll. cy of currency contraction which has the eltVetouthc body |Hdiltcthat drawing blood Las ott the physical body, It Is weakening amt paralyzing the industry of the country. Production Is falling olT; manufactories arc shortening work or slopping altogether! the banka are contrftcttng their diieounta and business la being seriously Injured nil over the Union, east, west, north and smith. wr The AVr/A .tmrrfcm fttvirw for Jan* nary, contains a sharp criticism on lloracf flreeley'a “ American Conflict," In .which occurs Hie tallowing i "Desiring the reader to War In mind that we would In no wise Impugn Mr. (Ireeley’a motives, we are obliged to add, that the instances In which be seems to forgot llial he has undertaken to write a history, not editorial articles for the New York TrlAuas, are nalther few nor unim portant." tSTKAbraham Lincoln were how President be wonld tell Mr. McCulloch thsi the peo ple were opposed to his currency contraction, early specie resumption scheme, and that the will of the people must be respected. If McCulloch refused to change.his course, Mr. Lincoln would promptly provide him with a successor, and give that gentleman leave to return to Fort Wayne, where bo might prac tice contraction on hts little bank to his heart’s content, and nobody woald care either for him or his absurd financial dogmas. O*A Washington special.says that the Committee of Ways and Means are of opln. lon that tho internal taxation cannot safely be reduced more than fifty millions. This Is the fruit of McCnlloch’s contraction policy. But for that tbe Ways and Means might safely recommend a reduction of $150,000,000 of taxation. Contraction. Is drying np the revenue of the Government as well as dam aging the commerce and industry of the country-. ' PERSONAL. Patrick Corcoran, of Woodhnll, Shlawaaee .County, Michigan, died December 29. XMB, aged 101 years,-® months fond 14 daja. Be left five children and twenty-five grand children. Ibe Ityc’s annual income U fire million dollars. Alexander Smith, tbe poet Is dauceroniiy IU. Dc Bow, tbe philosopher and statistician of se cotton,- Is pardoned. So, at tbe Sooth, one meld dy will be baud no mote, namely: ‘'Bang upd* fiddle and Do Dow." Charles Dilbcns ha* begun public readings of "Btrbox brother*" and tho “Boy at Moghy." la (be dty ot Leeds. Tbe Loudon Journals report that "Mugby Junction" ha* bad * sale of 430,000 copies, r - : f. Mr.Johu O. WhUtlsr has sect to pro** bis new poem. '-The Tent on the Beacon." OUrer Ames, ofEastou, Mass., baa been elected President of the Pacific Railroad, to bold tbe office while General John A. Dlx Is abtent aa_Mlal*tex to France. Tbe salary U $15,000 per rest* Ibe opening sentence of a review of Eccs Homo, tn 'Lt U so delldouilj French? that we cannot resist<be temptation to transcribe Ut “Eigand Uvea cotirsij upon important. Ideas. These, originally derived bom- Germany, fercome clarified and rendered Intelligible In and are finally accepted in England, or even promulgated there ai new.” : An Isaac Van Yerborg, of Philadelphia, has left $45,000 to Ms betrothed, whose age Is jusUwenty one. Miss Wclberilf, tnlbor of the “Wide, Wide World," bis Id press “The House of Israel.* 1 Iho death U announced of the Rev. John Bind, U. A, a distinguished mathematician, whose work 6 oo aalronomj, alerhra.. Ac., were for many yean text hooka at Cambridge University, Bog* land. The deceased was second wrangler and second Smith's prlaeman In ISIS, and was for some years fellow aad tutor of Sidney Sussex College. . • tßleigh-Blalns. The last week tObrded a golden opportunity for slclgh-ridlng, which was fnlly Improved by those who lore to hold the ribbons. In thla.cttyaad vicinity. Plenty of new-laid snow on thegionud— plenty of spanking boreea—plenty. of daahy alelchs—plenty of fon-toring girls—and. the air bright, bracing, and btantllnl. Doling the day time, everything that conld elide over the crack ing enow, sleigh, sled, slcdso, pnng, or cutler— frtm the targe drawn by slx-ln-bano to the trim turn out” of the aristocratic ciUr.cn—dashed “like mad" along the streets, with merry bells and laughing occnpsnts, while the life, mirth, and jollity, that sparkled in every countenance, told of the feeling of intense and ecstatic happiness that pervaded every bosom. The nights were amorg (ho most delicately beantlfnl that ever re joiced the beating hearts of lovers: the moon shied down her softest radiance, the snow sparkled like Jewels, and many a qweet beauty, we doubt not, lot.t her heart on those occasions, and found bcrseUeegaged, she scarcely knew bow, at the end of amoonhgbt ride. By the way, talking of slelgh-rldas awakens mournful thoughts. Alas I oar sleighing frolics are over. Wc have no such fan as we used to have tn the good old times, when (be winters were Bis winters, and pretty girls were such as In these days would set a continent on fire I A frosty night, a big sleigh, blood horses, along whip,and two girls—with onrsetf sand wiched between them t Ye gods, bow we renew ed our yonlli 'Mike the eagles I” Shade of Johnny Boedlel how we skimmed the hollows, and w blued helter-skelter down the long hills, sc thongb we wore running a alecpie-rtce with old Jena and tils double tandem, or were a wlll-o’- tbt-wlspgone w ild I Then Ibc soft words and melting speeches, and bands that strayed into each other, and kisses caused by the accidental Jolting of the sleigh—bearens I how the dear crestmes* eyes danced, and their cheeks tingled, with the delicious sport) Those were the times when sleighing was ihljMnp, and loro-fcrapes were dnuo up, not In the Still, conventional stylo of the hipplsh baboons of to-diy, who perform all mailers of that sort by cube tout and the rule of decimal tractions, but iu the hearty, otd fasldotierl* home-made way. Ah I the winters ate notviblt (her dll to were* the horses don't trot as Ititj lifted to lioli flfld. an for gelling ti)t yorit telillttf sleigh ltdes by mooullgbh Wllh a aloiteO tebteles* frill-blooded tothsefs, all the (irHlj jfhN 111 a ainl soft bolds* suhgft* ibwtils ahd Irilfty Htltfilftf by ll.e litc!te|.-*|,y J we Veflly lii lleie tori trilchlftft Hell mideHsl:* (u **'•* (be dt*fct!i 'JliPie'ft ftiilliltti-liftUeo niiidunielit hinl: itiiiobtMM riMiulhf, ulibMitoiied ftleltilMliie: (lnl a del/ iioifte, leni tilth (of a week oh uimi; |ioHd*fi ftt'ftH-ti'ri-iHillpft Hint •budi ItiHi nek a Hiniiln ii(fiulli l<ftiim» mIiU lu jumi* tutu (bn SlMlhtli (llUl* IIM* ft HblflMHHli Ih»(* »Hl(f Hlflfl; Ift4, (Mft)t HPUIIIM h ftlHHtlH IlM' HOfilHl imoft»iMiw (|(lfi.»iHft*b jftiiif 1-MftHif, ii|i ymir MimilH fHftl, liulp Din fjlf|w Inin Iba aMtfli ftuftli), nark ii(i nli ■ , Mnn|nmr|ir,' mhip away in ilia fll«l IftHTfi, "(Nliro MlHHi»l(i, MU bread ildiHklil, and pi-inilmmu with dm In ib» miiniimr' 1 "Timin'* unit** //(/'• Aijq At/i/ AVAun Alhn- H/tlMt/n lnn-U, lIOYAL How (JrnruollioTlilnl Wonril Ilia Wlfn —An Inirrcalliitf llrintiiUceiico from HUlory* Jcuu'a now work on "Tim Ufa nml Times of George tliu Third" wives thu following Interesting account of how Unit sovereign wooed I'iliiccss Ctmrlottu of Mecklenburg, who win nftcnvarda Queen of Howland: U wan not till tho negotiations Ibr thu hand of thu Princess had huuti vnllruly completed, Unit she was made acquainted with thu bril liant destiny which awaited her, nod thun under elreumntunces of coinddernblo inter est, which n few yuan afterwards she herrolf rulatcd to un accomplished lady lor whom »hu entertained a high esteem and ie jiird. "In the latter yean of Queen Char nttu'a life," Wi Ilea tho Isdy referred to, "I mod often to spend some days at tho Caaltc, and In onu of tlicio visits heard her Majesty describe her own wedding. Him described her life at Mecklenburg as one of extreme rullienieiil. They dressed only r» robe de ehambre except on Sundays, on which day eho nut on her Ikssl •own, and after service, which was very dbg, lookian airing in the coach-and nix, at tended by guards and all tho atnto she could muster. Hhe hud not'dined at table* at thu peilod lam speaking of. One morning hcroldcst brother, ol whom she acorns to huve stood in greet awe, came to her room In company with tho duchess, her mother. Ho tola her to prepare her best clothes for they were to have grand convert to receive an ambassador from the King of England, nml that she should for the first time dluo with them. Ho added: ' You will sUnoxl'hlm at dlrncr, mind what you say, and ne faitupas Vcn/ant * —a favorite expression of his—' and try to amuse him nud snow him that you arc nut a fool.’ She then asked her mother If she was to put on her blue tabby—' t( met bi joux f' 1 Mon eitfaut,* taii the duchess,'fu ti'cn at point.* And the Queen produced her garnet ear-rings, which were strings of beads sown 9n a plaie.about tbc size ofa half-crown, and were then In fashion; but which, as she said, a housemaid of these days would des filsc- Thus ottired, she followed her mother nto the saloon, and Mr. Drummond was in troduced to her. To her great surprise her brother led her out first, which she supposed be did because it was her first appearance. Mr. Drummond sat on her right hand. She asked him about his Journey,and of England, and then added, 'On me dtt que votre JM c* trfs ntrememmt beau etlret amiable,* which seemed to raise a smile both in him and tho dnKc- A little frightened, she next added, 'Ajqyaremmmt rows (let trim demanderla 7Vim cren de I‘miu*. On dit ipt'clle rtt tree belle et gv *tllc tera voire Jteinef* l Je demande pftrdm a rotre Altrue; Je n'at aucune' commission pour cda.* And the smiles were so striking that she had not courage to open her Iftfeugaln. In n few minutes, however, the folding doors flew open to ths saloon,which she saw splcn* dldly illumliiatcd:anilthcrcuppcarcJd table, two cushions, and everything prepared for a wedding. Her brother then gave her his hand ; and, leading her In, used his favorite expression: ‘ A lions, ncfaltenpas Vcnfnnl —fu tits tire Jieine (VAngltferre.