Newspaper of The New York Herald, April 23, 1876, Page 10

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated April 23, 1876 Page 10
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NEW YORK HERALD BROADWAY AND ANN STREET. JAMES GORDON BENNETT, FROPRIBTOJK, All business, news letters or telegraphic despatches must bo Addressed New York Herald. Letters and packages should be properly sealed. Rejected communications will not be re turned. PHILADELPHIA OFFICE-NO. 112 SOUTII SIXTH STREET. LONDON OFFICE OF TITE NEW YORK HERALD NO. 4t! FLEET STREET. PARIS OFFICE?AVENUE DE L'OPERA. Subscriptions and advertisements will be received and forwarded on the tame terms us in New York. VOLUME XIJ NO. lit AMUSEMENTS TO-MORROW. ? WALLACE'S TMEATBB. TwIHS, tt 8 P. M, lister W allude. . BOOTH'S THEATRE. HENRY Y? it S P. M. Gourde Ui^nold. BELLES OE Tota. "*w ??????? UNION HQ U A It K T H R ATRK. JKRRF.OL, e h l\ M. I. R. Thorne.Jr, EAOLK TiTkaTRB. VARIETY, at 8 P. M. MimMIuiiib RilmBK, * PARK THEATRE. bkass, itHr. M. (?curgs Fawcctt Ruure. M8p M CHATEAU MABILLK VARIETIES. OLTM PIC THEATRE. HmrPTT DUMPTY, >i H !?. M a|#p Parisian varieties. ? BOWBRY THEATRE. OK BAND. M HP M. 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Government bonds Were higher and in demand. The News from South America is pacific, although a revolution is announced in Uru guay, which hus made soino progress. In Bolivia, Peru and Chili the Presidential elections monopolize public attention. Queen Victoria has arrived in England after her Continental visit, and the conserva tive party have just gained another voto in Parliament by tho election of tho tory candidate for Norfolk. Tho Qneen goes to Windsor and Air. Duff to Westminster, and the world continues to revolve as if nothing hud happened. The Serious Disturbances in Barbados have assumed the aspect of n revolt and show evidenQeH of organization. In fivo parishes plundering and incendiarism are reported. It is probable that the outbreak Is similar to that which took place in Jamaica a few years ago, but which was suppressed with bloody vigor by Governor Lyre. The Disastrous Explosion of Gunpowder in the railway tunnel in Glamorgan county, Wales, has rosnltcd in terrible loss of life. It is, we fear, almost useless to hope that this frightful example of evident careless ness in storing and handling powder will exercise a restraining influence on those j habitually guilty of want of cantion in tho ' use of explosives in this country. i The Revolution in Mexico continues to progress, but in what direction it is next to impossible to determine. It would serin, however, to be divided in its action as well j us its leaders, und unless the national army is very weak or otherwise unreliable there is u probability of a Lcrdist success in the end. j The government has a status and a treasury, und, above all, an organization, while its op ponents depend on plunder for tho means of carrying on the struggle. The Aoitation in Spain was not termi nated by the defeat and flight of Don Carlos. We learn that tho peoplo of the I?a.s<juo Provinces are again exhibiting a desire to renew the strngglo with tho object of definitely separating from tho mother country and throwing themselves on the protection of some foreign Power, probably Franco. It is hard for these war-wasted provinces to bo compelled to boar tho burden of taxation necessitated, by the Treaanry deficits at Madrid. Tho exam ple of France ns a flourishing Republic and separated from them only by a mountain chain must mnko them desirous of sharing her good fortune. Pbince Bismarck s Railroad Scheme, bv which ho proposes to control nil the lines in Germany by direct governmental purchase and operation, fails to meet with favor among tho directors of the various railroads not owned by tho government These gentle men strenuously oppose the measure as un necessary and impracticable. They do not look at tho question from a Bismnrckinn standpoint nnd cannot be expected to enter into it with a view to possible future strategic movements of armies and munitions of war. Bismarck only acta in accordance with tho spirit of bis own policy, and sees far i nough Utto the future to recognize the close rela tionship that modern warfare has established boiwen the soldiers' blood sad the railroad Wh*l lhall B* D??