Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 5, 1873, Page 6

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 5, 1873 Page 6
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NEW YORK HERALD BROADWAY AND AH* STREET. JAMES GORDON BENNETT, PROPRIETOR. Volume XXXVIH No. MS AMUSEMENTS THIS EVENING. ATHENEUM. 585 Broadway.? Grand Vakibty Estkr UUKUII. NlBLO?S GARDEN. Broadway, between Prince and Houstou sta.?Airael , ok, Tim Magic On a km. OLYMPIC THEATRE. Broadwav. between Houston and Bksecker street?Uvim I)u?nv. TTNJON SO lT A RE THEATRE, Union square, near Broadway?Paoc Kroti WALLAOK'8 THEATRE, Broadway and Thirteenth BtxeeL?Turn Socirx's Last SuiLLi:ta. GRAND OPERA HOUSE. Twenty-third it and Eighth (T.-Uoim C'aigTO. BOOTH'S THEATKB. Twenty-third street comer 81x0? avenue.?Daddy O'Dqwp. THEATRE COMIQCB, No. 814 Broadway.?Drama, BOKLSCQUK AND UUO. ACADEMY OF MUSIC, Fourteenth street.?Bur* Bkaud. ST. JAMES' THEATRE, Broadway and 88th at? McBtoy's N kw Hibrbmcor. BOWERY THEATRE, Bowery.?H?j> m CamcK? tiAUGILAHLK COREDIKTTA. NBW FIFTH AVENUE THEATRE. 728 and 730 Broad *ray.?Divobt*. WOOD'S MUSEUM. Broadway, corner Thirtieth at? Wuxt HtiLLY. Afternoon and evening. MRS. F. B. CONWAY^ BROOKLYN THEATRE ? Dsmi thb Gaslight. TONY PASTOR'S OPERA HOUSE. No. 201 Bowery ? Varjktt EnTXBTAmaar. BRYANTS OPERA HOUSE, Twenty-third it, corner 6th av.? Macao Mixituair, Ac. NEW YORK MUSEUM OF ANATOMY, 618 Broad way.? Ecimcx ahd Art.. TRIPLE SHEET. Hew York, Monday, May 5, 1873. THE MEWS OF YESTERDAY. To-Day's Contents of tlie Herald. "THE MUDDLE OP THE CHARTER MONGERS I HAVE WE A MAYOR?"?LEADING EDI TORIAL TOPI0?Sixth Pagb. A PALLING BRIDGE PLUNGES TWO HUNDRED MEN, WOMEN AND children INTO ROCK RIVER, ILLINOIS I FIFTY-ONE CORPSES ALREADY RECOVERED ! TERRIBLE SCENES OP DEATH AND OP consternation I A fatal BAPTISM?SEVENTH PAGE. HARMONY IN VIENNA I THE NORTH GERMAN press ON THE GREAT WORLD expo SITION I AUSTRIA'S INDUSTRIAL GLORY GLOSSING over HER BITTER DEFEATS! TRANSLATIONS OF THE SPECIAL DE SPATCHES PRINTED YESTERDAY IN GER MAN?Thihd Page. PEARS OF ANOTHER SAVAGE TRIBE digging UP THE TOMAHAWK 1 THE KLAMATUS REPORTED AS RESTIVE! THE SOLDIERS IN THE LAVA beds AWAITING rein forcements?GENERAL CANBY'S ASSAS SINATION?Skyentu Paqb. Investiture of bishop corrigani an im posing CEREMONIAL! HISTORY OF THE YOUNGEST AMERICAN wearer OF THE MITRE! BISHOP McQUAJD ON THE jesu ITS IN GERMANY?Tkntu page. CHE RUSSIAN ADVANCE into CENTRAL ASIA ! BUT little PROGRESS made-BRILLIANT BANQUET OF THE BRITISH ROYAL ACAD EMY?Seventh Page. Victor emmanuel requests the with drawal OF THE CAHINET RESIGNA TIONS-FRENCH MONARCHISTS DEMAND A conservative RE-formation OF THE MINISTRY?SEVENTH Page. fieavy EXPORTS OF coffee from MEXICO TO THE UNITED states! RAILROAD MAT ters?HOT DISPUTES BETWEEN CUBAN JOURNALISTS?Seventh Page. AMERICA congratulates SPAIN ON HER RE PUBLICAN TRIUMPH AND SLAVERY ABO LITION IN porto rico! THE AMERICAN MINISTER'S ADDRESS TO AND REPLY OF PRESIDENT figueras! THE INTEGRITY OF SPAIN? Sbvbnth Page. citizenship IN THE union! THE DECLARA tion OF INTENTION BY ALIENS! A case with SPAIN! SPECIAL ITEMS from THE FEDERAL CAPITAL-Thibd Page. GANGED FOR murdering HIS BROTHER-IN LAW! THE CRIMINAL DECLARES HE WOULD KILL HIS VICTIM AGAIN?MARINE NEWS?Tenth Page. a HERITAGE OF MURDER! A LAD OF SIXTEEN BEATS THE BRAINS OUT OF A COMRADE NINE YEARS OLD?Third Page. SCIENCE victorious! A PRACTICABLE SHIP CANAL ROUTE ACROSS THE ISTHMUS OF DAR1EN DISCOVERED AT LAST! ONLY TWENTY-EIGHT MILES OF CANAL VIA THE ATRATO, DOGUADO AND NAPIPI RIVERS! SEVENTY MILLIONS WILL CONSTRUCT IT! TIIRILLINO NARRATION OF ISTHMIAN LIFE AND WONDERS?Fifth Page. WORDS OF PROMISE ANI) OF REPROOF FROM THE PASTORS! THE POWER OF THE WORD, TlIE BASIS OF TRUE FAITH, WATCHFULNESS, sophistry AND PUBLIC BIBLE EDUCATION THE POINTS ELUCI. DATED' THE DIAPASON OF DEVOTION AT ST. STEPHEN'S?Fourth Page. FINANCIAL MALSERVATIONS AND. THE RUIN IN TIIE STOCK MARKET! PACIFIC MAIL! APRIL A REMARKABLE MONTH! THE REPORT OF THE BANKS?Eighth Page. OBSEQUIES OP THE LATE HON. JAMES BROOKS! TOUCHING testimonials OF REGARD FOR THE MEMORY OF THE DECEASED Foubth Page. BISHOP MclLVAINE'S REMAINS TO BE IN TERRED TO-DAY, WITH IMPOSING CERE MONIES?AMERICAN ARTISTS' WORKS AT PRIVATE competition?MALNE LYNCH LAW?Fifth Paob. TUB HERALD'S DESPATCHES FROM VIENNA. Our weekly and European editions of the H?mAT.n will contain in fall the graphic and instructive accounts of the opening of the Yienna Exposition as presented by oar four Correspondent*, Berthold Auerbach, Louise Hdhlbach, E dm and Yates and John Russell Young. The oooounts of the two distin guished German writers will be published in the German language. Wejm the Nations or Both