Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 7, 1876, Page 8

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 7, 1876 Page 8
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NEW YORK HERALD BROADWAY AND ANN STREET. JAMES GORDON BENNETT, rROPBHTOK All business, news Inter* or telegraphic dispatches must bo addressed New York HeRALD. Lettera and packages shcuM be properly uuiled. Rejected communications will not be re turned. PHILADELPHIA OFFICE?NO. 112 SOUTH SIXTH STREET. LONDON OFFICE OF THE NEW YORK JUERA LI)-NO. 46 FLEET STREET. PARIS OFFICE -AVENUE DE L'OPEllA. Snl?criptions nnd advertisements will be received and forwarded on (ho same terms ae in New York. V01.UM H XLI NO. 1C AM IS KM!-NTS T0-M0B80W. C.I.OB E THEATRE. vabiety, iter. M wood'S MCREUM. RUVTNG JACK. at 8 IV M M?Hi.ce at 2 P. M. SAX FBANCIhCU MINSTU&LH, THEATRE OOW1QUK. vaiubty. tisr k ?U,[.40K'H THEATRE. LONDON ASSURANCE. at M p M. I.?*ur Wallmck. B<>otu'a THEATRE. STAR OF TT1K NORTH, at 8 P. M MUi KelloCr TONY PASTOR'S" new THEATRE. variety, at 8 P M rvioN aqFIiui "theatre. PEP.REOL. a? H p. M C. R rfcnrnr. Jr. KAUI.K Til 4ATRK. VARIETY, nlP. M t' E VTP. AI7 aTTk OARDEN. ORCHESTRA. QUARTET and CHOR 8, ?t 8 P. M. I'AltK THHtTBK. BRASS, at 8 P. M. Mr. limtx.' V'awcMt ICowa. KKI.l.Y A LEON'S'xiBrtTRBU, ?t n p. n. ciiatbac Xab::.le yaiuetibs, ?I8P.X. Ol.TJlFt( THEATRE. HOBPTY DCMPTV. ?t ?* K M THP.ATRI KKtNCATR, RETOUR DE LA COrtl A tMK nt 8 P 3L PAHIHl\N varieties, 8 P . a. BOWERY III?',ATI:E. ben McCCLIXKII. at ?> I* V TBIIITT.POl,?ITII STREET OPERA HOUSE. VARIiiTV, a; H J' M PI#TH AVIXUl THEATRE. THE SERIOUS KAMtLV. at 8 P. M QUADRUPLE SHEET KIT YORK. St'SMT II \Y 7. Prom our re/mi* this- mnrninij th? probability* arc that the wrntker t<>-bt<i iriU warm and cloudy with rain. Notice to Coowtrt Newsdealer*.? For prompt nnd mptUir iMtorry <f th? Herald oy fa*t mail tntin.? or a n mu.it br i>rnt dirrtt to this office. Pontitg> int. Waal Street Yestbrdat. Stocks were firm and active, with speculation somewhat excited, especially among the bears. Gold declined to 112 1-2 nnd clone,1 nt 112 .1-8. Money on call wns supplied nt II nnd 2 per cent. Government nnd ntilway bonds are steady. The Turcoman* are endeavoring to excite the Afghans into aiding them in u h?ly war ogninst the Czar of Rnssia. It Ih Ao.un authoritatively denied in tho British Parliament that official notice has been given to that government by Mr. Fish of the abrogation of the Extradition Treaty. The American Cobsitl nt Samoa, Foster, has been displaced and James M. Coo ap pointed in his place. Mr. Coe, who was taken from Snmon to Fiji on bonril the British warship Darnioouta, arrived at Ssin Francisco yesterdav. Tnr. Liberty ok i l'r.r rk appears to have pained ft point in Franco in an order which h?s been sent out to the profits by the Minister of the Interior, ordering thrm to allow newspapers to be sold without any re strictions. The French Wobkimgxcn'i Delegation to the Centennial Exhibition is to be solccti-d 1 by tho Minister of Commerce, and the ex- j pfn^o is to be borne by tho government i The government approves the proposal. Mr. Cokklhco and Mr. Mitchell yesterday asked tho managers of the llotiso soy?>ral von- difficult conundrums. Those of Mr. Conkling are pertinent, having direct ap plication to the trial of Mr. Belknap; but j the question of Mr. Mitchell refers to n : wholly supposititious ease. It is not likely that Messrs. Knott and Jenks will bother themselves about, "supposes," for if the i counsel once enter upon the debate of attractions the impeachment trial might lost all summer. Tns PnorntKTons of lager beer gardens have taken the bull?or rather the Folicc Commissioners by the horns by applying to the Supreme Court for an injunction to restrain the police from interfering with the sale of beer or liquor in their gardens while music and singing are going on? Judge Lawrence has granted a temporary injunc tion, which was served on the Police Com missioners yesterday. So we shall now have a judicial decision of the question whether it is a crime for our German fellow citizens ! and others to enjoy a glass of beer and good I music with their families of an evening. The Brooklyn Bridge.?The resolution or ordinance directing Com p troll or Green to issue bonds for New York's one-third share of the amount necessary to complete the Brooklyn bridge was adopted by