* with Twrfcey In Enrop* * In their dealings with the problems pre sented by the condition of Turkey the great poirers in Europe make hasto slowly. Oc cupation of all the provinces north of the Balkan by the troops of Russia and Austria is the objective point of the diplomatic game now on hand in the various capitals ; but the parties to the game, for reasons doubtless satisfactory to themselves, choose to contemplate the case as if such a conse quence were to be deprecated or regarded with dismay. Russia, however, is rather franker in this respect than her neighbors and allies. She does not pretend to respect tlio Ottoman Power, nor to believe that it can maintain itself or should be assisted and encouraged by Christian governments in its oppression of a Christian people. It is true Russia has two aspects in the case. She runs with the hare and hunts with tho hounds. Rightly typilied for once by her imperial eagle, she has one eye on the round of secular sovereignty and another on tho emblem of Christian faith. In the con fabulations of the diplomats she seems to rccognizo the Sultan's rights as she might those of any other potentate, and to deal with them strictly on political grounds; but when she turns to the down-trodden. Slavs on tho Danube she speaks like a crusader. Constantinople is the capital city of the Russian religion. Just as the Christian people of all countries in tho ages before Luther turned their eyes to Rome, just as the Catholic people of every country still turn their eyes thither, so the Russian people turn their eyes toward Constantino ple as a sacred city?tho Rome of tho Eastern Church?and they regard the presence of the Moslem there precisely as the crusaders regarded his presence in Jerusalem. Al though tho crusading spirit has been dead in Western Europe ever since poli tical economy has been studied, and though religion in our part of tho world is in a groat degreo free from all the deep attachments of locality?since Catholics re gard the head of their Church and not so much the oity in which ho dwells?it must be remembered that the primitive condition with respect to ideas of this class persists in Russia, and that tho people thero are emo tionally and intellectually very near what tho people of Franco and England were in the Middle Ages. Every Russian govern ment, therefore, that would not entirely cut free from a sympathetic relation with the people must keep this fact in view, and must respect the prejudices and tho passions in the light of which the nation regards the intruding infidel with his foot on the necks of men whom tho Rus sians contemplato as brothers because they aro both Christians and Slavs. It is not strange, therefore, that the Russian govern ment speaks encouragingly to the revolting peopio and lets tho Russian nation hoar only menaces of its wrath at Moslem mis rule, whilo in Berlin and Vienna, where it must remember that a balance of power is still believed in, it adopts a different tono and demonnor. That the St. Petersburg government plays this role of necessary and perhaps unwilling hypocrisy on a grand scale is one of tho evident facts of European politics. Doubtless every government as sumes in the presence of other governments a very different attitude from that it holds before its own people; but this is only flagrant in tho case of Russia. Austria is no fonder of the Sultan than Russia is ; but her assumption of faith in his future possibilities, her superservicoable readiness to construct protocols and pro grammes of reform, to put him in the moral stroitjacket of Western political ideas, is her admission that sho is not alto gether ready to moot tho case of his final fall in any other way. It is her cue to stand ns the Sultan's next friend. Every Power sit uated as Austria is must have peace on her frontiers if possible; and with this neces sity guaranteed it is her interest to have for a neighbor just such a State as Turkey. At least this is the interest of a nation ns viewed in the light of the policy that governs mon archical States in Europe, where tho pros perity of the peopio is less regarded than the contingency of foreign war. At the timo that Louis Napoleon assented to those projects of Cnvour which resulted in the unity of Italy M. Thiers pointed out thnt tho sovereign of France was constructing on his frontiers a power that might provo dangerous. In tho progress of the warlike and diplomatic dramas that .ended in putting the armed force of Germany at the command of Berlin the old politician continued Ins admonitions on this key, but was answered with rubbish conceived in a spirit of sentimental politics, until the Empire and France fell in a com mon ruin. So long as States must have more reason to fear tho growth of their neighbors than to desire the advancement of their own peopio this policy will be a good one; it is therefore the natural policy of every monar chical State that has not gone so far in the development