* Mr. Drummond llien advanced. They knelt down. The ceremony, whatever it was, proceeded. She wns laid on the sofa, upon which bo laid his foot; add they nil embraced her, calling her •to Jieiue.* Mr. Drummond then gave her a magnificent ren’n of diamonds, one Jewel of which was a little crown-whtcii I have often seen her* wear. Tho evening pawed In od mltlng the jewels and putting them on. She declared from that moment she satf and knew- nothing, and was quite bewildered. Mr. Drummond pressed for immediate de parture. Blm-hcggcd for one week, that she might take leave of every person and spot, and particularly of her mother, of whom she was very fond. Bho told mo that she ran about from morning, till night visiting the poor, and In particular n small garden with medical herbs, cotifinon fruit, and flowers, which she cultivated mostly her self. and exclusively fbr thu use nml comfort of the poor, to whom, she said, n no«egay or a Htlle fntll wore more acceptable than fluid. And wherever she lived she had a garden made for tills imrpose. Bho kept poultry also for tho same object.. When the day for her departure came, sheVbt out fbrthcsca-coast. accompanied by her mother, who consigned her to the hands of the Dutchess of Ancestor and Lady Effingham; end she spoke ‘Of the agony ol that parting, even after, so many years, in a manner that showed wnftt It must have hern. Her mother wo* In bad health,, but promised to com* over In the spring, which, hftwever, she never lived to fulfil/* "Dho was ftn excellent French scholar," ac cording to the same high authority, " Well read in her own language 1 wrote a vaj-y pretty hntid 1 played on the guitar and piano, or rather splnette, having learned of tlsrli, and sang very sweetly and correctly. Blit* sls(*daiiccd a very fine minuet, the dance of flic day i had a lovely complexion, fine hair and teeth, and the neatest IlUto inHlf figure, with a peculiar etegftnee." Hold Attempt to i ronic a I'sttlrla Nrw York. |N»w York OonppAndMw (JmfUry if,) ot lh» i itu«um Journal. | Nsw You, January 14. IM7. Ope of the moat villainous aU«m|>t«lo cm* xln • paulovatmi to light cm Thursday after* noop. Throummiiu this city, whuie names am now well known, who Itava hitherto atom) high lu connection with nienanllle af faint lu tula city, engineered a scheme through that had for lu aim the depreciation of Uov. eminent and bank atocka, and hut for IU timely discovery would hare ruined a large claaa of men. [laving sold short they de signed to depress stocks that they might buy low. and having answered their ends they In tended to Bull the market and make a for-» tune. They drew checks to tho amount of five millions, and had them certified In the different banks. Of coarse these five mil lions having been certified could not be loaned by the banks. Instead of depositing those cheeks as cash they took them to private bankers and obtained on them five millions more, which checks were also certified. Thus they took oat in one hour ten millions from' the circulation. One of these managers called in a million that was ont on loan, and others did the same. By the same parties messengers were sent to all the banks early on Thursday morning warning them against loaning any money, they advised the calling In of all the loans and announced that there was to be a terrible panic that would sweep everything away. The banks lent them selves to the vile scheme, though they did it Ignorantly. These four men took ont of cir culation In one day the tremendous sum of thirty-fire millions. The scheme was ex posed in the clearing house. One bank round to its credit three millions when it ex pected nothing. This led to an investiga tion, and tne hank lonnd that the certified checks drawn by certain* parties - had not been used. An exposure at once took place aud tbe panic was averted- llow much these men have gained by this attempt to create financial disaster the future will tell. A mining Conntew. A French paper states that two months since the Countess of Schomberg left Eng-’ hein, where she had passed the summer, and went to make various excursions In Upper Italv before reaching Naples. She set out cnc’mornlog with some mends for a walk In the mountains, and when about half way she was beset by such sorrowful presenti ments that she took ont her diamond ear rings, which she always wore,and gave them to one of her companions to take care ofi saying she was aft am of encountering rob bers. A few steps tarthoft on, she separated «little from tbe party, and frpm that mo ment It was found Impossible to discover the smallest trace of what had become of her. EUROPE. Onr Special Foreign Corre • spondence. American Policy in Efnropa General Dix In Paris—Cringing to Despotism—France Under Napoleon. The English Press ani Anonymous Writing. Christmas Scenes . In. the Streets of London. OUB LOKDON LEITEB. American Policy In England—General Dix In Pari*—Cringing to Despotism— Xlie GncllathPreaa-Ongtat Anonyniona WntlDglohe Observed t-The Bells* lona Papers—Christmas Day In Lon don, [Special Correspondence of (ho Chicago Tribune. Loapos, England* December *O. AMERICAN POLIOT IN EUROPE. There was a time when the Democratic par ty in Europe looked to the United States as the only power In the world which was truly their friend, and which in serious emergen cies might over bo regarded as their protect or. 1 fear this hope will soon have died out, followed by sickneas at the heart of many a Liberal chief who Is working against the might of massive force. Were wc to Judge by recent diplomatic demonstrations, Amer ica bos gone over to* the strong. The philos ophy of Carlyle has become Its guide. To Husria—the power which is the centre of the barbarism yet left In Europe,which has acted bo cruelty in Poland, that only two or three years ago every other country on this continent felt bound to remonstrate with her in the name of a common human- Ity,—to Uussla, the United Slates’ represen tative uses the very language ofn serf, ex hausting the words of hyperbole lu testifying his admiration fur and sympathy With the country which is only known In the world by the ruthlessness of Us despotism. And now, (tenernl Dlx has not been hi Paris a week bo fide ho does his utmost lu ilalterUho French Empire and so to acquit himself as to make the French peuplehetleve that,tit Uieuplnluh of the United elates* the prosperity ol France Is hound up With the existence of the Imperial dynasty, “the twit countries.** lie said—“Pi atice during yoUr* J/uyedy** and the United states in the e'lrrespoinlihj period—have made eAlraurdliiitfy progress in the Industrial ails itnd In the application of seleimu In pwetleat or (ins the MbMhw ti |»«HUmilhH> }ifttiul ( fliitl flrtiniH (hn wird* In Uni m If It! MV—"t'MU Aim Wilt! DllllhA w-tiild lqq>iiiiiy uf yuu if (hum* wmMulmml l,lln uislnmi* in diifinli lie iiliiiiwlmf m mv nib*:" Till* wlmb> address of Him U.hminl ww In «ymiiN(by. Malarial progmi# \* inmla I lll' nml nf llm UHilnintl Ufa, Frauen {a i|»- anilbad as •Inmling "wt Uni head" of |snrm papil olvlUaallmi-llbofty, In (lonural BU's opinion, not balmr at all necessary.. Trim, tbit In Frauen six man may not moat to gether and talk pollllaa wllboul tliu purmla alon ol tliu police j true, tbut ovary paper censuring the (Invurnmunt can bo summarily suppressed! tbal the schools are nil under tbc Inlluonco of priests, and that I’urtlumou tary Government Is a mockery; tint none of tlicso things arO a part of civilization, nc cording to (Imicral Ulx, This Is not a puns* lug phase. A generation has grown up under It, and yob*wo arc to ba told that Franco Is ul tbo bead’of civilization I U what grounds can such a claim ho advanced Is It that she sets the fashions for the ladles i General Dix's fondly? Possibly this In civil* (ration to him. Assuredly neither Inlltora* lure, science nor political freedom, has Franco furthofilast quarter of a century been ut tbo bend. Under tba’unporlal sway, especially by tbo adoption of Free Trade, In ImlUtJon and nl tho persuasion of England, 'Franco may have made more money,— though until tho cud of the Mexican expen diture U scon, oven this will be doubtful; but in all things besides she is la,tho tow of England and even of Germany, Compare the freedom of' our press; the fresh air of political life which ’ blows through every town and hamlet pf tho King* ‘ dom; the books of theology, history, Action, and positive Science with those of tho cor rupt French school— lo corrupt os to he the constant theme for the indignation of tbolr best satirists and preachers—and then say that tbo temporary success of trade that a few streets widened, and an extra relay of statues in public places, arc suAlclcnl com pensation, and entitle tbc country rated by Louis Napoleon to be placed before Germany and England. This very Paris Exhibition, which I foresee will send numbers of Ameri can Republicans Into fits of enthusiasm about Emperors and absolutism, is an Eng lish Idea, and is only rendered practica ble by the experience which was gained by what England did In the same way some sixteen years ago. TUB ENGLISH PRESS—OCOUT ANONTMOU3 WHITING TO BE OBSCQVED? A grave discussion is going on *• behind the scenes ’* of our best newspapers as to tbo wisdom of commencing the French plan of adzing tbo writer's nathc to every article that appears la the original columns. As fur as I can see, the numbers pro and con are pretty equal,and 1 should hot ho surprised if some One morning a paper were to com- mcnco the new system* and enlighten tbo world as to the writing capacities of Brown, Jones and Robinson. The principal advan tages alleged In favor of o regard to the anonymous, arc : Qrst, that you can speak of public men with less reserve; secondly, that on any review hooks with mure attention to their real merits, and without any mixture of the per sonal feelings that If you were known to the author might bias the Judgment; thirdly, that many pplnlons you yonrscll consider it desirable that tho public should know, pe culiar circumstances of situations, or prl* vate checks of timidity and caution might In duce spu to withhold, If your htmo were necessarily attached to tboir publication. To mo these reasons seem sufficient, although I often fro! I should like to see some papers subjected to the cxpulment. The Time* writers, for lustaneejF screened .by the anonymous, shift, and turn from all opinions with every popular breath, and though wo suspect that lu this cose It Is Mr. Lowe, in another Mr. Delano, In others Mr. Dasont, and so on, we cannot prove the Justness of the suspi cion. The paper la abused for It, but (be paper Is Insensate; no one abuses the unseen writer of the paper. Tho Timet would certainly have to bo more consistent in Its opinions. In this country, however, the effect of signatures would certainly be tbo disappearance of that severe Justice which helps to keep our literature and pub lic life 'to nit honorable standard. 