the Board of Ald:>rraen vestorday by tho decisive vote of 18 to ). A similar resolution was passed about three weeks ago, but ns it received only sixteen affirmative votes the Comptroller objected to issue the bond*?. The majority now given removes all Mr. Green's objec tions, so that the bonds will now doubtless be issued forthwith and the bridge pushed to completion. Ax Ujo>onTtn<ATX Ihcidest.?The labors of Moody and Sankoy in this city were, no doubt, followed by beneficial resnlts, and the large amount of money raised to aid tbo work the evangelists have in view will, we trust, be productive of much good. But it la to be regrt tied that their excellent preach* ings and teachings did not avail to impress upon the principal usher of the revival meetings a sense of the sinfulness of dis honesty. TV receiving clerk of the Brook lyn Department of Arrears ot Taxes was a faithful attendaut and worker at the Hippo drome, yet he forgot the commandment. ?Thou shalt not steal." The incident shows with what discouraging diHoultiss tho evan gtlbfrT have to oontend. The Great Unknown?Will He "Hare a Head On HU Shoaldenl" We have recently published interviews with two distiuguiuiied statesmen, both in teresting, each instructive taken alone, but doubly instructive if considered together. We, of course, refer to the interview with Mr. Seymour, at the time of the Utiou Con vention, and that with Mr. Adams, which we printed yesterday. Each was valu able, but each incomplete. Neither of these statesmen stated the whole truth, but only so much as struck him most forcibly from hia own point of view. But each point of view was a commanding one, and we have only to combine the two surveys to get a protty complete idea of the present odd political situation and thecnmfc s which have led to it. Before putting them together in such a relation that they will relloct mutual light wo must again express our regret at tho tone in which Mr. Adams spoke of an eminent citizen of New York, who is the wisest and safest adviser of his political party, as well as an urbane gentleman, whoso private virtues command the respect of po litical opponents. Mr. Ailams was out of the country in 1862, and derived his im pressions of Governor Seymour's conduct in the summer of that year from the distorted representations of a heated parti san press. The simple truth is that our eity regiments had just been sent to Pennsyl vania on a sudden call of the government, and it was necess.ry to temporize until the arrival of other regiments from the interior of the State, the Governor being help less in the beginning of that emergency by absence of the local militia, which he had s.'Tit with prompt patriotism to meet the rebel invnsion. After these words of justice, we proceed to compare tho two interviews. Mr. Sey mour makes his survey of tho political situ ation from the highest moral and Mr. Adams from tho highest intellectual point of obser vation, and each needs to bo supplemented by the other. Mr. Seymour says the deplo rable state of affairs has resulted from the docay of virtue among tho people; Mr. Adams ascribes it to luck of head and vigor on the part of the President. It is, in truth, the joint effect of both causes ; and it can bo cured only by tho combined remedios of a quick ened moral sense on the side of the people and more brains and purpose at tho head of the government. Mr. Seymour thinks that we have suffered from a low tone of morals and a foolish taste for oxpense and social display which has pervaded tho people and infected public officers, who have found their salaries insufficient for the style of living. Mr. Seymour prosented this View in so striking a manner that every body declared ho was right; and so he was, as far as ho went. Mr. Adams, on the other lrnnd, presents an equally vivid picture of tho distraction, confusion and dis integration?which ho aptly calls a "chaos"?which ho describes as tho conse quence of official incompetence at tho helm of State. Mr. Adams, too, is right, as far as ho goes. Tlioso two views, by able men who do not desire office and are under no temptation to Hattor, are counterparts of each other ; together they present tho es sential features of the situation. "Honesty" is tho motto of ono; "head" tho watch word of the other. Mr. Adams' view is tho moro important, because it is easier to find men who are incorrnptibly