Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 18, 1873, Page 8

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 18, 1873 Page 8
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NEW Y011K IIERALD BROADWAY AND AM STREET. 4 JAMES GORDON BENNETT, PROPRIETOR. Volume XXXVIII No. 138 AMUSEMENTS TO-MORROW EVENING. WOOD'S MUSEUM, Broadway, corucr Thirtieth St.? Tiumin. Afternoon una evening. ATHENEL'M, 585 Broadway.?Uka.id ViBirrr Entkb. TAtHMBHT. NlBl.O'S o'akdfn. Broadway. between Prince and Houston sti. ? Azkakl; oh. Tin MaqicChabm. UNION SQUARE THEATRE, Union square. near Broadway.?Vkou Khod. OLYMPIC THKATRK, Broadway, Iwttvoeii Houston and Bleccker street*.?11 ran* Omi'TV. W ALL ACK'S TTIKATRE, Broadway and Thirteenth ?trcet.?Tna Sqbink'.i Last Siiillinu. flRAND OPERA HOUSE, Twenty-third st. and Eighth ?v.?Montk C1t1.no. BOOTH'S THKATRK. Twenty-third street.corner Sixtli Avenue ? A*r Robsaht. NKW KIKTH AVENUE THEATRE, 718 and 7."<0Broad Wuy?Uivokck. BOWKRV THEATRE, Bowery.? Connkcticot Coubt ship?Cdua I.iiiku. THEATRE COMIQUB, No. 514 Broadway.?Dtxii; on. Ouu Coi.ollu UunniKK. M RS. K. B. CONWAY'S BROOKLYN THEATRE.? 'Man anu Wirt:. HVKIKWAY HALL, Fourteenth street.?Matinee at ty,? <?BANt? GONCKKT. CKNTUAL PARK GAKOEN?Suhmku Niuutk' Con ckrts. TONY PASTOR'S OPERA HOUSE, No. 201 Bowery.? Vahikt* Entkktainmknt. BRYANT'S OPERA HOUSE, Twenty third at., corner ethjav. ? Nk,ro M inktbelkt, Ac. NKW YORK MUSEUM OK ANATOMY, 618 Broadway. SCIKNOK and ABT. QUADRUPLE SHEET.' New York, Sunday, May 18, 1873. THE NEWS OF YESTERDAY. To*Da,v'n Contents of tlie Herald. . ?'NEW YORK! A NEW AND INVITING FIELD FOR THE PREACHERS"?TITLE OF TUB LEADER?Eiaimi Page. ?PAN1SH GOVERNMENTAL ACTION IN THE O'KELLY CASE! T1IE OFFICIALS IN CUBA ORDERED TO SEND THE CAPTIVE COM MISSIONER TO SPAIN?Ninth Page. ?IR SAMliEL BAKER ALIVE AND PUSHING PP THE WHITE NILE! THE PASHA HIMSELF REPORTS HIS SUCCESSFUL PROGRESS AND HOPE OF CLEARING AWAY ALL OBSTACLES TO FINAL SUCCESS?ninth Page. ?THE IMPENDING STRUGGLE IN ARKANSAS! POPULAR AGITATION OVER THE POLIT ICAL STATUS! A COLORED COMPANY ORGANIZED?Ninth Pagk. 1*10 NONO IN GOOD HEALTH AND RECEIVING DELEGATIONS! FEARS OK DISTURB ANCES?INTERESTING GENERAL NEWS? Ninth Pagk. "CUBAN QUARANTINE OF AMERICAN VESSELS! PRESS QUARRELS?THE FRENCH ELEC TIONS?Ninth Pagk. DON CARLOS THANKS GENERAL DORREGARAY FOR HIS RECENT SUCCESS! HE ASSUMES PERSONAL COMMAND IN NAVARRE! A BOURBON LOAN FROM ENGLISH BANK ERS?Ninth Page. ADVANCE IN THE ENGLISH DISCOUNT RATE ? TO SIX PER CENT?THE CHARGES OF BRIBERY AGAINST THE AMERICAN WORLD'S FAIR COMMISSIONERS SAID TO BE FULLY SUSTAINED?Ninth Pagk. ANOTHER MURDER! A WHITE MISTRESS OF AN EIGHTH WARD NEGRO FOUND Ml'R DEKEI) IN BED! FLIGHT OF THE PARA MOUR?Fifth Page. 4 SCISSORS-GRINDER MURDERED UP THE HUDSON?A STARTLING ATTEMPT TO POISON AN ENTIRE FAMILY?Fifth Page. A GHASTLY MYSTERY IN NEWARK! FRANK FORRESTER'S GHOST REVISITS THE "PALE GLIMPSES OF THE MOON'J?Fifth Pagk. GOVERNOR D1X SIGNS THE POLICE JUSTICES BILL! VIEWS ABOUT AND PROVISIONS OF THE I-AW?STATE CAPITAL NEWS?THE LABOR MOVEMENTS?RAILWAY BAN QUET?Twelfth Pagk. YACHTING AND AQUATIC GLINTING S? ART MATTERS?NEW BOOKS?GLIMPSES OF THE FOOTLIGHTS? Fifth Page. THE RELIGIOUS PAGE! PASTORS AND THEMES FOR TO-PAY! EPISTLES FROM THE SEARCHERS OF THE SCRIPTURES! THE PAPAL PROPHECY! GENERAL NEWS! THE ROMAN CATHOLIC PROTECTORY? Sixth Page. PROCEEDINGS OF THE PRESBYTERIAN GEN ERAL ASSEMBLY?JEWISH SERVICES? Sixth Pagk. LEGAL BUSINESS IN TnE COURTS YESTERDAY CITY HALL RUMORS?Tenth Pagk. FINANCIAL FEATURES OF THE HOME AND FOREIGN MARKETS! BRIGHTENING SKIES?METROPOLITAN REALTY AND RAPID TRANSIT?Seventh Page. Mobder Not Qvelled.?Capital punish ment in vaunted as a preventive of murder. Wo hauled Nixon on Friday, and through the country the h;ilt?;r has reaped a full harvest j during the past week. Yet on the very night alter the terrible end of Nixon in the Tombs , a negro in Sullivan street is believed to have added a monstrous homicide to miscegenation and bigamy, completing the list of his crimes by brutally killing one of the three white women with whom he had livod in shameless ?ice. We have to-day also a mysterious story of a depraved butler, who is supposed to have poisoned a whole family in one of our fashionable streets. These illustrations of total J* depravity argue strongly against the efficacy of the teachings of the gallows, while they equally throw discredit upon all our methods and forms of moral instruction, our schools, books, journals, and even the sacred Church. Either there are deticiencies in our system of enforcing moral truths or we do not give our ethical instructors full play. Evidently with them all, and the scaffold to boot, wc arc far from the millennium. The Health of the Pop* is greatly im proved. His Holiness is, indeed, if we can judge correctly from the cable despatches, i convalescent, if not completely restored to i his everyday