Hemispheres in the Vienna Exposition are doing everything they can do to bring empires, kingdoms and cepoblios into more intimate relations of peace and commerce with each other, the Atlantic eaMe monopoly has seized the opportunity to flbow to the civilised world its contempt for public opinion, and that, beyond the grand |dm of extracting all the money it can extort from the necessities of its customer! on the ground, it has no interest in this Vienna pesos oonforenoe. Yet we apprehend that in this braliuss this cable monopoly may kill the 0oom wttdi kum thossaolden eggs. The lortfi Get In an Press on w Vienna Exposition. Turning from the warmth and glow of our special German correspondents on the open ing of the Vienna Exposition?Berthold Auer bach and Louise Milhlbach?to our special despatches from Berlin we pass at once into a cooler atmosphere. The extracts from the Ber lin papers which we published yesterday in the Gentian language are reproduced in English to-day, and will be found especially valua ble in pointing out how the Vienna festival is regarded by those journals that speak in the name of the new German Empire, with or without authority. The first noticeable sentiment, and one which pervades all the journals in question, is creditable, namely? a frank and hearty desire to evince an appre ciation of the great Austrian victory of peace. The student of European politics will natur ally look behind these first ebullitions of friendliness for the traces of the old poisons of war and national distrust In the half-uttered word is sometimes found greater significance than in the loudest and longest sentences. Prussia, exultant in her new glory, in her apparently invincible force, can well spare a word or two of gushing joy over the Exposition brought to a successful opening by her whilom foe. That the throb of a common race should be felt in this testimony to Austria's triumph in presenting a grand show of peace is perfectly natural, and it is one of the most hopeful signs of a growing esteem between the two peoples. Says the National Zeitung, "Although merely repre sented in the Palace of Industry like other nations, we yet feel ourselves the most pre ferred, the most welcome. The German Austrians did the greater share in this work." The feeling that peace is secured between Prussia and Austria is the next feature that will attract attention. It does not matter how the peace is pledged, so the pledge is binding; and whatever recollections of bitterness on the one side or rude joy on the other the pledge covers, humanity will accept the fact with thankfulness. The precise expression of this feeling towards Austria is seen in what the National Zeitung says thereon:?"No mat ter what may have been the divisions caused by political barriers, Germany and Austria will come out of the Industrial Palace as they entered?united. We hail this 1st of May as a day of triumph for German intellect and industry. Without envy we look upon this success of our brethren in Austria, and joy fully bear testimony to such an incomparable triumph." Around this point the Berlin journals flutter prettily, as if fearing to alight on a very deli cate spot Says the JBerliner Tribune:?"We re joice that the necessary explanation of 1866 has left no more serious imprints. Germany de sired unity. Either Austria or Prussia had, of necessity, to take the leadership. Suc cess decided, after a short campaign, in favor of Prussia, and Austria may feel contented that her development is no longer impeded by German interference." To describe the swift, short, but bloody war of 1866, as a "necessary explanation" is a very gentle way of putting the matter indeed. Men who have been wounded can look with com placency upon their scars in after years, and Austria, with her busy millions and her great Exposition, with her energies more centralized and better directed than ever within the past century, may be able to smile at Sadowa as pleasantly as the Viennese greeted the Imperial German Crown Prince, Frederick William, the uiuer All these neat qualifications of the hearty congratulations from Berlin to Vienna show that in reading them we are oat of the region of enthusiasm. The North Ger man is easy and gracious, because the Austrian, in spite of past misfortunes, is prosperous and joyous, and because, above all, she can do no harm. Let Austria accept the congratulations as the best things that Prussia could possibly say of her, and go on encouraged in the career she has marked out for herself. She has no troublesome Italian subjects to cause her uneasiness; her heterogeneous empire is as closely united as it can be under the present rule. Hungary is quiet, and Galicia