1 dined two nights ngo with an aulliar who U a capital fellow t one of the most amiable of men. Wo arc friends, and I would miss his eutnpauionship mote than ho suspects. But of tits bunks I have an unfavorable opinion. t belief* ho has niliiahoii lift lent of his mind, and that he has noUher llici’Bj'ftt'liy nor tbo knowledge needed ftiMho pro)*# Irofllnieiil uf ihosubjeola to which he baa wnflitnl btmaelfi amt If imtortunately I were called upon to review hi* book*, I imisl «ay a# much, or b*nri#o to my con. avlenre. If my name imut Appear at the loot, could I be honest f Could I,will* fipar. lan virtue, give up my friend and break the intlmaclra ot two families, for the oako of a few paragraphs In print t * 1 know the imltg. nanl moralist will instantly tell moT ought to dqltts, just as 1 ought to cut oil my right arm if It causes me to offen^; but I apeak of the world as it Is,* and I tear we sboold all be turned into a mutual admiration society If wc were to speak out aa Individuals rather than os censors. It is the same In politics. Some of onr best writers'would not like to be placed fbr life under tho ban of a states man, nor to be subjected to the insidious in fluences of flattery and social attentions. One of the sharpest writers I ever knew, hav ing, when editor of tho defunct Morning Chronicle, condemned the course taken bv tbc late Lord Palmerston in a particular question, was induced by the proprietor,who , was himself a membor-of Parliament, and a politician, to agree to an interview with the noble Viscount; and my friend assured me afterwards that bo would never go through tbc ordeal again. So winning were the ways of the wily Premier;, so sweet was the. honey of his tongue, “that,” said my friend, “I felt my Indepen dence oat of my fingers’ ends, and I was all but promising I would take another aid*, although bo had not removed my ob jections one whit.” No doubt we should live lives so transparent that secrecy should bsvc no part In them; but we do not. I black-ball a man at my club If I think his society disagreeable, and I ask tho protection ol tbc ballot in giving my vote. Tho truth, my sincere convictions aod feelings are best arrived at this way, and so It Is with the anonymous In journalism. It Is true at the present day there is not a journal existing in which, while the contri butors arc concealed indeed from the world at large, they are not known to a tolerably wide circle, but still the Iden tity in special cates Is not patent and declared and there is shelter enough to secure an uni biassed view. I observe that those who smart most frohi criticisms, are the men who call most loudlv for tho writers* names. Thev want sneer In their face*; to cut them, in socieir° to find out Mmethlog against their ratmtal lion and so draw blood in revenge • hnVr i« slat that oven at the worst,’ the critic Vnd the man should bo separated. Kreaßniwip when at the height of his literary fsm?e?,!id not bear an nn&vorable word? «S*#SBd Irr heaven and earth to tret hold of the wrl ter Bomvtlmea he did gel at him, and then if4hrt tmrsh wind* failed, the soft *nu °‘ KnXortbwda week oyer Urn *"o«»»C SSJtm w“ tiled. “ Were a sodden rcre f&tion of the mjsleries of tbe craft now to bo Sid?" bo unco ratber p«.lonjttly «- n ‘“ , ‘.-hat. oh what would bo-tbo rase theaslonUbmcntoftho public! What m??’of oiraw in tbo rostra pronouncing fUls on the Immortal writings of the ago; what onerseta at the dlfforenco between a straight S?i iida curve, deciding upon the highest □uceliou? ofart ; wbat .top- watch gasers ?ectnrbig on the drama ; what dlsappotatod nmlUt* senseless essayists, wrtaklng thalr wrath ona lucky rival; wbat Damonaheap. enlocles on tnclr scribbling Pythias • wbat presumption, what falsehood, wlstlgromnce:what deceit; wbat malice in Smsnrei wbat dishonesty,ln praise 1. Such a rcvetatlnn would be ■ worthy Qneredo iTdcscrihol" And yet no one has “"^^“'Lo^Lyt^bfcf.^ noOTcbssUltd more industriously where he has discovered .tbem.rto bUfl their, ludgr tncDt by other means limn the natural lolln-- eDCC °f xna “'imlir.iouii” papejw.. If there Is one class which I would make an exception, It Is the class miscalled the “ rellulous press.” If truthfulness, charity,, honor me Christian qualities, then Is this riess the most ' unchristianwo have, should like to sec Us contributors Id the daylluht. Were their publicly ackuowlertccd, they certainly could not repeat charges and pro pagate icports with the same headlong indifference to accuiacy or error, and would cease to bo proverbial for irlvlnp cosy access to the current slander and the diurnal Ho. There are papers hero like the JtieonJ, the Church Review, the Srlilxh Standard, the Tablet, which live by dlstfuaalmr exclusively theological* topics, or secular topics from a theological point of view, whose word their own friends even would never think ot assuming to ho necessarily sincere. A number rarely appears without an Insinuation which is malicious, a rumor which Is fabricated, or a'Constructlon which Is scandalously unjustified. If compelled to contradict a lie, the contradiction Is so dc vised as to leave a still worse falsehood to ho Implied. They are always—the largo section I speak ol—ready to support abuses and to discountenance reform. Tart of the defects of the religious press Is no doubt duo to the purely clerical education and modes of thought 6r which Its conductors are distinguished. There are moo—l dare say you have them In America— who arc excellent In the pulpit and In the sick room, hut who, If they come to deal with the actual business details ol the world, lose all Judgment nndsolf command.

When such persons unhappily take to the press, they are sure to be lu perpetual wrangling". CHRISTMAS DAT. The Illustrate papers and annuals ami ex* tm " numbers" (oil you n good deal about the CliMsttima plum puddings, tlio roast beef nbd the turkets f but urtlioy were most ol them In mint a week ago, they say nothing of the visitation of Clirl«ltlins day. Wlinl data flhd bights Imre wo had I In the (nothing, If ton lire in the stibufb?, you flod a wel Scotch inl«l iMirefuj'hig you* tmtdcu j .ahd your toilette la ttißde by lalhptlgliL if bdameaa liHega you into the elty yoUH-uao gels Wutsej irtuti Hate) by Unlit ihe.demta ate an iiuiuefotla Unit .toil wish toll hud uttetntden to auiKi Theatuitfiees ure IhtTMaht, wild «a vtiti all In I lie caHliigM Ihe eyolosioi) of pig signal" IHllimif KIK llifU (he MH<(Mll«ldh; HJBm/** Mi'enlbilifil. if v< * lntvel .0* biniib |iii« hiii |*iefi vmiif wtu rtlib letlnnil lithium iiPlnls I In* Fluid iillll ffmln vniif mm In sup lliid ||iu Up hi velilebMlnea oo( t(n bv, ijilvef bb-»li'tf u.liniii. Hbleh (HU Km ho , lined (lint anineililnu fa emnlim, but- Nywt HMI tn dUrnver Hbiifi Arrived In Uni city Von Hint your nil eea If) un,)n|( Urn slnml Ibhll mil, oiiil ;i|i-ntmiriv (imuhl hnin tin* dolil <|nrbiiL'Bß, if | limy nt>*> mixli a plrnum, A# Himinv'w-'i "it lb" ininCiißion ineruusijii. Hlimita n| drivels, enjlUtona of vohn'leu, mi narotirti ol ambients, general nnvbdv mol aomntlimia a verltanlo jianht ensue, Perhaps yon are enirmißOd In your rimiii before u gootl Urn. Hut, hluss yrtii, the log la tlmro too i midaa Uni ainnkn of Imiubm cannot rise through tlio (hick atmosphere, n horrid sense of suffocation la experienced by tlituiHmiila. It la pltouoa “to see poor crciilurva of both boy, compelled tn tin ebimnl, passing by with their huiidkcrehlufa slullcd Into their nionlha nml n frightened or ndoenible look In Iliolr cyca. Hut 3011 Imvu toget hornet How la It to bodonn? Now, antbelmig dnya tiro oven, tint dllthmltvof movltur from place to place la a hundred Ibid worac. Thu gua tn the alrcot lamps sheds no light on the pavement, mid even the idiopa iirooMlUlc assistance. Cabmen fcel lonmt as oulckly 11 a they* enn, for pnaaengura will not rceotnpenae them if a panel gut* broken: omnlbtisscs reaac to run, and aaymi turn out M your door you feel you are at the mercy of others. Tun torches which the hoya hcaeccli 3*oll to pnrclmao uro often a mockery. Yon see them bhue, but they re veal you nothing. Many people do not reach their home* for houra, but, arc com* nulled to take shelter, to tho terror of their friends at homo. who, of course, apprehend the worst. One night, groping my way along a thoroughfare with which I was ns familiar as with my own drawing room, I suddenly found myself walking on to u horse's heels I stepped hastily aside, and to my astonishment 101 l hack on another horse. 