condition of bodily strength. | Numerous deputations poured into the Vati- ^ can yesterday to congratulate the Pontiff, in the name of the faithful, on his recover}-. He received the members at a grand Pontifical audience. A large number of pilgrims coming from Florence are expected in the Holy City to-day. King Victor Emmanuel is apprehen sive that the devotees may say a little more ?i?n their prayers, so His Majesty has rein forced the military garrison, and appears dis posed to play the gnnte of troops ap?ip#t UprtUen?? very disquieting proccsa. Ntw York? \ New and Inviting Field for the Preacher*. It in not, we tLuuk, at all unfair to say that New York is, of all cities now existing on the face of the earth, the most cosmopolitan. It is only a few years ago since Sir Charles Dilke, in a somewhat loyal book, called the "Greater Britain," spoke of New York as an essentially Irif>h city. Sir Charles ifl now one of the most advanced of English reformers. Since he wrote the "Greater Britain" he has changed many of his opinions. He is not so loyal to his Queen as he used to be; he seems to be much less satisfied than he once was with things as they are; and it is quite pos sible that, in the enjoyment of a fuller and clearer vision, he has changed his mind re garding New York. Most certainly his opin ion of New York was one-sided. His judgment revealed a biassed miud as well as au imperfect knowledge of facts. To-day Sir Charles is, no doubt, convinced of his error, having found out that New York is quite as much German as Irish, and yet heart and soul an American city. Our institutions are a puzzle to the people of the Old World. They do not, they cannot, understand them. Our city, while geographically and politically American, is as English as London, as Scotch as Edinburgh, as German as Berlin, and as French as Paris. How it is so the passing traveller ought not to be supposed to know. The cosmopolitan character of New York has just found a fresh and somewhat striking illustration in an event which occurred on Friday evening last. The Jewish Temple Emanuel is one of the most conspicnons orna ments of the most beautiful part of our city. In that most elegant structure taste and wealth have equally found development and satisfactory expression. An ornament to the city, and such an ornament as should be a source of pride to every New Yorker and, indeed, to every American, it is also a monument of the piety of our Jewish fellow citizens. On Friday evening last the Rev. Dr. Gottheil bade the congregation which is wont to assem ble at Temple Emanuel a temporary farewell. The reverend gentleman, it seems, is one of the most learned and eloquent of English rab bies. Attracted by the name and fame of the United States, and yielding to certain solicita tions, he made a visit to these shores. Tho Temple Emanuel congregation heard him preach on three different occasions, and the result was that Dr. Gottheil was offered six thousand dollars, we suppose in gold, to leave his present charge, in Manchester, England, and come to New York. Yesterday the Doc tor sailed for Europe to arrange his affairs, to hike sorrowful leave of his Manchester congre gation, and otherwise to rid himself of the cares and encumbrances of the Old World prior to his settling in New York and taking his place as English preacher at Temple Emanuel. In bidding the Temple Emanuel congregation a temporary "goodby" ho promised to return, and pledged to them the services of the remainder of his natural life. This, as we have said, is another o/idence of the cosmopolitan character of our Empire City. It is long since New York began to have attractions for tho lights of the musical, dramatic and lecturing world. Many years have rolled past since the elder Kean found in New York and our other cities appreciation, encouragement and reward. His saccess was never forgotten ; and the receptions given in after years to Macrcady, tho younger Kean, Brooke, Matthews and others kept alive the memory. In the musical world it has not been different. Who that was present when Jenny Lind first appeared at Castle Garden, or when she took part in the presenta tion of Handel's "Messiah," will ever forget the sensation? And was the Swed ish Nightingale more heartily appreciated than the sweet ballad singer, the Irish Catherine Hayes ? The visits of Dickens and Thackeray were equally memorable and quite as productive of fruit. What European celeb rity in opera or the drama, or on the lecturer's stand, is now satisfied until an American audience has been tested and American gold has been put in the purse ? How the attrac tions have told and how the visitors have multiplied! Time would fail to tell of tho many illustrious names which are as familiar here as in London, in Paris, at Vienna, at Ber lin or at St. Petersburg?the Bistoris, the Nilssons, the Fechters, the Rubinsteins, tho Froudes, the Burkes, the