of restraints, limita tions and other constitutional contrivances as to approach the republican system. Aus tria, therefore, acts naturally in her assump tion that all that tho Sultan's government needs is a little patching up a few paper programmes a little reform in the collec tion of the taxes. If by this friendly nttb tude toward tho Sultan she can seouro his assent that she shall have the right nt all times to tranquillize tho frontier by march in;; her troops into revolted districts on the border, and if by ?1>? pretence toward Europe that the Sultan's government still has all needful vitality sha can keep tho Moslem for a neighbor ruther than have the Tartar too near her, she will have escaped very handsomely from a great crisis. But it appears very unlikely that she can secure this result, for the iacts of the case arc against her in the country in revolt, and a point of perhaps still greater consequence is that in the complication of general European politics this difficulty may become an im portant makeweight Austria cannot smug gle out of sight in her own interest a fact that may incline a doubtful balance in which is the interest of several otln r nations. As to the condition of the revolted provinces, it is impossible to conceive it worse than wo know it to be. In Bulgaria tho Turkish authorities tako away tho children of their Christian subjects and hold them as hostages I for ad van cod payment or taxes. Cruelty j more heartless and horrible than this was | never practised on any people in the name of go^rnment. The poor Moslems are scarcely j less oppressed and wretched than the Chris i tians, and if the threat to arm the Moslems is acted upon it will not be so much the launching their ferocity against their fellow sufferers as the giving up of the whole coun try to brigandage, murder and barbarism. With all the absoluto bankruptcy of the gov ernment will be evident at an early day. I Tho Sultan will die this summer, his phy sicians say, and his nephew and hcir-at-lnw is regarded as even loss fit for a throne than the present ruler. It is a political cataclysm, therefore?a caso that the Vienna diploma tists cannot oovcr up with reams of parch ment. In the scheme of Continental politics tho consequence of these facts is that Prussia has the opportunity to give away this coveted territory on the Danube. Though she will hardly offend llussia she seems ta coquet with Austria. Tho Berlin government has aspirations for coloninl development It lias its ngonts in Abyssinia, and it will scarcely permit Egypt, if the Ottoman Empire is to fall altogether, to pa>;s into the hands of England. If England is to be made an enemy by such a dispute it would not do to put Austria in suoh a position that England, France and Austria would be tempted to act together against Germany #nd Russia, for that would not be a one-sidod conflict. Per haps a great independent Bulgarian State may prove the only solution of the difficulty. j Our London Cable Letter. The production on the stage of a play which in its literary form was received with so much general applause, accompanied by so many side winds of critical qualification, is necessarily an important event; hut when Alfred Tennyson is tho dramatist tho importance of the occa sion is naturally enhanced. The way a manager would stare stonily at a young unknown author who would dare to bring him a play that wonld take four hours and more to act, with forty or fifty speaking characters, was not tho way Mr. Tennyson's work was received. It had first been pro nounced good, bnt long ; dramatic, but inco herent ; and hcnco ,to play it was to cut it. We can figure to onrsolves the wry face the author of the "Idylls" made when Mr. Irving delicately hinted that at least half of it should fall before tho scissors. But, as eels get used to being skinned, we suppose Mr. Tennyson soon began to regard the work of slashing complacently. Writers, however, never get to like this treatment. Hence Mr. Tennyson's frequent appear ances at tho stago door of the Lyceum were probably so many efforts to procure a commutation of tho sentence of death upon so many of his characters and their "lines." Tho manager, Mrs. Bate man, left nothing undone in the way of scenery and costumes to mollify the Laure ate and attract the great world of London. 