1 could hear no sound of wheels, nor even of horses' feci ; yet I at once concluded that I was In the middle of tho road, and in great danger of being run over. Calling out a few* times, a light appeared. “ Hallo ?” said I, “ will you tell mo where lam?" “Where yonarc?" was the gruff answer, “Why, lathe livery stables of street, to be sure," ond such was the case* The gates happened to bo open, and in the fog I had rambled from tho pavement Into tlio yard. Such incidents are common enough—would there were nono more serious—during a London fag, and of the latter plague we bavo had an extraordi nary share this year. Indeed, the usual No* vember fbe has come at tho end of Dccom her, and Christmas has been as nnTkctho snow-crowned old fellow of tradition, as Lord Dundreary would be. FROM BOSTON. Personal, Political, Literary and Arl (Josslp. Commntatlon of a Death Sentence— Derelict itlaUer*— New Books and Hooka to (Tome—Tl»o ninKMr.iiic*—Art New*—Bore’* Blaine —Story's Host of Itlrs. Browning— Bunks and 1 liclr Deposlts-Aid for the Cretans—Theatrical. [Special Correspondence of die Chicago Tribanc lio*TO>. Mass., January 11. A ptxrn sentence commutco. The community here is considerably inter ested over tlfu commutation of the sentence of John Moran to bo banged for tbo murder of Mary Ellen Kearney, The cloaicgcy waa granted by the State Executive onfy after one very pointed refusal, meant to bo deci sive ; but the friends of the condemned man rallied for one more final effort, which was very sagaciously managed, and proved suc cessful. The murderer Is a young Irish man, who kilted the girl to # whom bo was betrothed, and with whom lie had an illicit intimacy, because he discovered that s\i° uxtended her favors to other men. He wus a discharged soldier, and had n good character for integrity and respectability generally. She was a singu larly beautiful girl, who seemed to bare a constitutional lightness of character, only Just beginning to develop itself. Moran called her from her house and shot her, sad at once gave himself up to the police, mak ing no secret of what ho had done, tpjd ex pressing himself as ready to bo batfgcd. One of the most remarkable developments of the hearing before the Governor and Connell was in the testimony of the Jnrdrs who convicted Moron. They testified that six of them were m favor ot a ver diet of guilty of murder., in the second Ucgrqp only, but were induced by the fore man and the rest to Join in a verdict of guilty of murder In the first degree, on the ground that the Governor would of course commute the sentence. This remarkable con fession of something very like perjury Is receiving attention from the press, which scolds the Jury very soundly for their maul* test dcrllectloti of duty t but I presume this was mainly Instrumental in saving the man's life At last, ns the ..Council' unanimously toted for a euiuniutallou after listening to this evidence. i.mmAur. The only nrw Mik# or the jm#t week here have been n sm’tid collwllbn of the late Grorgo Arnold's verses, called ••Poems, <lrave and Gay,” and rdllml tike the funner volume hyJus friend William Winter, and a little hook entitled ”hlx Hundred Dollars a Year, or a Wile's Kflort at how Living Under High Trlies." The tltleol the latter volume explain* lls character { It Is alter the model ot airs. Warren's lamuua English book almh larly named, and is a curious mixture of re. cipes and economical devices. It U pub. llsbcd anonymously, but I believe is the pm* ducllon of a daughter of Professor Phelps, of Andover Seminary. Among the annoance’nenU for the spring trade are Whittier’s HeVr volume of poems, "The Tent on the Beach,” which will bo ready in February; a book of poems by Kalph Waldo Emerson; a book of religious vetoes by Mrs. Stowe; a collection of Par. ton's essays on dlsJoguhhed Americans (which tint appeared In the Xorth American Jieeiae) : the lectures on “Greece, Ancient and Modern,” delivered by the late Professor Felton, of Harvard College, six or seven veers ago; a budget of sketches wud stories by Grace Greenwood, and a narrative of Libby Prison and AnderaonviUe experiences, by a Massachusetts soldier. * ~ The January number of the -VortA Ameri can Htsiew bos not so many contributions from writers of the first rank as some recent tames, but has the Inevitable sensational ele ment in a paper by Jsmes Farton on Daniel Webster, Tne essayist has a slurp eye for the faults of the statesman, but Is not equal to on adequate description of bis oratorical powers or of his ability; and the. article will provoke much sharp comment. The new magazine, ybrlftem Lights, certain ly Improves with each successive number, in its literary merit, but Its illustrations, al though from the bands of leading artists, are 10 badly engraved and printed as to lose all -.heir attractions. . ' The next number of the Atlantic JTonMt/, which will not be published for a week yet, is to have the first chapter of a novel from Mrs. Rebecca Harding Davis, author of “Margaret Howth,” etc., who also Begins a serial in the next number of the Oalaiy. The Atlantic for February will hardly be so brilliant as the magnificent January number, being made up mainly by comparatively new writers ; but It will have Its notable features In a contribution from Mazxini, a story by that admirable maga* slnlst Edward Everett Calc, and the begin ting of a series on “The Glacial Phenomena ol Maine,” by Professor Agassiz. Mr. Joseph Howard of proclamation lorging notoriety, makes bis first appearance in the pages of this magazine, with an eassy on The Stand point of the Boarding House. * aax vtrraßS. . Tho Drslcople* of Dora’s U.nslraUona ofTen- djwd'« Idyl of •• Elaine," iMntrf In K.eW lit In time (or Chriatmaa. .ore-IWEtanln^' W arrive here. There are nine large picture*, ofthoatandardDoro elzo, onirravcd, unllko hla former works. In coppexplate. Of coarse some feature* of the drawjogs J tlfol. and all show the traits of the Doro ge n!na ; but the artist has hardly c a a cht tho splriVofthe Laureate’s poem,as Indeed is, natural enough, from bis oelna. compelled to # read It In a Laid French prose translation. His figures of Elaine are especially faulty , no twobf them are. alike, and in some the heroine Is made to look forty years old. Mr. William Story’s Lust of Mrs. Browning has been bronchi to this country, and is oa exhibition in one of our galleries. It Is very generally admired, and the most fastidious criticism has lltUo fiiulUo find with it. AID FOR TUB CRETANS. A meeting, not large, but eminently re* ancclable, has been held here to arouse a sentiment -of sympathy tor the insurgent Orel ansr and the addressee delivered on the occasion, by Dr. 9. G. Howe and Wendell Phillips especially, were models of well bred eloquence. Dr. Howe has offered to go to Crete himself with the snpr«s to bo sent, if the amount raised In Boston reaches $20,000. VALUAPLE DEPOSITS IN BANKS. • . Onr hanks bare been long accustomed, like banks elsewhere, to accommodate their regular customers by giving shelter in their vaults to tranks of Government bonds and other securities, and even Jewelry and plate. Finding oflate that these things arc liable lobe lost or stolen, and that the depositor who sutlers Is not apt to be duly grateful for the accommodation afforded, the banks have very generally decided to discontinue the practice, and notified the depositors to re* more their property. Thus the slumbers of many are made uneasy by the presence of large suras under the pillow, and an Institu tion tuch oa has often been talked of, which should furnish protection for property at a reasonable rate, oud Insure the safety of ar ticles placed in Us charge, would receive a liberal patronage at once. AMUSEMENTS.* « The Italian Opera, under Marctxck’s management, begins tonlulit its second season hero tills winter, to last a fortnight. The troupe Is the some as when Inst In Bos ton, and the repertoire of operas substantial ly the same, with the addition of ** Zampa,” aud “The Barber of Seville.” The Imnres ratio has been sadly neglected In Now York since the burning of the Academy, and needs a prosperous season hero to replenish ids treasury. The Bateman troupe also re-* turns hero this week fiir three closing con cert.*, not likely to be very successful, 1 fear, against the competition of the opera ; for although Mr. Bateman has artists In each specially far superior to any in the opera company, the charms of dramatic action, complete works, costumes and orchestra, quite out siilno the attractions of any concert enter tainment, especially now that the novelty of the latter lias somewhat worn off. lint the concert manager had laid down the plan of bis campaign months ago, and cannot easily depart from 11. Wo nave the “Black Crook’’ also, at the Continental Theatre— rsthcra fajnt Imitation of lliu great titlahml id New York* with only the objectionable filatures faithfully copied. Mr* Joseph Proc torj wlip makes such nieces as “ Nick of iho Woods “ n specially, begins ad engagement at llieltuwnrd AlheUieUlu to-uluht. ami will be liilluwed hr MUs Blanche Dollar, a West ern fa-tress, trim Inis never yet Ventured an npptalaliie 111 nostnlli nhVshm umn • tnoM uaiiin, loi««» hi ilip'l'iillFtlM-MHh tiiifi I‘lnttTftkllilf fiPHtP »(Mhf Allhwf M»Ff A hunt fllHtlmlls Ihi»*« LMM'rsHiMHhMFliiltf 1 * ImnuMh W, ( ( f |||b N§w *• VmkwWhl,! Tlm* nlllnlHl rwnpllnH Of flnirnfftl 111* ns Mtitlafor ru>nl|"»li'inl4rv (nmi Him Unllu.l mains, (iimu on pmi'l'ty—tid n«y usually nulimliiO fur nlJlrlul ainlliiiiniii at tho 'l’lillmns, IViivhms |u (he nmoptjnn uf tlm now MluUlur, thu lion Mr. Hluuhiw had a .fumwHl mnlO'iico with Ilia Majoaly, ami who afterwards received by tliu ICmpruia. Mm. Itlfii'lmv whs also received ut lliu same limn l>y Her Majesty. Tliu Empress was very cordial and vary graceful In expressing bur regrids at Iho <tu* juirtnruoj Mr. nmi Mrs. Bigelow from tho Court, nml reproached Mra. Bigelow with growing very soon tired of 11. ** iMi ( Mndnmu," replied Mrs. Bigelow, “tut mo assure you lilwus not I who soul my resigns lion." " Ah," replied thu Empress, "llml in illfllcult to believe. 