Macdonalds, the Tyndalls and the rest. New York has taken its place as one of the great world centres ; and despite the absence of a court and the showy surroundings of a titled aristocracy it is the privilege of our citizens to command the j sen-ices of the choicest and the best in every department of art and science in which human genius can find expression. New York, however, though fond of the theatre and the lecture room, does not de spise the Church. It is not uufair, we think, to soy that, despite the strangely mixed and cosmopolitan character of the community, we are as much a church-loving and church-at tending people as any other on the face of the globe. No government authority prescribes the limits of our belief or directs our worship. Here, if anywhere, we are free to worship under our own vine and fig tree, none daring to make us alraid. The Catholic is as free as the Protestant, the Unitarian as the Univer salist, the Jew as the Greek. All are free, and all are prosperous. No Bismarck destroys, no Victor Emmanuel appropriates ; but sacred edifices in increasing numbers adorn our city, and pious congregations of all shades of be lief make solemn and quiet tho Day of Rest. It is not wonderful that the enterprise which is the distinguishing characteristic of our citizens, which has made New York famous the wide world over, which brings to us whatever is best in the markets of the nations?the best singers, the best actors, the best lecturers, the best readers, an well as the choicest productions of the loom and the richest yields of the mine?should also secure for us the l>est preachers. In the matter of pulpit eloquence, as our columns each successive Monday show, New \urk has no cause to be ashamed of her self when brought into comparison with any of th" great cities in this or other lands. Both in native and imported talent the puipit is rich with great names. Few citics can boast of such names as a Hall, a Chapin, a McCilynn, a lnylor, a Hepworth, and, if wo may dare to call our sister city really a pari of New York, of a Henry Ward Bocchcr. In the pulp.t, as elsewhere in the midst of us, talont commands its price*; and hence the richest and moat cultivated minds of the Churches are gravitating towards the Empire City. Of late we have had some striking illustrations of the ambition and enterprise of the Churches. Not contented with the best available men at home, thej have sot their hearts on some of tho best jaen in the Old World. Pr, Hall, t>t Fifth avenue, and Dr. Taylor, of the Broadway Tabernacle, have by their success justified the wisdom and the enterprise of the congregations which called them. Both of those men occupied prominent positions in the Old World. The handsome offers made by the respective congregations removed all objections to a change of country and a dis ruption of the pastoral tie. Our Jewish brethren in calling the Bev. Dr. Gottheil are but following the Presbyterian example. If the success whioh has attended tho one ex periment attends the other the Temple Emanuol congregation will have no reason to repent its choice. We liko this idea of looking out for tho best preachers and securing them at any cost Let it not be abandoned. Let it rather be followed out by all the churches. Many a pulpit flower is now blushing unseen and waiting its sweetness. Let all such be found and brought to the city whero their beauty can be seen and their sweetness ap preciated. In this great cosmopolitan city of the Western World the new Jewish rabbi will find a hearty welcome. Arkansas In the Wake of Louisiana? The Governor Arming for War. Arkausas, like Louisiana and otlicr carpet bagged Southern States, ban evidently been badly reconstructed. Arkansas, in the wake of Louisiana, from the violent squabbles of the rapacious politicians, appears to be drift ing to tho vorgo of civil war. But, while the trouble in Louisiana has been and is a bitter conflict between the republicans and the oppo sition elements for the State government and the spoils, the new difficulty in Arkansas is a hitch between two contending factions in the republican camp, verging to an appeal to gun powder. Our special correspondent at Little Rock informs us substantially that the worst elements of the radical party in the State, headed apparently by Senator Clayton, Chief Justice McClure, Judge Bowen and othersi finding out that Governor Baxter (republican too) is not the convenient tool they desire, want to oust him and put Smith, the Lieu tenant Governor, in his place; that to accom plish this end they have devised a scheme for testing the legality of the Governor's election before the Supreme Court?a proceeding which, if carried to the point of bringing the Governor to trial, will at once suspend him and put Smith in his office. But it next appears that Baxter is not only fully awaro of his danger in the premises, but that, taking time by the forelock, he