will give her no trouble. If, as she protests, the strong-armed German sur geon, who trepanned her in 1866, has let out all the ambitious humors that troubled her brain so long, she will be happy even if the aspiration to be mighty has departed. When the Berlin papers come to the discus sion of the general good derivable from uni versal expositions, as we might expect, they are philosophical. They recall the history of these World's Fairs, and point to the auspices, bright or gloomy, under which they were inaugurated and held. Tho stress laid upon the bloody times that followed the Paris Exposition of 1867 is intended to convey the idea that to the actual preservation of peaceful relations between nations exposi tions are not very extraordinary helps. Their satisfaction in viewing the work of Francis Joseph by the Danube to-day is chiefly derived from the thought that its tendency, however faint, is towards the fraternizing of the Powers, and that, in any case, there is no danger" of war. There is a peculiar com placency in this thought for all true Prugggo^ which is worth remarking. ^ "W- * The Spenersche Zritung takes the matter tp id a practical light which is notable. It dis cusses the views of the optimists and pes simists of world fairs and chooses a mean be tween them. It does not see that, per se, a grand array of goods, machinery and pictures insures peace. From our own experience we may say that Boston's peace panjandrum had as little to do with peace as noise has with silence. Still, somebody may be bet ter off musically than he was before. We sup pose this for the sake of illustration, as to state it seriously would lay us open to the most terrible sarcasms of an outraged musical world. The NpenersrJu Zeitung seri ously Bees that universal expositions "are not without striking useful qualities. In the first place, they give a vast and detailed picture of the advance of civilization during the decades preceding them and afford in their details to tho man of industry rich opportunities for instruction and ex(>erience. A particular point is that it enables the practical workman to inform himself of the progress of industry and to take home a life-like and faithful picture of tbe condi tions of progress in his individual sphere." The workmen of Austria will then, be tbo benefited by the Exhibition, and this reminds us that although compliments are showered, wars winked at and navies insisted on, there is nothing notioeable in these German papers of how these expositions maj act on the democracies of Europe. Berthold Auerbach drew a fine picture of how they glorified labor, and, as toilers, the masses of all nations can take common ground. Thus the sovereigns of the earth often build better than they know. That which elevates labor raises tho laborer from the dust where he has grovelled so long. The hu man machine finds reason developing within him, and he advances with certain tread to take his share in the direction of his own and his nation's destiny. There is no dreaming in this. The elevation of labor does not mean that brainwork or muscle work will be less severe in the future, but that labor will lead to more intelligent ends. This is one great good of universal exposi tions. In conclusion, we may say that the German citizens of America will be glad to learn that, between the two great branches of the Gorman race in Europe, there is much honest and mutual well-wishing, tempered only by a few gentle reminders that bygones most be by gones. Presenting American Congratulation* at Hadrid. Our special despatch from Madrid gives an interesting account of the elaborate ceremo nial with which the resolution of Congress, congratulating the Spanish Bepublio on the abolition of slavery in Porto Rico, was pre sented by the American Minister to President Figueras. In presenting the resolution Gen eral Sickles made a series of felicitous allu sions to the wisdom of the emancipation in Porto Rioo, and, although he does not appear to have explicitly urged the like policy for Cuba, he hinted at it The President's reply was naturally full of kindly allusion to the friendly recognition of the United States. Its undertone is the expressed resolve of preserving the integrity of the Spanish Bepublio in all its territory. Until, however, the Spanish Republic takes the decisive step of abolishing slavery in Cuba, it will bo exceedingly difficult to judge what are the prospects of Spanish rule there. It is the only chance that at present remains of deal ing tho Cuban rebellion a staggering blow. Fighting desultory battles with the insurgents at ruinous cost and on atrocious, inhuman principles, will never accomplish more than we at present see