1 he success attending these combined efforts is impartially judged in our London cahlo letter, and if it has not been overwhelming it is only becauso Mr. Tennyson did not write the play over again. The cuttings and additions have been, we think, judiciously done, and though some fine bits ol writing are sacrificed wo have no donbt that tho present shape of the play will be its permanent one. The long religions business, which, in spite of its literary merit, reads like a dramatization of Mr. Gladstone'^ pamphlets on Vaticanism, can bo well spared and tho rhapsody of Queen Mary, begin ning, "He hath awaked," would be obvi ously difficult to present with appropriate gesture on the stage. Tho loss of the Wyatl scenes is regrettable, as much on account o; their elucidation of the plot, so far oi there is any, as for their pure, vigor ous English; but Sir Thomas will prob ably bo hereafter as much a strangei to the stage as Fortinbras in "Hamlet.' Wo are heartly glad that the experimen: has been made and with fair success. Tin dramatist who has written tho intensely tragic scene at the closo of "Queen Mary' having now gone through the manageria scissors, will be all the better fitted for futuri work of the same kind. The manner ii which he assisted tho Lyceum managers t< get out the play shows that the Laureate ii incapable of prefacing any drama with i piece of affectation like Byron's, when h. said that ho had written "Manfred" with sue] effects that it was impossible of stago pro duction. The Laureate is a sensible man, Our Purls Cable Letter. It is probably n good sign of tlio perma nence of tho Republic in France to seo tho question of raising tho President's salary mooted, for it may be taken to mean that one day or another a true rcpubltoan may take advan tage of tho increased remunera tion. This is much more pleasant business than the task undertaken by our democrats here of cutting down what may bo a democratic President's salary. Happily for the good of the party President Grant is too sensible to throw any discredit on his signing tho bill for tho increase dur ing tliis term. Things are looking brighter for France generally, ami that Queen Vic toria waited in her railroad carriage for MacMahon to pay his respects is a sign of in creased standing, such as is recognized in society when the ladies of different families begin to exchange visits. We may not think that Franco was particularly honored in this little nffair; but when we recollect how piqued she was because the same Queen went through tho country on her way to do a little family business in Germany without dropping her eard at the Tuileries or sending her man with her compliments to Madame la President?, wo may view the transaction more clearly. Verdi's venture at the Italiens in the production cf "Aldft" has proved itself worthy of great success, and with new rinks, new plays and new books, we may conclude that Paris is happy jtist now. Tn* Mrr.DKnr.r.s or Mr- Makoaiut are to be executed on the 5th of May at l'.hano, in Hurmah. Seventeen persons aro to suffer the death penalty as a peace offering to the British. The number is clearly too small or too great, for tho aot itself was that of a gov ernment or an individual. How Rap 14 Transit Is to Be Accom plished. All who are interested in rapid transit? and who is not??will find profit and pleasure in reading onr illustrated article on the Gilbert Elevated Railroad this morning. This double track road will be laid on West Broadway, South Fifth avenue and Sixth avenue, and it is thought that it will be finished by the 1st of August. The great difficulty to be overcome was not of con struction merely, for to that work our mod ern engineering skill is adequate, but one of management of details and accommodation. It is estimated that one hundred thousand persons must be carried every day, and that sixty thousand of those will want trans portation during four morning and four even ing hours. The problem was how to accom modate this enormous throng, and to assure the public speedy, comfortable and safe travel. The arrangements of the company seem to be admirably adapted to meet this triple wont. For speed there will be pro vided the double track and an engine of great power. There will bo two hundred and forty trains, each with a passenger-car rying capacity of two hundred and fifty, and it is expected that in eight hours sixty thou sand persons con thus be transported with out delay. The stations will be half a mile apart, and the methods of ingress and egress will prevent delay. Tho ticket system re lieves the conductors of the trains from any responsibility in tho collecting of fares, tickets being bought and delivered at the stations only. For comfort the arrangements are equally excellent. The seats will be divided by arms, and will give each passenger ample room. The ventilation will bo carefully attended j to, and the cars will be cool in summer and warm in winter. The