is fully prepared to fight the hostile combina tion on the threshold. He has reorganized tho State forces; he has established guards over the State House, tho Governor's rooms and the public grounds; he has secured the stores of State arms in the city; he has appointed new officers to the State militia, in cluding a fighting man or two from the Ku K lux K lan; he has the State Arsenal covered by a battery of artillery; he eats and sleeps in the Governor's office, and when he takes an airing it is under an armed escort of his friends. Baxter, in a word, means business, and if, throngh a writ of quo warranto, the opposing clique attempt to reach him to-mor row, as they threaten, he may disperse the whole party. Ho haB, it is said, the demo crats, the conservative republicans and a majority of the blacks on his side, and so, if pushed to the wall, he is strong enough to adopt the decisive tactics of Oliver Crom well. Over this condition of affairs much ex citement exists in Little Bock and in the State. We should think so. Our readers of New York, city and State, have only to imagine this violent factious feud at Little Rock transferred to Albany to compre hend the matter for excitement that there is in this Arkansas imbroglio. If Governor Dix were in the position of Governor Baxter, in trenched in the State House and with his guards of horse, foot aud artillery in the Capi tol grounds, there would be much excitement not only at Albany, but in every city, village and hamlet of the State and of the whole conn try. And it is only by bringing such matters home as these Louisiana and Arkansas politi cal squabbles that we can realize the very ex citing sort of law and order that exist in those States. It is expected that this exceedingly interest ing political snarl at Little Rock will be un ravelled to-morrow, with or without a resort to villanous saltpetre. In any event let us hope that Arkansas will be spared any complica tions or disturbances of tho public peace re quiring the intervention of the United States troops or a government of martial law. Tiie War in Spain.?Dun Carlos' cause has been vastly freshened in Spain and the neigh boring countries by the result of the lata vic tory of his troops under Dorregaray at Puento de Eraul. The royal Bourbonist leader is, it is said, in Navarre, at the head of fifteen thousand men, fully resolved to conquer for his cause or die. His chances for either result appear to have improved ; he has more men, has obtained, we are told, a very large loan of money, and, being completely in the field, he will have a fine chance for the mor tuary gratification at the hands of the Spanish soldiery. His Highness appears to possess at least one good quality, which has been rare with the nionarchs ol his dynasty?grati tude for eminent services. He has promised to create General Dorregaruy a Lieutenant (reneral, and to make Olio a field marshal. General Tristany has been earning gazette fame and promotion also, by whipping the Spanish forces, signally, in Aragon. Sir Samiei. Baker Safe.?A Herald special telegram from Khartoom, at the junc tion of the Blue ami White Xiles, reports that a letter was received at that town on the 12th of May from Sir Samuel Baker. The explorer dated his communication on the White Nile and announced the joyful intelligence of all well. He had encountered great difficulty in 1 his passage through to the point of present termination of his travels, but had hopes that the obstructions would be entirely removed during the Summer of this year. 'Sir Samuel Baker's letters to thelYinee of Wales, received more than twelve months since, told tho his tory ol' (Uc expedition ?{yui Uia-dese of tU% year 1869 to 1871. The difficulties had beon very great. The passage of the obstructions in the Bahr Giraffe hindered his progress for months, but at length Gondokooro was reached, and he had ntill one thousand troops about him. This was at the end of April, 1871. All the Summer of that year was passed in the same neighborhood. Wo will, no doubt, soon bo enabled to relate specially in our columns the story of his journoy subse quently. The Week In Wall Street. Tho financial health and strength of our country as illustrated by the operations of Wall street during the past week is one of the cheering aspects of the times. Not that men hero and there havo escaped a death struggle