1 am under the Im pression tlml you, like nil beautiful women, have despotic awny ul home." "N0.n0," prolusion Mrs. inflow ; "tut mu hog yon, Madame. to do mu Ibo Justice to believe llml lam IlntUnod by the privilege of being re calved by you, and do not willingly runuuucu Tho Empress always wears a bonnet at morning receptions, except on Now Year's Day. Her Majesty wore on Sunday n light pearl-gray silk dress, high In the neck, with' a kerchief of blonde lace crossed over the breast, ohi Marie Antoinette, a bonnet of white Julie trimmed with grape leqycs, and straw-colored gloves. Mrs. Bigelow's dress wlis light blue velvet, high corsage, made with u bosqoo composed of square lappets trimmed With ermine, a narrow ermine tip* pet, a bonnet ol blue crajm trimmed with white Alrncon laeo and crystal fringe, gloves ofllght pearl color. The Duchsssc de Bassano, tbo First I*ady In Waiting, wbo Introduced Mrs. Bigelow Into the presence of her Majesty, wore an kon-grny rllk dress, large black lace shawl, and white lace bonnet. General l»lx, as tbo ncwly-Vpuolnted Min* Istcr. was, according to court etiquette, con* rayed to the Tullenes In one ot the court equipages. Mr. and Mra. Bigelow wont lu their own carriage. The new Turkish Am* bu&aador DJcmll Pacha, was also received on Sunday. It required no less than three court carriages of the roost dazzling description to convey the representative of the Orientals and hfs suite to the Imperial FaUco—a sort of inverse ratio of ceremony, by way of con trast between tbo Wc.*t and the East. The Emperot Is reported as looking much better In health than ho did some weeks since, but be has by no means the appear* mice of a well man. He wears his old lm* passible mask, but In spite of it the lines of care deepen and betray the anxieties and tor* meets or his position. The Empress grows visibly older. She fears growing too stout, and during the stay of the Court at Com* plognc she tired out all the lady guests by the long excursions on foot through tbo for* est. Ladles who were supposed to be good pedestrians were selected for the honor of a visit at the Chateau, bat the French ladles In general detest walking, and would have greatly preferred some other evidence of her Majesty's preference for their society than an invitation foramomlng’s promenade. The af fair of the Empress* Journey to Romo is stilla mystery. It is quite certain that her Majesty Is greatly chagrined to be prevented from go ing. There will he no reception for ladies on the 2d of January, ns Is the usual custom, and it Is presumed that the Empress declines to hold a court on that day, because she is not In spirits for tho ceremony. The rea sons for the Empress* Journey, aired in the newspapers, arc declared to relate purely to a reconciliation of the Pope with italy v Those given orally in the cafe* of the Quart? ticr-Lnlin 'which, be it remembered, your correspondent doth not frequent, fearing “sharp sticks,** but from whence whim pering breezes occasionally convcv inform ation to bis cars}- are quite different, anil relate to a much more knotty affair, f.r.. the* Mexican on dff, that the Empress Charlotte bore away from Mexico all the letters and papers relating to the formation ortho Km* plro, among which arc numorons autographs of Napoleon 111., which Maxlmdiuit esteems as priceless, and desired earnestly that they sbonld he put In a place of safety. Maxi milian, feeling very uncertain of bis chief adviser and superior, Marsha) Oauiluc, in case these-letters might ho railed Ibr one day, thought best they should be placed out of reach In the hands of A third party, not supposed to be more friendly to Napoleon HI. than ho Idmscll would bo when French old and comfort should be withdrawn. The Empress Charlotte came to Tarts to make a last apnea), falling in which, she went to the Holy Father, put the aforementioned valuable 'documents in tits hands and her mission accomplished, the unhappy Princess lost her reason. What the Empress Charlotte has done, the Empress Eugenic wishes to undo, and her Majesty’s pilgrimage Is still uncertain. I give this tale as it was told tnc, not taking any of the re sponsibility of the truth or error contained therein. Atnotig the ftinunfr, Is one that the Empress Charlotte was really poisoned—a sort of Catharine do Mcdleis affair—that the tHilsntt, “failing of immediate effect destroyed (he nervous system.** A Wonderful mid Gorgeous Oriental Upeelaele, (}AbdOD (.’otrsppabdeuev oi Die New Yotk Time*. The Governor General ot India ha* lately bald, at Aura, A grand and inagnintieiiiiu. amilily of some hundred of J{a*l India Prince#, with their attendant#*'* wonderful and gor> genu# Diteiilal vpeelaulo, second only t" the great fra# I held In Babylon, wbeuatlom. »aod PrlU'T# came to do honor to their Hover, elgn. Horn the descendant* wflhe ruler* of two hundred millions of people belonging to the oldest and richest nations of the world, came together to profess tbulr loyally to Sir John Lawrence, the representative of Queen Victoria. “The pageant,” we are told, was of Oriental brilliance—a great sceac of bar baric chivalry—elephants and horses, chariots and banners, gorgeous dresses and the glitter of arras. But conspicuous in the swarthy procession, marched a plain body of British troops, followed by a battery of Armstrong guns, emblems of the new Empire which bos been created, and the central personage, the recipient of all tho homage, was a simple English gentleman, who Is not oven a noble. It cannot be without a sensation of pride that an Englishman imagines for hlm«elf this purple and golden spectacle, this en tbroncmcnt of English power amid Oriental pomp, this picture of our countryman dis tributing the rewards of loyalty to a hundred subject princes, who are eager to obtain the Star of an English order. They are all our subjects or feudatories; we assign them their relative ranks; they enjoy their honors in dependence upon our pleasure; we are the mastcrs'of them and India. All that spread ing legion of grandeur, hoary with tradition, sacred to the oldest memory ot man, colored by long ages of splendor, hieroglrpbed by long ages of ruin, deep- with the dost of an awful history, solemn in Its vastness, its secrets ot an utter ly hidden post, its traces of mighty changes ang conquests, its wonderful glory sod won derful shame. Its enchantments of beauty, its monuments of flirt, and grace, and genius, and nxury, has been practically subdued to.-our sway. Princes make tbeir reverence to the Viceroy, who couut their tenants and their evenucs alike by millions.” Skating Extraordinary# [From tbc Louisville Courier. Jon. IS ] The Cedar Hill Skating. Park was crowded with the elite aud beduty of tbc city on Sat urday afternoon, tbc cause of tbe gathering being tbe skatlug match for the champion ship of the city, announced to take place at 4 o’clock. At tbe time appointed tbe con testants for the championship entered their names. They were ten In number, A double railing bad been made length wise across the park, leaving on avenue about eighty feet wide—and in this the con testants were to exhibit tbeir skill—tho pro* mtnm to be awarded to the individual who could skate with the greatest rapidity and grace, and cat the most gyrations. Fire jndKM were appointed to awanl the promt- 1 tuna asd certificates. At four o clock exact ly the trial of skill began, and each one of the outb went ttytragh bla performances wlrt great skill and remarkable dexterity. One 'of them wrote the alphabet on the Ice wlltf bia skates almost as fast as a person could recite It.. „ Another wrote a verso from the Bible; a third drew a likeness of Butler; a fourth narked out “the .path to prosperity ;” a fifth drew a picture of a blind man loading a drg; but the sixth one capped the climax. Ho drew a glUtcning promissory note for $lO, and marked out the place for the rove nuo stamp to be stuck on it; he then wrote out an affidavit that he was entitled to the premium, and, whirling quickly, dropped on ila base on the ice oigjhc affidavit.bat rose 16 his feet at once, leaving on the melt able document a stamp os near Hko a no tary public’s stamp as could bo. •' After these exploits the Judges put their beads together and awJfdcd the premium to F. Lammotl. Certificates were awarded to Henry Price, L. C. Robinson and J. 0. Speed. The awards of the premium and certificates were very just ly made, and ♦ho assembled crowd testified their approbation by continued applause. It then commenced sleeting and the crowd dis persed, the Fourth street oers being crowded with, the throng returning to the city. THE WORLD OF AMUSEMENT. Art, Music, the Drama and Society Horae Cara—Three Nnlsaneca-Over crowdluff, Dirt and tlie iTlau that Crosses bis Legs—The Faahlons—Bon* net*, Hoops and Ornaments —Photo- scnlplnre—Huge for' Units— Illslori’* ToUettcs In “ Elizabeth A Iflara ,lne« In the Xronpe-Pnrcpa and Carl Rosa AUlnnecd—The United Staten Constitution Set to Haste— Hints for a musical Performance of the Senatorial • Content—Note from Edwin Booth—Dillon and Jean Hon* nter—Strakosch In St. 1.0 uls—Pl ns leal and Literary Items. Cmci.no, January 10, 1907. To the Bddors of the Chicago Tribune; A temporary lull In the world of amuse ment gives me a chance of freeing my mind on another topic. .Confucius Hhvcr would have doubted what was the greatest evil lu the world had ho lived In Chicago in this year of grace. wfiutd have found it in (ho street-car. His almond eyes would hate overrun with tears forthe sufferings of the great public, tbo babies and the horses. Next to the who Is McGinnis, comes the question, how shall wo obviate the street-car nuisance? Leaving the mys terious Mr. McGlnubs lo himself for a lime, I propose to take up this nuisance, and, to make my screed more effective, 1 ’divide 11 into three parts: i. Crowding.