plan and soctional views of the cars and stations which our diagrams give will enable the reader to easily understand tho descriptions. For safety thorough core has been taken. Tho road itself, its columns and girders, will, of course, be strong as the best u^aterial and engineering skill can make it The new Gilbert engine is of peculiar construc tion, and is so weighted as to make the jumping of tho track impossible. The weight is under the boiler and close to the track, and the engine will turn the curves without difficulty. The people are likely to get in the Gilbert Elevated rood all the guarantees of speedy and safe travel which they desire, and the more the advan tages of the new plan are displayed the less likelihood is there that the opposition of the horae car companies will long delay its com pletion. Pulpit Topics To-Day. Anticipating tho festival of Pentecost, on which occasion, originally, the Holy Ghost was ponred upon the apostles and others gathered at Jerusalem, some of onr city pastors will to-day discourse about the origin, the nature and office of the Holy Ghost. Notably among them is Mr. Giles, who will tell us what and whence the Holy Ghost is, what His office and how Ho performs His work. The Swedenborgians are in this particular Unitarians. They believo that what others denominate the Trinity is simply a triple office performed by the Lord Jesus Christ, and this view will, of course, be the basis of Mr. Giles' exposition of tho origin and office of the Holy Ghost to-day. Hut Mr. Hepworth will take a more practical view of the subject, and will tell us how the Holy Ghost may appear in our lives, influ encing our actions and showing us the way to glory and to God. And he means to follow up this thought with daily efforts to win men from a life of sin to one of holiness. An event which preceded this outpouring of the Holy Ghost on the apostles?namely, the ascension of Christ?will receive the atten tion of Dr. Burcliard, and the universal ! presence of Christ, though locally absent be cause of His resurrection and ascension, will i be considered by Mr. Lloyd, while the es- j sential importance of immortality and tho ? locality of the Day of Judgment will bo dem- i onstrated by Mr. McCarthy. Tho closing 1 of Messrs. Moody and Sankey's meetings at ' the Hippodrome has given some of our city j pastors a topic on which to dilate. And < hence Mr. Andrews will to-day inquire what j there is lacking in the revivals of this i century. Why are not three thousand a day I converted under the ministry of any one of the numerous evangelists who traverso the country, as was the case on the day of Pente cost? This is an important inquiry, and is as worthy of consideration as that in relation to tho cessation or continuance of the evan gelists' work, which Mr. Phelps and Mr. Kennard will discuss to-day. There is no valid reason why this work should cease, but there are many sound and strong reasons why it should go on. God's love will be proved from the Bible and from per sonal experience by Mr. Leavell, and the I simplicity of a wonderful cure will servo Mr. Herr to illustrate the simplicity of the Gospel plan of salvation, by accepting which Mr. Howell's trembler may enter Dr. Artni tage's beautiful gate into the heavenly city and thero recognize and be with the friends who have passed on before, as Dr. Talmage believes we all shall. 3V. lost soul will com mand the attention of Mr. Pullman to-day, albeit ho has no faith in the subject on which he will expend his time and thought. His creed assures him that all souls will be saved, so that the main question is one of time and not of fact, and yet every week ho sots up somo orthodox doctrine for the pur pose and pleasuro of knocking it down again. If there are any lessons in the life or death of A. T. Stewart that are valuable to young men they doubtless have been seen by this time. Nevertheless Mr. Harris will give a new coloring to them to-day. Mr. Snow, who lias a strange love for little horns and scarlet-robed women and other peculiar things, will display his prophetic knowledge by aualyzing Daniel's little horn, and the Christadelphians of Jersey City have under taken to prove that mansions in the skies are a myth. ? Despatches fbom Panama announce that mace continues undisturbed, only a few ocal emeutes of no political consequeuce >eing reported. This may be regarded as a [enuine piece of news, tho change from the urbulent to the quiescent state being rare tnd tho dnration of the latter condition of ffairs for any length of time much rarer. Ac a compensation, however, we learn that dis turbances hare broken out