in the condition of affairs there. Imprisoning a commissioner of the Herald, whose offence is trusting in Spanish honor and being able to tell the truth, will certainly not put the rebellion down any more than it has prevented Mr. O* Kelly from describing the strength and resolve of the insurgent leaders. The success of the experi ment in Porto Rioo may give the Spanish government sufficient confidence to try eman cipation as a curative agenoy in Cuba; but until they make the essay their prospects in the Antillies will not be brightened. The name of a repubUc is not enough to inspire confidence anywhere in these days of incre dulity. The American Scandal at Vienna. President Grant, on bis return to Washing ton this week, will, it'is believed, appoint the the successor of General Van Buren, the present Chief Commissioner of the United States at the Vienna Exposition. Whether the charges of corraption have been proved against the present Commission or not the removal of General Van Bnren will be amply justified. The suspension of the accused from their official functions while resting under so grave a charge was a proceeding to which they should, even if innocent, have cheerfully submitted. The contumaciousness which they exhibited in refusing to surrender the plans and allotments of exhibitors' space to their successors was unpardonable. Every obstacle they could create was thrown in the way of the new Commission, and the confusion of the American Department on the day of the opening was one of the disgraceful results. The question on which the suspension was first ordered must not be lost sight of. The charges of corrup tion are direct, and the variety of meanness which they signalize is very startling. We can afford to listen to the adverse criticisms of foreign nations upon our institutions while we are able and willing to correct abuses. It is, therefore, necessary that the investigation into the alleged delinquencies of our Commis sioners should be thorough and searching. If they are brought home to the suspended Com missioners we should be glad to see full pun ishment meted out to those who have attempted to disgrace America before the eyes of the world. The President and the Alodoca. The President, it is expected, will return to Washington on Wednesday from his pleas ant excursion to Colorado, the Dome of the Continent It is reported that he is op posed to any interference with General Scho field from any source, and tersely expressed it in a recent telegram, when he said too^jnany commanders is the obstacle to the success of our troops. The great Napoleon expressed a similar opinion Vhen he said that in the com mand oi~$a army one bad general is better two good Ohes. Still, we believe that an offl ,.?ial visit by General Sheridan to the Modoc couftiiy and other disturbed districts of the Pacifio siop&woald speedily be followed by law and order' thihi^n; and, therefore, we think that, as no other i&fcnce so important as this requires his special attenth^oat present, he should be detailed to this geni?1fciJn?pec tion and rectification of the warlike Incfiai&r from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific coast, including the Modocs. Meantime, it appears that all is quiet in the lava beds; that it is folly to attempt to whip the Modocs in the regular army fashion; that there has been no scouting for several days, and nothing heard from Lieutenant Cranston and the missing men, whose bodies have probably been burned; that eight bodies are known to be still on the late battle field or burned, and that the war fever seems to be spreading among all the wild Indians of the neighboring States and Territories, and that in the Mountain City district of Nevada par ties of Snakes were pouring in from all direc tions, painted for war. A general inspection, therefore, by some competent officer, of all these tribes and reservations and the move ments of all the warlike bands concerned, is .nqv tu or<Jer, and ? wo know of no otjpc officer in the army bo veil qualified for this