with fate, or become suddenly rich; not that one stock or another has maintained its value amid the spirit of speculation; not that there has been a general undertone of confidence displayed from day to day, even while the local market was widely fluctuating; but because, viowing the entire field, there is no present cause for the; anticipation of any disastrous combinations or results calculated to affect the general steadiness of trade. There has been a slight "flurry," consequent upon the rocoipt of advices from Vienna, be cause there are always to be found shrewd men who, using the smallest protext to create what may be called "a whim of the street," set influences at work which for a day or two may "bull" or "bear" the mar ket, but, practically, there has been no occa sion for apprehension. Thus far it does not appear that the Austrian panic has destroyed auy important monetary institution. The mael strom simply carried down a number of minor victims of an unnatural and unhealthy infla tion, and the result has been the abstraction of say half a million pounds sterling from the "Old Lady of Threadneedle street." As a pre cautionary measure, to prevent a further out flow of gold, the rate of discount of the Bank of England was yesterday increased to six per cent. The hardening of exchange and a slight advance in gold were not un expected eflects. Beyond this there have been no appreciable influences at work that need for a moment cause uneasiness. On the con trary, our market is plethoric with money. Banks are overloaded with it, and seeking employment for millions of capital now lying idle. From five to seven per cent is freely offered as interest on call loans, while good mercantile paper, at sixty and ninety days, is eagerly sought, at from seven to nine per cent. It is almost certain that this condition of affairs will prevail through tho Summer, and that capital will continue to accumulate. The market, therefore, is likely to remain easy, while speculation will continue in its present groove, unconvulsed by any other than the present mild spasms. The New Fountain In the Central Park. A privileged few of our citizens saw yester day the first playing of the beautiful fountain just completed in Central Park. In a few days the general public will be invited to wit ness its formal unveiling, and thereafter it is destined to form a prominent attraction among the many beauties of our magnificent people's garden. Designed in reference to the Scriptural allusion to the Pool of Botliesda, the stirring of whose healing waters by a kindly angel was waited for by the invalids of Jerusalem, this new source of pleasure will doubtless contribute its quota to the health-inspiring virtues of Central Park. If our sufferers do not go to bathe in the new Bethesda with faith that its waters will wash away their woes, they are sure, while admiring its graceful form and enjoying the cool plash of its limpid streams, to breathe a pure and invigorating atmosphere fragrant of sweet-scented vegeta tion. Jerusalem's healing fountain was reputed to be available for cure only to the wretch who first, alter the angel's agitation of its flood, could reach its basin. Our Bethes da's angel is ever present. Its virtues will be potent for all None of its thronging vis itors will look upon it in vain. Its grace will not be wasted upon any who look appreciat ingly upon it. It is a democratic fountain of pleasure and promoter of health and happi ness in a community where all are sovereigns. If we can only have one bronze Bethesda let us have no lack of the simple, yet still grate ful jets in all our parka The Government and the Reacue ot the Polarla. It is understood that the United States gov ernment is anxious to proceed at once to tho rescue of those of the crew of the Polaris who were left on board that vessel after the separa tion from her of the party on the ice-floe. To this end, it is believed, the Navy Department is about to fit out one of the government steamers for the Arctic trip. This would be the height of folly. The government vessels available for such service are not adapted to it. To send one of them into these high lati tudes is to invite her destruction. No amount of fitting up would overcome the radical defects of build and lines which unfit them fhr service where icebergs are plentiful and wintering in the ice is a necessity. The government aid can be extended in a manner at once prompt aud effectual, by securing at St Johns, N. F., one of tho seal ing steamers, such as the Tigress, that rescued Captain Tyson's party, and despatching her to the rescue of the remaining crew of the Polaris. These "sealers" are built to navi gate the watore of Davis Straits and Baffin Bay, and can be relied on. The vessel selected would, of course, be under the direc tion of the officers of our navy chosen to bring aid and comfort to the Polaris. The Tigress could be fitted up in a few weoks for the voy age, and by starting early from St. Johns, N. F., the relief expedition would save much valuable time. Wo hope the Navy Depart ment will adopt this suggestion without delay. The Italian Parliament, the Knto of Italt and tub Pope.?The Religious Corpora tions Suppression bill of Italy is being hur ried towards final ratification in tho Parlia ment at Rome. The first clause of the meas ure, which declares the necessity of the act, has been approved by the members of the Chamber of Deputies by a large