in the island of Ban Andrea, and that the lives of foreigners were threatened. A British war ship is likely to visit the scene and protect any English subjects who are in danger. We hope some United States cruiser will also give the bloodthirsty San Andreans a lesson on hospitality and cause a modification of their views on throat cutting generally. Be ligious riots afford occupation to the idle cit izens of the State of Cauca, and the differ ences between Venezuela and Colombia are likely to be amicably settled. Religious Preii Topics. Now that the evangelists have closed their revival services at the Hippodrome our re ligions exchanges very freely discuss their methods and the results of their labors and appeal to city churches and pastors to carry ! on* the work which they began. The nu merical results are comparatively few, but the spiritual results are said to be widespread and encouraging. The IntrU'vjencer is do lighted that Mr. Moody is not "a deep preacher," in the ordinary senso of those words, but ho is a man of warm piety and practical earnestness, and preaches to the hearts of men^ and not merely to their heads. It is not deep preaching that the world needs or craves so mnch as it does the message of salvation from God's own holy Word. And this Mr. Moody gave simply and earnestly. The deep preaching that Mr. Moody lacked has been the main cause of that caste in the churches which ^ is so displeasing to Christ, and which the , Church Union deprecates. The Savionr s ] prayer for the unity of His people cannot be realized so long as this caste exists, and the preaching that will help to remove it from the churches is the best and purest if not the deopost kind. Mr. Moody's preaching, if it did nothing more than reach tho large class of nominal Christians, which it did reach, | as tho Baptist Weekly declafes, would not havo been barren or unfruitful. But it did more. A large number of sinners were con verted, churches wero quickened and good I has resulted in many other ways. And those results flow from working with God, as the Methodist very clearly intimates. Sinners need warning, entreaty, help ; and a mere professional service cannot do this work. Hence it is tho duty of every Christian man and woman to invite sinners to the Saviour ' and to encourage and help them on tho way and when they come to tho meeting place where sins are pardoned and souls saved. This is what the Christian at W ork calls active Christianity, or Christians at work. God means that this world shall be convertod to Him through the efforts of Christians, and tho present remark able revival, this journal estimates, has added to tho Church not less than three quarters of a million of new converts, all warm-hearted, impulsivo and glowing with the intense ardor of a new-found love. This is a result to bo deeply grateful for, and it and tho Pentecostal revival suggest to the Christian Leader some elements of ministerial power, among which it names the union of interest and accord among tho ministry, the simplicity of stylo and manner of preaching as well as simplicity of matter, Jesus of Nazareth; and tho result of this co-opera tive divine and human preaching led in tho Pentecostal revival to the conversion of threo thousand souls in ono day. In the absenco of such unity and co-operation there is little or no power. The preacher becomes a sounding brass or a tinkling cymbal. The Observer thinks Mr. Moody's preaching has been in the main addressed to the under standing and conscience, with a view to pro ducing conviction of sin rather than to tho feelings to causo excitement His preaching has, therefore, received tho assent of nearly all Christian ministers who havo visited the Hippodrome. The numbers converted, the Observer savs, are counted by thousands, and the influence of the meetings outside of tho city has been as great as within it Tho secular press has been a powerful instrument for spreading abroad the W ord and thus helping forward the work of re vival. The Evangelist thinks the results will warrant all that has been done by way of preparation and all the cost and outlay of time and money. The meetings have dem onstrated, as never before, that the "massos are susceptible of religious impressions, that they are eager to hear and many of them to embrace the salvation offered in the Gospel. The Catholic papers have very littlo faith in the conversions made. They count the num ber who have been sent from the Hippodrome to the insane nsylnm. According to one au thority ten have gone thither as the result of the revival meetings here. The Jewish papers have a rival henceforth in the Independent