service as General Sheridan, we repeat our suggestion of his appointment for this impor tant mission. He is a peaoe-maker who has no faith in half-way measures with vicious In dians, and he is the proper man to deal with them. *The Muddle of tike Charter-Monger*? Have We a Mayor) The incompetency or dishonesty of the re publican State Legislature has been so manifest in the botching and tinkering of the New York city charter, from the earliest hoars of the ses sion, that it will not bo a matter of surprise if the completed work shall be found to have left the municipal government in a condition of confusion likely to inflict serious injury upon the public interests. The question whether Mr. Havemeyer is still Mayor of the city, although treated by some as a huge joke, is in fact a question of the gravest importance. It not only affects the legality of the departmental appointments which Comptroller Green as sumes to be arranging for the Mayor, but, what is of far greater moment, it involves the valid ity of the city bonds and of all our financial transactions. Hence the serious consideration of the subject is of imperative necessity, in order that the point which has been raised may have a legal solution. The charter, just made a law by the signa ture of the Governor, creates the New York municipal government de novo. It repeals all the city charters and charter amendments which have ever heretofore been enacted, from 1830 down, except as to such provisions as are specially mentioned in the repealing section. It vests the corporate powers of the city in a Mayor, Board of Aldermen and Com monalty. It provides for the election of a Mayor and twenty-one Aldermen at the gen eral State election in 1871. It makes a spe cial provision that "the Aldermen now in office shall hold office until the first Monday of January, in the year 1875;" it makes no such provision in regard to the Mayor now in office. If the retention clause was necessary to save the Aldermen elected at the previous general election it would seem to be equally necessary to save the Mayor, who was elected at the same time. If, without this saving provision, the term of. office of the Board of Aldermen would have ended as soon as the charter became a law, it is certain that Mr. Havemeyer is not now legally Mayor of New York. The contingency is pro vided for in the section which clothes the President of the Board of Aldermen with all the powers and duties of Mayor during a vacancy in the latter office until the next gen eral election "at which a Mayor can be chosen." The Mayor and Aldermen are the elective officers of the city government As to the appointed officers, a similar course is pur sued. The heads of departments who are to be retained are saved by special provision, as are the Aldermen, the only difference being that the rest of the appointed officers are specially legislated out of office on a fixed day. The question as to the present standing of Mayor Havemeyer turns simply upon the power of the Legislature over an elective officer. If all former charters had been re pealed and the office of Mayor abolished Mr. Havemeyer would undoubtedly have been legislated out and his offioial career would have been at an end. But while the law under which Mr. Havemeyer was elected has been repealed the office of Mayor which he fills is continued or recreated by the new charter. Mr. Havemeyer cannot hold office by virtue of a law which does not exist He is not re tained in the new law. Hence, if he is Mayor of New York at all, it is only by virtue of a constitutional right, which entitles an officer elected by the people, by virtue of the con tract he has made with the people, to hold office for the full legal term for which he is elected, unless the office itself shall be abolished and cease to exist But the same Legislature which has passed the New York charter is endeavor ing to legislate the present New York Police Justices out of office by a law which continues the office of Police Justice, but turns the in cumbents out before the expiration of the legal term for which they were elected If this can be constitutionally done then Mr. Havemeyer's official career is terminated, and he is no longer Mayor of New York. If Mr. Havemeyer is still Mayor under his constitutional right?he is ccrtainly Mayor by no other title?then the Police Justices bill is clearly unconstitutional. This is the sort of legislation to which a Legis lature four-fifths republican?a party laying special claim to honesty and intelligence?sub jects the great metropolis of the United States; legislation in which ignorance and dishonesty contend for supremacy, and which must of necessity draw down upon the taxpayers a costly and damaging litigation. Four Atlantic Cables.?It is expected that four cables will be working across the Atlantic and five across the Oulf of St Lawrence be fore the 1st of September. But to the public on both sides of the water what is the differ ence between one cable and four cables, if the four are in the hands of a monopoly, who put their charges at the highest figures which the public can be made to pay ? An opposi tion cable is the cable wanted by the public, and such a cable at half the charges of the ex isting monopoly could be made to pay and pay handsomely. The Czab and the Kaibeb?What Cam It All Mean ? ?The splendid and