* U. Dirt; n. The mail that crosses his legs: The lltsl is (he woMt, nhd I see ho rctnedr fer 11, because It is (lie fallll of die (Illbllc: i do nut know s iiiitti) woman or child In (hU ell r whu would not fnlhet heiigoa tu the brake limn halt a minute and tide In mi empty cah die ia«l iiiiiu ivhu gels In Is altriiys gulttg lu Kfufimali (he hist women UatU’avsafteFii libeiMil iimlie itiilb(in‘’in pediieed flunrci, wlilidi she will \m' if 5bc l wails j ami (tie la*i uhlld is always Finiiitim fop adm lup. If (in* jMslalun; would eumd (hat siaudees shmild ride treel( mlelit wmk, beeiihm Ilit'ii (he eimdiinlnr wuuld nut Mnp h (he s«nM were all Bill, IMrii lmwpv*>f, pad bn *m»b)p«l. (lltliil* nny ptim|)u(ii|*|. Jury wimld award tna pra- HPiim In a li'Tia nar nvar a’tiog-p'm. nr a Digger liHllHn'fluhliluiranaaa alnnlu, People tin lungur limit for tlm signs tin Mm »«r», They distinguish them hy the smell. Archer mad and (J)yhotirno avenue usually sm«dl l|iu lundust, I have homi told that tlm Amber road horse# sleep In the ears nights. I uin prepared tn believe It. Tho # North Hide ears have u smell of garlic, onions and beer; the West tilde ears have Hie smell of tar, gas mid the Chicago Rlvom the Houlh Hide have the smell of statu hay, kerosene and straight whiskey, to which added tho concentrated stink of Bridgeport. These arc the-natural, subjective smells of the cars. Now pack one of theso ears full of humanity. Hhnl doors and windows, and add' tho Individual smells of llfly or sixty people, and 1 submit, a hog.pen on wheels would ho cifunlly desirable. Hut as If dirt were not enough, there U a man In every cur who crosses his 1 legs, tho upper one extended across tho aisle. Ho trips up people.' He wipes his foot on la dles’ silk dresses. Ho gets his hoots cleaned gratis. He takes tip room enough for two persons. Ho Is a nuisance, Ho does nut confine himself to one cur. Jio Is on tho South, North and West Side curs. I warn him to keep his legs to like a Chris tian. I might mention other car nuisances: the conductor who keeps lbs door open la win- ter and shuts It In summer; tho man who carries homo bedsteads woman with two babies who makes .yon get up; the driver who never stops on a crossing; the balky hortc and the lame horse : tho man who always steps on your corns; the woman who turns up her nose when • you offer her a «eat, and the man who sits down in vour scat when you rise and offer It to a lady. But if I write on all these nuisances 1 shall not have room io say anything about the fashions. It Is not true that tho latcsl style net U a three cent postage stamp confined to the head with green thread strings, bat It will be cheerful lo the ladies to know that they will continue to' bavo- flat crowns. Aurelia has been arguing with mo recently on thc.byglcnc of hoops as an apology. The. Dear‘Child la now utterly downcast to find that it Is the height of stylo to discard them altogether, and very near the style to dimin ish them down to airy nothings. This has been done to affect an appearance of slimness round the hips. All those dangling chains undict ciosses, anchors and other bijouterie arc also given np, and their places supplied by the same knick-knacks In amber. Black Is all the rage in Paris. * There isanotberragoin Paris—Fholosculp turo. People arc no longer satisfied with a carte tie vUfle for tho album, but aro collect ing busts. This fashion will be a favorite licrc. I could make a uulquo collection of bust fortunes and bust reputations, bust clcr- pymen and bust lawyers. I ran Imagine Ce leste and Aurelia at their little private de runrr discussing the merits of their busts. C Inquires of Aif she knows Drown,and An> plies, "Oh I yes, I’vo got his bustgoes to the cabinet and picks him odt only to And that Biddy In dusting has chipped his nose off; whereupon C and A think It Is such a charming jcke. There arc so many people on a bust now, It will be very easy to get up a collection. Rut speaking of fashions and toilettes, the ladles who are going to ice Distort will get some idea of real grace and beauty In the (oltctfb of the’ great tragedienne. For in stance, )n Elizabeth, five toilettes, as fal lows j Fmrr Toitrm.—Clrocn velvet dress, embroi dered with gold. Royal purple cloak, of tho sttno pattern. While Hated.collar, ol real Isco. White silk cloves. Madame Hlstorl will wear a ml wig, with curl*, ornamented with email dia mond stars. aim upon her bead a small reglnal crown. On her neck an antique “diamond ribbon necklace.” with diamond ear rings (o match. A colden Leif, profusely ornamented with dia monds. Ptcosn Totunr*.—nine velvet dre«o. with em broidered gold Mrlpes. while sstln eWNe, and a sold Lett ornamented with diamonds. On her heck a full eutpnre collar, and a magnificent necklace ornamented with gold and prerluns stones. £be will wear pearl ear rings an-I a Mirle Rtnart bonnet of velvet, with diamond pendants. The stomacher will bo ornamented with a mass olpitrlons stones. Tuiflu Tomatta.-Oetievacrimson velveldress. embtuldrred with silver and gold, with a tpuliial cloak lo Watch, with lace Untlctslcnvp*, Jirtu* menird with pearl pendants.. collar, Rllssiieilmn, fan shaped and fluted. l.'hilelslb bell, •tubel* Plied Hltp diamonds. Madam* Hlslml will wear a Istgs regal crown, snmnmiied by s mngnirt(«nt OjaJem, composed of sUMlwped brliihhis, me band of gold mpamstiied with diamonds, pearls, finsralds. and MnoMk" "order of thelUrt"/,'' ldm> tnaitifltsd and emVU ■lied with pearls, dla> nmnds.andemetalds. Whim »ilk gluy*#. Uc« liindksreiiM. rot'MTM ’l'ou, allk dress, orna» roe/iltd with jet, w itlt an molar garment of parols satin. Collar ruled of Urn, with pros bullion fringe.. A Uige nlaroond brooch, Purple velvet rap, trimmed with gold lace, omaroenb*4 with pearl* and precious atonea, Fii-th Tou.rpr*.-Rlch yellow dimsik drois, Irhnmed wuh while *llk and embroidered with blue, the waist piofnaaly ornamented. Venetian lace bosom and wnatleta. Under garment r.f white moireantlqnc.npoD which the "Order of the Garter" ta embroidered. Smalt guipure cap. large royal crown on lbs bead. After the astonishing toilettes of the street, the theatres and the opera, It will he refresh ing to see an actress who studlonaly repro duces costumes, actually worn In tbeogeahe represents. The rush will be literally tre mendous, for everybody Is going, and not to have seen and heard Rlstorl.wiU be to con fess yourself out of the world; and it Is not the least interesting thing that there are a bride and bridegroom in the troopc. Cesarc Rlstor!, brother to Adelaide, is the happy man, and Adelaide Glannnartaine the happy lady. They were married in Cincinnati last Thursday night, didn't issue any cards, baf wQI expect everybody to call npon them at their receptions In the-Opera House this week. And this reminds me that fair, fat and forty Parc pa is about to become the wile of Carl Rosa, the violinist. " Fiddle,” said the Dear Child when I told her this. "Oh 1 that this too solid flesh would melt,” quoth I. 1 said in these fcuiUctona the other day that some musical genius in Paris had set the United States Constitution to tnnslc. Tte Paris Figaro gives an analysis of it os follows: “I bo preamble to the Constitution Is a grand and majestic recitative well sustained by alto and comra-uuto voices. The first article Is written for a tenor voice. Other articles are written, tome for nasio, tone for soprano, some tor baritone. At the tod of each article the rccttaUve of the preamble is taken np again In cborn#.” “ iL Greeder has betrayed his opinions and haa outdone himself is the article relating to State rlsbta. This la written in a minor key for base and tenor, and there is a struggle oi voices aud instruments which might make the author of 1 ahtbanser Jealous. The tenor who appears to susta n the doctrine of State rights la evidcnUr overcome by (he bass, whilst the small flates which support the tenor wage fierce war with the trombopea and bassoons, the anxflUries of the bass. The violins, lost and frightened, oo the ac companlmeat In tremulo and plod cat! Piniitv (betencrand the flutes ytild to the heerie- in struments, aed the return of peace b celebrated by the violins In slow arpeggio. The eonwltu- Uonal amendments are treated aa fugues, and jeer™ ia Introduction lo a formldaole finale, la which th« but dram and the tamtam pt a7 ininor isut roles.” 1 think the !eto’ Senatorial contest would nake np well musically.. The cohering of he Legislature would do well forthe over .are; stationery, pen-knlvcs. and postage itamps being * the leading motive rwblch :onld be worked up, with the Leland House Ball and caucuses for accompaniments. The artival of General Palmer might ho announced by ihc drams, cymbals and trl angles In heavy' reeUatlvo, and the appear ance of Logan and* Oglesby wonld form a neat little, passage for the trombone. A •wind passage for the horns woulflnevitably betray the entree of the Chicago Journal, the players taking their theme rather tlm. Idly, as if they were trying to play two airs at once. Martial, music In allegro move, inent by the trumpets, would announce the gathering of Trnmbnll’s friends, and the double basses, andante, of Palmer’s. The contest might ’ then com mence by a grand explosive dfaeord of all the Instruments, gradually diminuendo and pianissimo, leaving nothing but usqueaky tremulous tone for the plcfcolo, representing Palmer’s letter. After a few bars of rest, the composer should write a unison passage giv ing Trumbull’s reply, gradually working it uplnsymphonlcal style to a tremulous fortis simo passage of harmony, typical ofibe election and victory. The congratulations might ho expressed In a liquid scherzo move ment, the gradual cessation of this and that instrument indicating that this and that gentleman is overcome by his feelings and doesn’t care to go home before morning. McCoy of the Opera House has bad corre spondence with Edwin Booth, and everybody will regret to read this note fromihe great actor: Niw Yonx, Jan. To Professor McCoy. Crosby’s Upera House, * Chicago: Htxn But:—My time for two years hence Is dir pored of. It Is therefore impossible for tu«f to en tertain any proportion,—however flattering. Believe me, Very truly yours, fin. Boom. Dillon sandwiched himself between tbo Opera and Klstori, giving a short season of comedy at the Opera House to very fair bouses with a wretched company. John la go ing buck to Colonel Wood's, is going to study Shakspcrcan Comedy—a splcudld field—SlTa good boy Ih future, and deserve the plaudits of the public. If he will do this ho will take n prominent If not Iho foremost place among the great American comedians. Joan Ilosmar* who used to bo at McVlck or’s, Is still shedding stellar rays upon the benighted New Toikcrs, and Inst Monday evening played the Countess, in Sheridan Knowles 4 play of “Lore/ 4 al Albany; When I remember lief hole, I cannot tefrahi from quoting llifll Liaulllul little jioeul: “ TWinkh‘l (winkle, hills its?