Hebrew, which comes out at a prico much below its rivals. Tn* Situation in Tcbkey continues one of gloomy uncertainty, and there is scarcely any prospect of a peaceful solution of the political problem presented by the revolt against the Sultan. Already it has been sug gested and favorably received by the Powers that Austrian troops should cross the frontier and adjust the difficulty by force. Monte negro has been warned that unless she main tains a strict neutrality Turkish troops will occupy her territory, nnd it is reported that a Turkish camp ot observation has nlroady been ordered to bo formed at Scutari, in Albania, in view of the crisis. But, not withstanding all tho efforts of Turkish diplo matists nnd armies, the days of the "Sick Man" arc numbered in Europo, and he had better prepare to move while he has any thing worth taking with him. Kishnut?"It is fate." "W.vns and Rrstons or Waus" form tho subject of the latest advices from Central America. A general interstate free tight ap peal! to be just commencing or about wind ing up throughout the entire isthmus. In the case of Costu liicn versus Nicaragua a suspension of active hostilities has taken place to admit of a renewal of negotiations ; but this may bo regarded as a "breathing spell" instead of an end to tho war. San Salvador and Guatemala arc face to face in the tleld, with armies numbering nine thou sand and eight thousand uien respectively. An additional force of Guatemalans had en ? tered Honduras to adjust the polities of that State, which havo been disturbed by a revo lution. The fighliac in Honduras has risen to the dignity of a battle?a fltet that wiwtt dome credit on the ooatending factions; but the confusion that has resulted is apparently inextricable. Altogether the politically rot conic region of Central America is ex* perienoing a general shaking up, and it would be hazardous to predict the outcome of the convulsion. We fear that some "man on horseback" will appear and give these warlike States a stable government at the expense of their liberties. The Weathkb To-Dax promises to be cloudy and warmer, but a change is prob able toward midnight or early on Monday morning. A barometric depression is ad* vancing from the West, which may be ac companied by rain; but there are no indi* cations at present of any serious disturb ance. The following observations were taken at the Central Park Meteorological Observatory as marking the weather changes daring the past week:?Barometer, mean, 29.907 inches; maximum, 30.236 inohes; minimum, 29.485 inches, on the 16th. Ther mometer, mean, 47.1 degrees; maximum, 65 degrees; minimum, 34 degrees. The rain fall of the week was 0.14 inches. Vegetation is showing the beneficial influence of the warm April showers, and springy with her green leaves and beautiful flowers, has oome at last. Ketser's An*sw*b to the complaint of Charles Devlin admits and denies many things that arejvery familiar to the people of New York sinoe the disruption of the Tweed King. In it he arraigns the members of that delectable organization by name as publio thieves, who plundered the publio treasury of millions of dollars. We suppose that, in strict justice, the receivors of a part of this plunder are amenable to the law, so far as it can mako them disgorge their share of the stolen money; and this being the ultimate object of the Devlin suit we trust that more success will attend it thftn has resulted from the many efforts hitherto made for a similar purpose. PERSONAL INTELLIGENCE. lettuce hare peas. Pedro U a quondam acquaintance of oars. Queen Victoria will visit Germany a second time this year. St. Louis Globe-Democrat:?"In Cuius, a very " como to think of it we nearly republish ono of our own personals. Tho Jlnglo of the new silver currency is as pleasant as a dime novel. Queen Elizabeth had three ostrich feathers over the head of her bed White flsh, wbilo frying, will communicate electrio ity through a steel fork. The Duchess of Edinburgh has bought an elegant villa near the mouth ot the Neva. The St. Joseph Herald says that "the democratic party is in a tight place." Y?o?s? Empress Victoria throws a stono round handed and sharpens a lead pencil with a pair of scissors. Mr. Bristow's irlonds think ho is like a tin pan. The more you rub against him the brighter he appeara You can get a spring chicken in Kentucky for twenty, five cents, but it costs $1 to hear Susan B. Anthony lecture. Gibbon's bouse is much as it was when he wrote to Lord Sheffield that "N'o. 7 in Bentinck street Is the best bouse in the world." Bengal has sunflowers with countenances five feet lu clrcumforenoe and