imposing hos pitalities showered upon the Kaiser William by the Emperor Alexander at St Peters burg fully equal, if they do not surpass, the pageants and festivities of last year at Berlin, in honor of "the meeting of the three Emperors." j$,^.what does it all mean ? There were some very imperial demonstrations of brotherly love ftlParia in 1867, between Louis Napoleon and lfingWHWi, and yet in 1870, whilo Paris was being starve? into a capitula tion, the French Emperor had become a pris oner of war of the Prussian King. It may be that these imperial reciprocities of brotherly admiration and affection mean peace ; but a high authority has said, "put not your trust in prinoes ;" and this entente cordiale between Berlin and St Petersburg may prove as hol low as that between England and Franco on the famous "Field of the Cloth of Gold" Who can tell? ___ _ A Hundred Thousand Defalcation fob New Orleans, in the flight of a broker named Ducros, is reported, which is a pretty good figure for New Orleans. Now let us hear from Chicago, Mmy Sabbath Sermon*. The tendency of thought to ran in rats is in nothing more apparent than in pulpit theology. There is no valid objection to this in certain circumstances and with proper limitations ; but one would snppoee that in the Scriptures there was ample breadth and scope for the thought of theologians to evolve something new from time to time. David prayed that his eyes might be opened that he might behold the wondrous things contained in God's law ; bat our preachers now very generally close their eyes to these wondrous things and range over the fields of fiction, sensation or science to find something to help the people to believe the Gospel. The prophecy is that the will come when there shall be a famine, not of bread and water, but of hearing the Word of the Lord, and the indications are that if that time has not already come it i# not far distant Can not the Gospel be preached neither to illustrate the art of Raphael or Angelo, the musio of Haydn, the science of electricity or any kindred topic, nor to be illustrated by these? Has it not a specific purpose of its own, declared in both its letter and spirit, which is distinct from all these things ? The Word of Christ has power in it, as Dr. Chapin asserted yes terday, because it has been heard by the greater portion of the civilized world and be cause it lies at the foundation of Christianity. Science, the Doctor said, had obliterated many errors, but to follow it to a solution of divine problems would lead us to nothingness. The word of Christ is neoessary to complete the edifice. Mr. Hepworth attempted to measure Chris tianity by its own rule, but he found that the influence of Jesus Christ could not be measured by any rule. It is found every where?in .painting, music, literature, scienoe. Indeed, wherever He is needed there He is; and the great peculiarity of the New Testa ment in treating of him is its common sense and its consequent demand for implicit obe dience. In some respects this age is an age of faith. Men trust each other more than they have ever done before. But in other respects it is, perhaps, the most sceptical age of the world's history. There is need lor a great increase of faith both toward God and toward our fellow men. Dr. Atterbury tells us that this is to be obtained not by cold and listless indifference, but by struggling to increase friendship with God, by confiding in Him and running to iTim with outstretched arms as children run to a kind and loving parent The crowning attribute and emotion of God or man?love?received consideration at the lips of Dr. Ormiston, who saw in the gift of Jesus Christ to be the Saviour of the world an eternal and unanswerable truth that God is love. It was the greatest, highest, grandest gift that could be bestowed; and a love that could make such a sacrifice as this could make any other. Hence Paul argues that He who spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, will with Him also freely give us all things. The onity of the Christain Church, its par poses and the means of its attainment wen treated by Mr. Boole, who insisted that, the Church having but one head, even Christ has only one life also, and however we may try to galvanize the Church into a seoond life to suit the world, as so many preachers are now try ing to do, its one life and purpose must re main and must make itself felt in the earth. Rev. S. J. Stewart, who is evidently seeking notoriety and the praise of men rather than that of God, tried to answer the sensational question, "Is Dancing a Means of Grace?" It would seem to be such from the many church members and others who resort to it and who prefer it to the