majority. The second clause, granting a national annual appropriation of money to the Pope for the support of the generals of the different orders, was adopted. This will be regarded by the extremist radicals aud "reds" as temporizing with, or a neutralization of, a groat principle. The Vatican authorities will bo, notwithstand ing the ministerial policy ot attempted concil iation, mortally offended at what has been already accomplished against the monastic foundations, so that it is very likely the Crown of Italy may come into serious trouble between the opposing forces. His Holiness Pope Pius the Ninth holds, it is alleged, some letters on this veiy subject from King Victor Emmanuel himself, which, if published, would tend to place the entire subject in a new and very strange aspect before the nations. The Pontiff will under certain contingencies give these documents to the press, if the Holy Father should become sufficiently convalescent in health to enable him to hunt them up. Pio Nono is wonderfully accurate in his reoord and classification of State papers, so that if neces sary he will be very likely to find these Italian despatches. Review of the Religious Pres??Trll> utea to the Memory of Hie Late Chief Justice. Our principal religious contemporaries de vote part of their editorial space this week to the demise of the late Chief Justice Chase and his connection with some of the great reforma tory movements of the age. The Independent, under the heading of the "Pioneer of the Liberty party," remarks that, "while others are eulogizing the deceased Chief Justice, the writer laments not so much Chase, the head of our national Judiciary, nor even Chase, the Secretary of the Treasury, who sus tained the most tremendous strain ever put upon it, and revolutionised American finance, as brave Salmon P. Chase, of Ohio, who for years was the leader of the grand old liberty party, and who, with John P. Hale, of New Hampshire, alone represented in the United States Senate the advanced and determined anti-slavery sentiment of the people." The Independent adds that "Mr. Chaso was a sin cerely religious man, and never thought him self so wise that he did not need daily to ask the Divine guidance." He, unfortunately, loaves some men in official positions wise in their own conceit^ who, judging from their political acts, receive inspiration and guidance from a source entirely different trom divine. The Christian Union (Henry Ward Beecher), after enumerating the commanding qualities of the deceased Chief Justice, refers to his po litical aspirations in these terms: ? But these great endowments had their special limitation iu that last inllrintty of noble minds In America?a desire to be President. In the case of the great statesman who has just breathed his life away among us this desire rose to a passion, a con suming Jury. No man since Webster has had this fever, this gnawing lust for the highest name and power, like .Salmon P. Chase. His name sparkled and swayed beneath the jewelry of all our stateliest civic titles save one?Senator, Governor, Cabinet member, thief Justice?but none appeased the vo racity ot his ambition while the culminating one was lacking. It is probable that the clutch of his hope upon it never quite relaxed until the nomina tion of Horace Greeley at Baltimore. This was a weakness, it is true; but it was a weakness in which he had uncommonly good company. The Evangelist, within mourning lines, em braces a panegyric upon the deceased, with this apostrophe: ? May the memory of those who wrought eo well for the country they toiled to aave be the glorious tradition of our times, inspiring those who come after to similar deedH of self-sacrltlce, and thus prove the safeguard of the Republic 1 The Observer avers that "neither the per sonal nor official integrity of the late Chief Justice was ever assailed." In regard to the religion# anniversaries the Observer wants to know what has become of them and why so little interest is taken in them ? That it is gratifying to learn that while the personal feeling in their behalf seems to be decreasing the reports of the societies show that there is no diminution of receipts and no less fruit in good results. Thus is the good work still going on, notwithstanding the lukewarmness of our pious people. The Liberal Christian descants upon the "Contagiousness of lion est Leadership," and rejoices that one of the encouraging features in our American life is that movements for reform and in the interest of justice and virtue have something of the same conta giousness and tendency tb spread that belong to evil passions and bad examples. Above all, the editor is especially gratified in having "just seen decent men confirmed by a Board of Aldermen whom hitherto he had regarded as the chief barrier to reform." "Dear Old Massachusetts" is cautioned to beware lest she take a downward course under the leadership of