resembling in beauty the editor of the Chicago Tribune. ~ Captain John S. Tucker, the new editor of tho Fir pinion, has been invited to announce himself as a can didato (or Mayor ol Norfolk. The man who originally said that "Virginia is th? mother of Presidents" might cow disoover that Vir ginia is a widow wltbont any orphan* Five hundred and eighty-six thousand one hundred and ninoty-lhreo dimes in a barrel. Wo triod to got OB tho ninety-fourth, but It slipped oft The season will soon arrive when the old maids will walk up to a fly on a window pauo, scrooch it into t corner and then pounce on it in throe notes. All the pooplo for ton pews around you are not listening to your singing and aro cot watching you. They think everybody else is watching and listening to tbem. e On the Southern California coast seekors for abaione shells are frequently caught by the fingers in the jaws of the shell flsh and held down until the tide comes up and drowns them. Whenever the archaeologists discovor an ancient mound or fort they a.ways find brokon bottles, which prove that even before tho time of Columbus the democratic party was in power, Joan of Arc, with her chain armor on, may havo ap peared heroic, but it takes Just the same courage In our day for a woman to go around with her calloo gown tucked between hor knees washing "paint." Poor Dolan tried to stoal a few feathers from a store, and, being attacked, killed a man, and was hanged. The Washington Chronieie editor steals a few feathers of the bird of paradise from this column, and lives. "A pyrotechnic ascent is sometimes terminated by a descent of circumstantial lignification" Is the way Murat Halstead put it when alter going up to Washing ton like a rocket be went back to Cincinnati like a match. The Southern papers do not want politicians, but men wno will reassert constitutional principles. That is, pat tbe South back where Fort Sumter took hoi from, and do not let the South sutler politically from the laic war. Democratic sympathies have no doubt, as Proloassr F. Newman Insists, done something to check Imperial violence, yet the Greek republics were ruthless is their treatment of slaves and of oaptivss whenever feu prompted tbem. Throughout tbe country men stand on corners and ii groceries and talk about vigilance committees in local politics Oncowbonnill Twrc l was threatened with lynching on a lamppost he said, "1 didn't make a lamp post strong enough to bold me!" A scientific exchange says that tho human foot weighs two and a half pounds. There are people, like the editor of the Uocbcster i/ewocrot, who remember feeling that the human loot weigh* about two loos. But nobody was in front ol them at lb* lima Captain Paul Boyton sailed lor Europe yesterday by Ibo Steamship Celtic, of the White Star line. He will proceed io Russia to complete arrangements with lbs government of that country for the organization of a torpedo corps He was escorted down the bay by a large party on the tugboat Bell*. Due hundred and fifty thousand Chinamen oa the Pacific coast, Including 30,000 lu San Francisco, send homo to China every year $'u each in coin, ut $1,500,000 of money. The editor of the Trrn'urial (New | g?B?.ij.sdu has this yeiirient horns only $11 owing t# the discount on stiver and tho scarcity of stocking legs. It is said that the oldest rhureb oditlce in America, ct erpt a r.ohitah church In St Augustine, is St. Lake's, Isle of Wight county, Virginia, about Ave miles Iron 8mIthfield. It was built as early as IMt, and, alter being rootless for a century, the present roof was put on sonjewber* between IS-IOand Itli. It is now used fot worship, snd the grounds around it are used lor burial Its thick wall and high lower arc still strong. A Psttblo (Cat) agency h.is secured the services of a woman Spiritualist medium ol Kew York, who will gt into trances, and for ft will tell anybody what the spirit ol Stephen GIrani thinks are the places where gold and Silver bonanxus are situated, if th s lady will tell us where there is a ion million bonanza she may have half the profits. What is th* use ol her working lor $$ a bonanza f Norwich r.v.Uelin . ?"An uptown man, who bolirvet in self i in pro i i-tneul, suggested to bis wife recently that ibey should argee some question fraukly and freely every evening and iry to learu more of . acb other. Tbe question for the lirst night happened to In whether a woman could be expected io got along with out a spring hat, and he took the affirmative; bat when bn was last seen he had climbed np Into the ha* lot* aat wan pulling tho ladder uo altar hut"

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