*,. Ilutv 1 wohtler hhatyoU atS;' t have left hiytt-li bill tittle fooill In s|niak of liiiiek* and illehilnie, mid foriimaletv Ihetols lint iniiiiilu say< Slfdkuselii ttllli his is dowti in Si: Luiiis doing a very Caiilssa hits uni the hFUiielillls, »ful •'l'rlliduit/ 1 trhleh tillsiimnniheuil fop W(-iliie«itav uveib liigjitul tuby i-Mfljiuiiftl, 1 ItiiHi ifiitt Va lihsii whs in leiive ills ipmi|tu mi (Im hth, mill hu lu ijpleiiiis In slim In (he Pmii'h llu>h()¥h<M I'oiMiinttur. h IMim tn H'lhHuaiil tun Piihnin Ifiooliurns nf Him liiNo uf (Ini violin (»rufo«nr«hl|i!i( dm )lniMul«t-'im: wivalnryi I'araHw, aMetlean pihim dmimt, hbls Pin well in Him piibllu In Mie following blMllll I ojirfara Irnvlnp, pnrlnuis far s long llmo.my ha loved Kiinilry, hi.il Ilia imtnurmis spd esleeniiid pit ml*, wlm, In llm ojuts imuniis, duronr which 1 Ima Iba jilrnsma of nyJ.lng my npiaarunou In lids msgiullrunl Uii-blioTTisvu ulv.-n mu su many (okons of llmlr regard, I consider it my duty, by osproiilhg publicly my dorp sense of gmilludo, tn psy my last dobl lo ilia publli'. IhlicnnDoit Im iluna by simotiM'liig ajmmifli, wlncli, by can- Duct. I rnjay t’idiolv.ly.Tiiiil wbicb I nisei undur the kind (iratcitluu of lilts gallant aud goimrmis pcajdu.” I would like In pay tnjf/debts with n benefit. If my creditors take to It kindly 1 hope they will mil he shiw to apprise me of the fact, and buy us many tickets ns possible. News from Kamo stales that the Atibo Uszt, having llnlshcd hts oratorio called '• Christ,” a few days since played same pas sages of It to the I’opo, who embraced tho composer, saying: “My dear son, yon aro my Palestrina.” * Tho fbltowlng now pieces have just been wrltUn In Europe: King Manfred, by Ucl nleko; the Magjdan,[by Ithclubergar; and tiurdatmpale, by the liaronoss du M ilslrc. (liisUvo Uoro Is going to Illustrate IWs Haven. Alexander Smltb.who wt»le Dream Mlb, U dangerously ill with small hopcsof recovery. Dickens' Christmas story has reached a sale of three hundred thousand copies. a The Her. Blundering Abbott Is actually going to Paris to ask a Job from Napoleon*. Hu proposes to do the UJstorJjm of Ctcsar In three volumes. It Is only two or three days ago that an assassin tried to take the Empe ror’s life. This fact wlll*undoubtcdly have some Influence Injils decision. Anotbajf blunderhead, Edmund Klrkc, is writing n biography of Jesus. He will skip the story of Ananias, 1 will wsger. Parton bos got himself into hot water 1 by hie essay on Webster In the lost number of the Xorth American, and a score of quills have been sharpened against him. - Tho Atlantic for February is Just out. Tho number contains the second Instalment of Dr. Holmes’ novel, tbo beginning of a story called “George Bedllllon's Knight,” by Mrs. Rebecca H. Davis ; Professor Agassiz’s first paper on “Glacial Phenomena in Maine; essays on “ Characteristics of the Elizabethan Literature,” by £. P. Whipple ; “Comic Journalism.” by Charles Dawson Shady; “A Driff.Wood Fire,” by T. W. Hlggirson ; “Heal Estate,” by J. T.Trow bridge ; “ Forza Mosglorc,” by W. D. How ells ; “Rccollcctloua of Vanderlyn,” by Bish op Kip; “Tho Republican Alliance,” by Joseph Mazzinl, and “Tho Standpoint of tho Boarding House,” by Joseph D. Howard. Rev. E. E. Halo’s story is entitled “ How Mr. Fry Would Have Preached It,” and among the poems arc “Tho Guerdon” byT. B. Al drich and “Mona” by Alice Cary. In Dio meantime who Is McGinn!? ? PEUBOItINB. , ofllcfn’ Pee*. To the Edltorof the Chicago Tribune: La Hanrz, HI., January 10. The Gcncrol Assembly ought to be extreme ly callous about adopting any measures to In crease ofllccrs* fees. They are notoriously too high now. At the scsstou two years ago, the Legislature passed two acts to increase the fees of ofllccrs, and made them applies hie only to between fifty and slxtf’countics of the State. One, applying to County Clerks and Clerks of the Circuit Courts, and to continue in force until Juno 1,1807, in creased the pay of those ofllccrs In the coun ties to which It applies over one hundred per cent. The other lueruascs the fees aud per centoge of Sheriffs and Collectors, so that they get lor the same service mufo than twice as much as was ISwful before, and te mains In force until July l; 1807. The fees allowed by these acts arc perfectly enormous. Many of the counties ta which they apply are among the most wealthy and populous of the State, os for instance, Hancock, San gamon, Fulton, Warren, and McDonough. Resides the specific Increase of fees, such as from 11.00 to fJ.CO for Issuing a marriage license, from twcnly-flvc cents to seventy* life cents fur acknowledging a deed, lUU per cunt fbr recording deeds, do., the increased allowance to the County Clerk for iflnktng up aud extending tax books, ana to Collect ors aud Treasurers for their services, will aud does require ten ttiotiratid dollars tuuro imiuey lo be rrfisod by taxation of the people Itt shell counties as (laueoek, limit would he necessary under the old law. Their pay tin* derthe old law was sufficient, as is fully shown by the welt known fact that these of fices were actually luermivp, and very Much sought alter uy competent as well as incompetent men. A large majority of our people are In tovor oilne immediate repeal nr the laws above referred to. Roveral bills have already been Introduced by members from different parts ofthn Hints mr their repeal. The County ami Circuit Clerks, Sheriffs and Colleoiors in this end some other counties named in those sets have become alarmed, and are doing everything In their power, not only ao prevent the repeal oftacso laws, Lut -also to have a new law passed, making offleers* fees and pay much greater than are allowed by the old law. Many of these officers, from tula und other counties, have already con gregated at Springfield, and such a bill has been prepared and will be Introduced, and they are determined to use every effort, and aj/p'y all the means necessary to have It passed and become a law. Now It Ii against this and like measures that I wish} la behalf of the people, to warn the loyal members of the General Assembly. No such fee bill ought to be passed, dod those special laws ought to be at once re pealed. If thecoropcnsatloa allowed by the old law Is not sufficient, let such officers as think so resign. Other men equally compe tent cau costly be found who will serve the people well for the fees and compensation allowed by the old law. *■ vivtift, A Cowardly 'Anas*(nation. I From (he Nashville Press and rimes, J&a nary 18.1 Late last, evening we received the hor rible Intelligence that Hon. Almon Case member of the Senate from the Twenty second District, had been brutally murdered There can be no doubt of the corrcctness r of this information, although as yet but few particulars tfte known la this city. It seems that a few days ago, a man whose name we eotud not learn, hut who was a resident of Obion County, In which Dr. Case lived, rodo Into the town of Troy, and up to a number °f persons standing on the public square, and shot one of the number down; who this was, however, we could not learn. Immedi ately after thu, the man rode off, and going to Mr. Case’s house. Inquired for him. His wife told the man where the doctor had gone, which was some miles,distant, and he departed in that direction. When be had proceeded a few miles, be met Mr. Cose com -Ing horde. Both being on horseback he turned to accompany Mr. C. to his borne, as the latter evidently supposed, aud theyrodc on together for some distance. When nearing the homo which the villain was to make desolate, they mot two other men, cotnlfag up In tbo opposite direction. When they were suffi ciently near to afford assistance to the mur derer, in case he should need it, the fiend drew a pistol and shot his unsuspecting vic tim dead on the spot. The three persons then rode off. Mr. Case was a man nearing fifty yean of age; quiet and unassuming in destroyed In Uke ° De of W* months s"-o mrtu i A D », UKe . QiaT, uer, \ few timethathU llto v lora °raa from the murderous i,,^i a^5 r a A home, *hlch has finally fallen Mm MiW4la THE TBEP. Jlog ™Th f o o Comi„l“Vfe or \ amount of slakes contested fo-Lo lh,! 1 Belgium and Baden amounts to 3 2,5£,000 fnines, or Xnt iuutS r Ts" 1 1 rench Jockey Club bare Ibis yearm'ssj ll ' I !'™' r 'f i=l,liO lo the added stake, in ,s' I dition to what thev nave ls,t r.., r '_i. ‘ “ m ““« '» principally given tovt£lft.W 1 and Chantilly meetinn-s. In the above sum may be deductedsm which 18 the snm total of stakes money in that country. At Baden lb* «L,*. e,i for the three days’racing amount tl'ivm £ Conut de Lagrange heads the list of win’’ w ’ I IbU year, but Tils accounts show i dS,' .1 lion of nearly £.>,000 from last yea? V pclamarrc treads closely on thef heels ns be was fortunate enough lo w°s°,l s . ’ ircuchDeib* with a very mudentS„s. e 1 via: Horcnllne. Ills stable alto-elhe, £'• In event lorcc during the season." “ C M Baron Flnot, althongh with tirn A . tlons he bo, Vutivelr^.o"",^ steep Debasing now ranks a good ~!