prayer meeting or the lecture. While Mr. Stewart does not object to dancing in itself he thintai that, as practised among us, it is immoral in its tendencies and helps to destroy religion in the soul. But no man or woman who has religion enough to bear the soul to the pearly gates will need to "trip the light fantastic toe" here or find anything congenial in the danoe or the theatre. And yet what do the ministers of our city do to turn the people away from these questionable amusements ? Does not their silence give consent to indul gence in these things ? Mr. Frothingham asked, "Is it better to die than to live?" Jonah said it was when the worm gnawed away his gourd. So many others have said when some trifling good has been removed or when they have failed to ob tain a desired end. But suicide is a cowardly thing?the act of a poltrOon. Too many, we doubt not, live, as Mr. Frothingham remarked, with their faces toward the ground and their backs toward the sunbeams. They turn in the direotion of amusement and pleasure, and if they cannot have a perpetual change life becomes weary and hateful and they end it Father McGurk evidently has not much faith in death-bed repentance, and hence he cautioned his hearers against putting off recon ciliation with God until such an hour. Dr. Scudder illustrated the importance of watchfulness in spiritual things, even more than in material things. He pointed out what is involved in watchfulness and the degree of care that we should bestow upon such valua ble treasures as God has committed to our keeping. Dr. Wild caationedjiis people against doing busTaeM with'men'who have fio oQier capital than their Christian profession, and oited the failure of the Atlantic Bank. He opposed the removal of the Bible from the public schools, because the arguments brought against its retention are those of force, and because the State must give impartial instruction to all its children, if U would maintain free institu tions. Mr. Beecfifct ^illustrated the limitations of human knowledge by facts connected with the lower animals and with others of a more celestial nature. But the limitation, he thinks, will be removed by and by. ?'We Look Out fob the Main Chance," was the remark of a cartman whose services were called for at the great Chicago fire, by a man whose house was burning; "we look out for the main chance, sir, and I can't take off them five trunks for less than fifty dollars." The Atlantic Cablo Company say, "We have you now. Hore are our terms, and as there is no help for you, we guess that you can count this one hundred and fifty per cent increase in our charges so much clear gain ; you un derstand." It is only the Chicago cartman's ??main lo form. Tile Darien Ship Caafcl V* 4 OrtML From the inception of (he explorations afKw ing at the union of the Pacific and Aflanfla oceans by means of a canal the has kept the world posted on all that has bean accomplished. We published the amplest details of the first expedition of Captain Selfridge, and to-day we ace happy to lay before onr readers the results of this second and last, with the satisfac tory announcement that the end has been reached, and that the Darien Ship Canal remains no longer a question of perplexity. In the interesting correspondence* whioh will be found on another page, rela tive to the expedition, itB travels and ex periences, the statement is given that Chq entire length of the proposed canal ha? been reduced by this latest exploration to twenty-eight miles, the length of the tunnel to about three miles and the estimated cost of the work to less than seventy millions of dollars. Captain Selfridge found the Atrato "a mag nificent river, and, at a distance of 180 miles from its mouth, capable of floating the heaviest ships even at its lowest stage." In its course this river comes within a few miles of the Pa cific coast, and the object of the expedition was to find that point most available for the construction of a canal which should carry forward communication from the rivet to the Pacific Ocean. This was done. There was great labor in the work, and Cap tain Selfridge and his officers are deserving ol the highest credit for their skill and devotion* This canal must and will be built. The com merce of the world demands it with a mora imperative voice than it did the opening of the Suez CanaL The latter cost one hundred millions of dollars. The Darien Canal will cost thirty millions less and prove a far more profitable investment. The history of the last and final expedition will be eagerly read, and! the only matter of regret connected with it is the loss, by drowning, of a brave and skilful officer among the exploring party. "Well, What Ask You