corrupt politicians, at the head of whom the Liberal Christian places the indomitablu General Butler. The Freeman's Journal discusses a variety of Catholic topics with its accustomed vigor, and the Tablet has ob article on the Pope's eighty-first birthday (last Tuesday), together with an unusual amount of ably written edito rials on such subjects as the "Bible in the Schools," "A Triple Charity," "Daniel O'Connall," See. The Uolden A</t gives quite an elaborate edi toriul on the subject of the late Chief Justice, concluding as follows: ? By some strange fatality in our later history all types of men ivre eligible to the Presidency except only great men. in the days of our fathers the tlnest minds lor statesmanship had the first offices cf the State; but that era passed long ago. And yet as the most honorable question in Home was, "Why had Oato no statue?" so now the chief hon<?r that can be paid our great men?and, in particu lar, to thesel three men, Seward, Greeley aud Chase, who are in their graves?to whom let us add Sumner as a lourth, while still he lives?the chief honor possible to such nii'ii is the acknowledgment by the whole couutry that It could never have offered them any post of power too lolty for their ability or too signal for their merit. The Fjaminer and Chronicle ix full of Baptist news and notes and editorials upon current items. The Catholic Review has some tart words to say about the "Methodist Approval of Bis marck." The Methodist regards as best of all that Chief Justice Chase leaves the record of a spotless lil'e. "He came out of the Treasury," says the editor, "no richer than he went into it. His many private virtues endeared him to his immense circle of friends. A steadfast Christian, catholic in his feeling and consist ent in practice, he leaves a name honored both in Church and State." The Jewish Messenger discourses upon the propriety of the Hebrews having two Sabbaths. The Christian Intelligencer affirms that "Chief Justice Chase was a Christian, who carried his religion as a part of himself into every sphere of his noble life." The Jewish Times is happy becauso the I Mayor nominated Myer Stern as ouo of the Commissioners of Charities and Correction. | The Boston I'ilot is ventilating the "O. U. A. M.," which, it says, is a society of such widespread extent as to demand the most earneht attention of citizens who value the true principles of American liberty. The editor writes upon iqforn^titpi supplied bj the books of Che Order whicfih&vo bees plaOetf in bin possession. The Baptist Weekly, referring to the late Ohiet Justice, nays "the career and character of so eminent a man is worthy of careful study, among the chief men of the nation there is not one whose career more grandly illustrates U* possibilities within the reach of toil and taleafc under the genius of our institutions.'1 ? The Eepoum Boabi> of Evocation did ? good thing, the other day, when it declined Congressman Roosevelt's back pay. Now let these gentlemen do another good thing by reforming the teachers' salaries. Give tha male teachers more than enough to suppfe food and clothing, and mako the pay of tha female instructors equal to that of the males. PERSONAL INTELLIGENCE. Murk Twain sailed for England yesterday. Secretary Belknap has returned to Washington. Senator K. E. Feu ton is at the Filth Avenue Hotel. Colonel Charles Starr, of Mississippi, is at the Grand Central Hotel. Assistant Attorney General C. II. fllll has arrived from Washington aC the Urevoort House. Mr. Bellew was a passenger for home on the steamship Batavla that sailed yesterday. Major George W. Scolleld, of the United States _^nny. has quarters at the Fifth Avenue Hotel. The Hon. Mr. Kussell Gurney, the British Claims Commissioner, yesterday arrived at the Brevoort Home from Washington. The Princess Metterntcli is entertaining at her hotel In Vienna a number or the celebrities of tho former imperial court of France. Tbe sprig or Peter stay vesant's pear tree, at the corner of Thirteenth street and Third avenue, total blossom. It burst forth as soon as Mayor Have* meyer broke down the Aldermatilc opposition. The Rev. Mr. M. J. O'Farrell, the new pastor aft St. Peter's church, in Barclay street, was visited on Wednesday by a deputation from his former, parishioners, of Rondout, who presented him with a handsome gold hunting case watch. It may be some satisfaction to Mr. Caleb Cashing to learn that Mr. Guilford Onslow, M. P., thinks that Lord Chief Justice Cockburn Is eminently dis courteous, and has written to the London Timet to tell of the experience which originated the idea. It is reported that the Marquis of Bote, tha wealthiest of the English nobility, is to visit this country during this Summer. He is chief owner in a new line or steamships to run between New York and Cardiff, in Wales, near whtch latter place ha owns pxtensivc coal and iron mines and works. An English