> , ’ Wowing a considerable Increase on hi. i..l I. year’s scoreo. Major Fridolin sbr.tr. , ..Si decrease this season, but the however, nothing to complain ..“‘.S V nel. thanks ?o the victories of E to ,i e vn k at Baden, shows a very excellent I •4ng more than double hit last *?' W M. Fould Is about the saiima/h** <l . ar ‘ ) u | 1 A- f a very satlafuctorv account. \i\i I Aumont, and Schlckler all show a <1 -S, s ?’ ■ on last year. Those must M having made the greatest nddUii.L a„7vi M H count Talon and Baron de Iferhfcm f , 5 ‘ 9 mcr particularly having had a vm 'v.L' r ,‘ year. * - • M In the Midi, or south of France, Juron,!. Nexon and Viscount dc Chemtlier ,',.»an Increase. In Belgium Vlseuunt U'u*. cr ..t.. at the head of the list of winner*, ba?lnl won about the sum# amount ns last v. , r lit Is followed by Baron IVuelmont, wlm lutin' creased his returns, ami also uim h i bis stud. At Clmnlllly M. Fler-li, In, .m k Kent Imre been tolerably sttece-t-fui -j-k* former’s stud has paid very widl, i horses are particularly adapted f-<r w.i-M I barriers (hr gentlemen riders’ races'll* I Gibson, trainer at Chantilly, lots h„i „ good year, and great credit Is due in lii,:/,; r the manner in which he brought mil prince \ Regent ( a casl-otr from M. s- hh-kl-r% ' Stable), with which he won iiltu- )n •„« The must vttltmble race of the bn the eunlinenl, viz.: the Grand Pthife I’nrlf, was won hy the Dukd of B aufin * CeHolij ahd 11 was hidept! gfaUfylng la Ihehentty riceplloii the duhe renirct! n., bis Indie Kdiirtiliig lu the Weighing eirtu. /rhr*, pHheil'Ul bohtjlichial sleepleeiivp, yMij tlio Ghthu llnjiuieai* Blbohti-i-iitJ. fl ( iMej’lt*. ttajr itpHhv J|j. ; gumtfVsThe It K-i*. fthit*l» hail Just boHte ftuhi i lltHetrefiMliiMthly «iriinj* »* klih’h.tteiu ttuh Jjif kiiftii?h lihUM*! i -i.,1 anil M, Viti-m's have l-evh >;r|.| dilflliif illi' | ud -et-urn,. till ft new si ml ImHi hi litfh.li.WliH lots tdm.ib.nl ( I’lliiiin « 3 |,u hill bf. IjlhlMti lill‘ altthli* h'FHlMflv O’ I py til llhlilHPK. HH'lWHlßllfi * ■ I llilltb |l MMIJF flu H[|h y Im tltqru IlliVtiF »'!»•’ !•■»<» llHtimi'-MIMUi HI I ni( ll'Hlt Hi pFMaMMIi IVf'ftllltV tll‘T<> !»■»• fl*>| 11. l'll \Vt6 l|| ltl|V Mil l> llltt n| Hm* P=mml )i< th |m mlii fa, t.u.l )li.u ) uu in )i(i ri* uh nit lit |m Hu (Uen valit tn (Imt Mium ids nut limn jfM nt ii|iy pluvious Hum In ihu lilstmy (it llm (inuTimmiil. Then is rnoin H r (’Miijiniiitii ns |n lint parihmUr vatw nf Mils inforimllon, though perhaps the i.ni Hint ilium iiru ftwer Dumm-mln in til h r Hmuu Im mv I linn uyiT helnm niuv ;i.> nmiil for It ill good part. Timm an- n>l mom than llimn men in llm llmmo wlto e.m hu culled Imhltiia) topers—perhup-*, lOrieMv speaking, thorn la lint one, mill hi.i l»thul<><itv la an well tempered with discretion ih.it in* never aliowa lilniMi(nt thu(!nplli>i »mh-i du ty sotier. HU drunks aro of ilie anllni nml selfish klml; Im lakes hla lioltle all in linn- M il ami swigs away till Im uaiiT slum! ii|mti. dur hla load* when He gropes hU any Imam, wraps the drapery of Til* conch about Lint, and deeps liltusclf Inloiin iinlm|»|>> r.'ti.iltmn ol snarling ami cranky sobriety, It h mi neccsirtlry to mill Hint Im Is an imilhu-iihii; Democrat and a supporter of the I'nMtlen ’* policy. There ore aim or two others In the ihnor who, its 1 lisve said, may he called top.-n, tint Ihey novo long and frequent limhl ini-r --vals, and at their worst are not oUcmlv.-iT or hdsterously tlt»sy, Thefr drunks are <>f the Jovial amf bilurlniut sort, and except Hut they become a little more Jolly than usual, you wouldn’t know there was anything Hie mutter with them. «V Of Hu? old school Southern Democratic* drunk—properly speaking, the drunk demon strative and mmlmnctions—there U but mio chronic case among oar National legislators, and that is in the senate. It Is a hopoUss case, 1 think, and will never be enrod In this world, whatever the chances may be as to the next. It is the moat unpleasant drunk of all drunks to come In contact with. It Is not only disagreeable; ft is dangerous. It generally carries a six-shooter and a big stick, and an Mgiiurded word may provoke It to use the im or the other to the detri ment of a person deserving * better fate. Senators arc atrald of it iu tbeir otllcial capo city, to a docrcJ*'tbat movents them front passing a rcbolntlom for Its expulsion from the body. Egad! tz wonld bold a man **i»cr sonally responsible”—which Is Kentuokv parlance for shoaling him In the back, or Pollard phraseology for blazing away nt him from bchiud a monument, as they do in Kieli inond every once In a while. Them ore two other cases of intemperance remaining In the Senate, both chronic. I fear, and beyond the power of phvsicor treatment. One is a specimen »>f Hie di unk senile,' or the drunk infantile : 1 really don’t know which to call it. It Is so hard to tell whether the poor victim has lost his senses or has never bad them. He i* nearly “wound upV” bodily qs well us mentally, and as his otllcial term expires on the till ul March, perhaps it’s not worth while to *ay nnv more about him. Lastly, there Is a recent acquisition to the Senate from the reconstructed state of Ten nessee, who exemplifies what may fw * want ol Letter terms he denoted flte drunk, lugubrious ami »olil(»*|ti'»us. This drunk betrays tola) depnvity without a single redeeming quality. It is unsocial, dogged, moroMJ and miserly— patronizes third-class estiiblUhmeul-*, quietly and secretly in ucd out to avoid ob servation and the consequent cntnllmrnt i f a treaty wabbles along the sidewalk dw cnurslog to Itself, and when no longer able to navigate with safely, seats Itself on i doorstep, and stares ‘vacantly at *ll that passes, with on Inqulnfttr »lr us to what the devil It's all about. It Is thomoitobm-xiniis of all the drunks I know of, - perfectly mi poetic and unroinnntlc, and without evens spark of chivalry to give It r.est of piquancy. With these four exceptions the present Congress may be set down as a wonderful and praiseworthy- exception tft Its piede ccssorlu the particular matter of temper once. Aberdeen ihc (frcalrst ■ttirelonr.VTnlc . liiir City In the World. A writer In an English journal, drsciibln' the manufactures of Aberdeen, guys ? "Tho Aberdonians would seem t*» h scarcely less celebrated for the manufacture of paper than they are for granite, ships, mid combs. Few might be Inclined to believe that one million of‘superfine envelopt-i' ore made dully In Ibis remote region of the kingdom. But In addition to this, one firm manufacture filly tons of writing paper a w . oe ' c * their mills at Stoncvwouu, in the vicinity of Aberdeen, and al the L’ldott Works ftho envelope dcpartmffVt) In the city Itself, they give employment to some where abont two thousand person*, and ns far ns regards envelopes, the great proportion of which arc folded-* nml stamped by machinery, the I'lrles arc believed to lie tho greatest maker* of the present day. They confine themselves lo the production of note paper, envelopes and cards. The business was commeiieco by the grandfather of the present partners in the year 1170. The niunuiaeture of grav. htowtt and Ira paper Is curried ou at Waterloo and Mnggtciuus*, two mills » lew mites north of Aberdeen, belonging to a firm who tutu out elgliljMx thousand tons t.f paper weekly. Hint fifteen thousand tons of grocers' paper bags, for whlrlt latter limy have a machine capable of doing the work of twenty women in any given lime.. They employ altogether about twu hundred ami liny hands. Tim extent offim Aberdeen paper trade may he gathered from[the ft el UmlHhere are live paper mill* within fifteen mile* of the oily, wheriat no fewer than two ihmi«-ind five hundred persona find employment," The Varlil Nlinm, i* Thfl-flowtid TatU time prick* tlie Jlcmleltu bubble ami takes (be wind out of young Itannutt’s achievement; ** The marvellous plucji. energy, audacity. Indomitable will, peraojprlng elan aud self, sacrificing patriotism Which hare been ex* exhibited by running three thousand miles before a steady westerly gale In a heavily manned, seaworthy craft of two hundred tons and upward, without starting a tack or a sheet, seem qnltc to have electrified a ilow-going community unused to and unusual exploits. Your tarry-banded fisher men who baa spent weeks and weeks on the Banks’ at mid-winter. In a cock-boat a quar ter of the size 5f the Henrietta, manned by an eighth of her crew, and utterly deficient in bersafeguardsor her luxury, does not, of coarse, see the thing in the same light that enthusiastic Journalists do. Ue will tell you that at this season heavy winds blow almost invariably and persistently from tbo westward, and that If there is any danger at all In trying to cross the sea in a staunch schooner well handled, there is less at this season than at any other. Indeed, so far os bis experience goes, be will assure you that, once clear of oar own coast, th„ great* dilll cnlty at this time of year is not so much to get to the coast of Ireland as to keep yonr eelf/rem being blown thitherward whether you will or no. In proof of which, If you .111 mate It worth f.U while In*tumble waj. he will venture to put you across the lierrlup pond next December In lib little Ma ria or aarah Ann, as the case may be ” Proverbs from” Pooch. Take time by the forelock—to have his iair cut. T?. l^l? n l!l adl fc l “*r onr dally paper. Thcproof of the jmildlng Is In the eating— a exeat deal of it. h^wuiujiiui, _ o * , ' uv . er a gWt horse In the month—lest youshpujdfind false teeth. a hare with many friends—was eaten at £*toh .to time saves cine—or more Tvords, when a button comes off while you ore dressing in a great hurry for One man’s meat Is another man’s poison— when badly cooked. « Don’t connt your chickens before they tro hatched—by the patent Incubator. Love Is blind—and unwilling to submit to an operation. First catch your hare—then cook It with rich gravy.