Going To Do About It ?" were the words of defianoe of the chief of the old Tammany Ring when his ex traordinary appropriations of the public money were brought to light This man was in the monopoly of our city affairs at that day, but where is he now? The Atlantic cable mo nopoly, in reference to the outrageous increase of their charges, are now in the same con tempt of public opinion, asking the same question, and they, too, when they least ex pect it, may get a similar answer to their folly. The Book Kxveb, Illinois, Disaster.?The terrible loss of life we record this morning as having occurred yesterday afternoon in Bock River, Illinois, during the occasion of the cere mony of immersion, according to the Baptist ritual, is another of the awful lessons on thai uncertainty of life and the unforeseen perils that beset every day's existence. It can be readily imagined how utterly panic-stricken the bystanders on the rivet hftnV must have become at the appalling sight! of several hundred persons, mostly women* suddenly plunged into the stream amid cradl ing timbers and piercing shrieks of terror Many homes have been made desolate by this great calamity; and the painful reflection comes from the statement of the despatches that all this misery might have been avoided had the builders of the bridge honestly con structed it Breathing Fbeeb?The stock speculators* gold brokers, merchants and those generally who have business with Wall street, because money is easier, gold lower and the bank statement and financial situation look well. This was at the close of the last week. What may occur before the end of the present week in the changeable atmosphere of the stock and gold exchanges no one can telL The oatlook just at present, however, is favorable. Im portations will be less for a time, money wilt continue to come, probably, from the interior, and these, with other causes, in addition to tha ease which the government payment of tha May interest has given, will most likely keep money free and cheaper than it has been. Some Years Ago a "Corneb" on Bxtteeb was contrived in this city, and on a day's notice butter was run up to fearful prices. The con sumers, however, were equal to the occasion in resolving generally to dispense with butter until it should come down, for after a few days of this experiment it came down. The same remedy, we dare say, may be successfully applied to the Corner" established in the At lantic cables. The Nobwxch (Conn. ) Advertiser says Con gressman Hawley playtfd "Old Bullion" be fore the Chamber of Commerce at their dinner in that city. That is a good deal better than playing the "Old Harry " with financial and commercial affairs generally. PERSONAL INTELLIGENCE. Judge Samuel P. Rice, of Alabama, Is at tba Grand Central Hotel. General Horace Porter, of Washington, baa qoar* ters at the Hrevoort House. Captain Samuel R. Franklin, of the United Statea Navv, la staying at the Gllsey House. Commander T. o. Selfrldge, of the United States Navy, is registered at the New York Hotel. Congressman Benjamin F. Butler, of Massachu setts, is stopping at the Fifth Avenue Hotel. Senator Sumner has ordered his "back pay" to be paid into the Treasury of the United States "on his own accost." E. a Banfieid,'solicitor of the Treasury Depart ment at Washington, is among the late arrivals at the Fifth Avenue Hotel. Edmund Yates was not a member of the "Dev il's Own," but held a commission In the PoBt Office Company of the CivU Service corps of the London Volunteers. Tbe claimant Tichborne has sent out an address Of thanks to the public tor money subscription? that have enabled him to pay legal expenses In curred ill the past thirteen months. Captain Williams, of the British ship Caspian, has been presented by oar government, through the Liverpool Local Marine Board, with a valuable gold chronometer, as a regard for saving the crew of the American ship Oracc Sargent. Donald McKay, commander of the Warm Spring Indians, Is the son of a Scotch settler of the same name hy an Indian woman. He Is said to be aa? educated man, and during the rebellion was the colonel of an Indian regiment in the Union ser vice. He now holds a temporary commission from the government as captain. After eighty-nine vears ot loneliness on a Tasma nia island Mr. Robert Riddle found that "It la not good for man to fee alone," and accordingly took a young woman to his heart and island home. Mar soon quarrelled with frosty December, and Mr? Riddle, unable to solve the feminine conundrum* "gave her up." Mrs. Riddle Invoked the author!* ties, and old Riddle is now trying tfte. QUI cenunn dram la an Australia prison.

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