missionary hamed Downes has goae among the Mohammedan tribes beyond the Peshawar rrontier, and some Mussulman will probably murder him to Becure a passport to Para dise. The missionary's friends in England are hopeful that the hillmen will believe him a lunatic and not harm* htm, as they have a strange vene ration ror the Insane. The youthful Ulysses S. Grant, Jr., son of the President, arrived on the steamship Donau yester day, from Germany, where he has been pursuiug his studies. He was taken from the steamer at Quarantine by Collector Arthur and some other officials, who went down the bay in a revenue cutter to meet him, and brought up to the city* Alter a short entertainment by the Custom House officials the scion of the house of Ulysses was despatched to Washington. OBITUARY. R. A. Pinion. A telegram from Memphis, Tenn., under date of yesterday, reports Colonel K. A. Pinson, a promt nent merchant of this city, and President of the Chamber of Commerce last year, died to-day of dysentery. During the war he commanded a brigade of Confederate cavalry. WEATHER REPORT. War Department, ) Office of the Chief Signal officer, J Washington, 1). 0., May 18?1 A. M. J Synopsis for the Past Twenty-four Hours. The barometer has continued to rise, with north* westerly and northeasterly winds and cool, clear weather, on the lower lakes and over the Middle and Eastern States; northeasterly winds, diminishing pressure and cloudy weather on the upper lakes and thence to the Lower Ohio and Missouri Valleys; southeasterly and southerly winds, partly cloudy and wanner weather in Tennessee and the Gulf and South At lantic states. Probabilities. Fbr the Middle and Eastern States and the lower lakes northwesterly and northeasterly winds, j high barometer, cool and generally clear weather; for the upper lakes and Northwest, ' and thence to Missouri and the Lowet I Ohio Valley, brisk northeasterly winds, railing barometer, cloudy weather and rain; for Tennes* see and the Gulf States, southeasterly and souttr* erly winds, Increasingly cloudy and warmer weather; for the South Atlantic States southeast erly winds, clcar and partly cloudy and warmer weather. The Weather In this City Yesterday* The following record will show the changes in the temperature for the past twenty-four hours ill comparison with the corresponding day of last year, as indicated by the thermometer at Hudnut'a Pharmacy, Herald Building:? 1872. 1873. 1873. 1873. 3 A. M 55 62 3:30 P. M 73 M 6 A. M 53 63 6 P. M 68 81 9 A. M 63 60 9 P.M .-.61 54 12 M 68 64 12 P. M 59 51 Average temperature yesterday 57)? Average temperature lor correspoding date last year tajf Average temperature for corresponding week last year 63 4-1 Average temperature for past week 65 5-1 AEMY ORDER. A general court martial is appointed to meet at West Point. Mew York, for the trial of Cadot Frede rick C. Bishop and such other prisoners as may b? brought before it. The following is the detail for the Court:?Major George P. Anderson, Fifth artil lery; Captain Lorenzo Lorain, nurd artillery; Cap tain 0. H. Ernst, Corps or Engineers; Captain I. K. Meillnness, ordinance Department: First Lieuten ant E. ?. Totten, First artillery; First Lieutenant W. F. Reynolds, First artillery; Second Lieutenant W. E. Berkhelmer, Third artillery; First l.ieuten* ant John P. story, Fourth artillery, Judge Adv* cate of the Court. NAVAL INTELLIGENCE. Key west, Fla., May 17,1871. The United States man-of-war Powhattan left this port this afternoon for Boston. She will son* voy the monitor Terror to the mouth of the Dela ware River. Rear Admiral Scott, relieved Rear Admiral Green on the 15th inst. His flagship Is tf Worcester. Naval Orders. Master John A. Norris Is ordered to the receiving ship at New York; Assistant Surgeons Henry C. Eckstein and F. K. Uartzeil to special duty at Washington, D. C. SUITS A0AIN8T NEWSPAPERS. St. Lot'is, Mo., May 17,1878. The Democrat, Globe and Anzeiger, newspaper* of this city, were sued to-day for $#0,000 damages by J. K. Schwartz, Charles Winchester and Joseph Hurley, there are nine suits altogether, based upon 'statements In these papers that the men named liad taken improper liberties with tw? ihoatre ballet girls. BURNING OF A PLANING MILL. Chicago, 111., May 17,1873. The planing mill or Pearson A Payne, on I,umber street, near Twelfth, was damaged by Are early tills morning to the extent of $25,000. A mart named Cressman, ancmployf, was in the mill at. the* time, ami before he could lie rescued he was shock ingly burned. It is believed he cannot recover. The Insurance on the mill was $;;,ooo. Commissioner Van Nort, of the Department ot Puhiic Works, makes the following statement ol public money* received by that Department during the week ending vesterday (Saturday!Foe water rents and penalties, >39,126; for vault per mits. $i,5(Mi (or sewer permtwi, $Hft? total*

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