honest than men whonre supremely able. Besides, lapsesfrom virtue can bo cured by repentance, whereas there is uocure for blockheads. The country may lind a statesman; it cannot creato one. If a hinjonty of the people vote that a donkey is a horse, he will not bo a horso but remain a dor. key. As the business immediately be fore th? country is the selection of a Presi d< nt, and as well-meaning men are common, statesman rare, wo think Mr. Adams has hit the most important nail very squarely on | the head. We wish it wore not itlle to suggest a practical unioa of the views of tjicse two ntat sunn in (ho actual nomination, for the logic of the situation as described by Mr. i Seymour should lead to the election of Mr. I Adams. Mr. fcv yraour said with equal truth i nnd aptness, "Tho republican party has lost j tho confidence of the country, nnd the demo ! crntic party has not gained it." This is the I situation in a nutshell, nnd the election of Mr. | Adams would exactly meet it. He deserves the confidence which the republican lenders hare lost and the democratic leaders have not gained. His election would not be the | triumph of s political party, but a triumph of character, of integrity, of patriotism, of J brains. It would exemplify the maxim, j "the tools to him that can handle them." ( It would require no bestowal of confi { dtnee where it has not been earned. I It would bo a proof of conval escent public virtue nnd tho precursor I of established political Stealth. It would ; precisely meet an exigency in which both 1 parties are distrusted by erecting "n. pillar | of stntc" for tottering public confidence lo ; lean ngainst, nnd it would, moreover, be tho ? crowning nnd longest remembered event of the centenninl year nnd tho lit : test net of its celeb ret ion. Wo grieve that thi re is little r^neou to hope ! for anything so satisfactory. Wo are nil | turning our telescope* to every point in the horizon, trying to discover the Great l'n j known who is expected to be the next I President, but tho statesman who lias the j best head on his shoulder* of any living American does not come within range. Wo1 hear conluse.l nnd shifting eri<*-< of "Lo. i here !" and "Lo. there!" but tho Great l*n known is not yet nf hand. The politicians nre n good deal occupied, just now, in trying to figure up the strength of their favorite candidates in the approach* ing national conventions. A. only aU?ut one-half tho delegates have b*eB chosen, as a majority of thess nro ni4 instructed, and as some of the candidates for whom 1 delegates are pledged nre put up only to bo withdrawn ntter tho first 1-allot, these calculations have so largo an .le nient of fnonswork as to be of little value. We have w*en a Conk ling ostiinate nnd a Blaine estimate cf the republican preference of the several State*, but tli^y are in ntter conflict with eneh other, and merely prove the credulity of over-sanguine poii , tnians. The States which liiaiue's friends ! concede to Ooakling will of eoum go for AAUXH . I U.j/? V>1.1 i/ XX X | Conkling ; and the States which the Conk i ling men concede to Blaine will follow a I similar rule; und a practiced politician I may learn something by comparing othtr parts of the lists. Wo judge that both Conk ' ling and Blaine are holding their own very ? well, b th making some gains, bnt neither | at present having anything approaching a j : majority except in their too fertile iin j aginations. Then there are Morton and { , IJristow and Hayes and Hartranft ' I and Jewell, who will have some 1 votes nntil their frionds withdraw ! them. In a Convention so scattered it is donbtfnl if any of these candidates carry off i the prize against the field, and the mysticnl I and as yet mythical (treat Unknown stan:ls > as a formless spectre in tho dim dis ! tanco, bnt looming np in constantly I grander and more colossal proportions. It effrights even the strongest of ; tho candidates, as tho imago in that highly poetical vision cauncd the bones | of poor Job to shake:?"Then a spirit passed , before my faoe; tho hair of my flesh stood : up; it stood still, but I could not discern j the form thereof; an image was before mino eyes." Equally undefined and torror-inspir ing is th? image of the Groat Unknown in the vision of the trembling republican can didates. When it assumes shape and outline will it "have a head on its shoulders?" Let us hope so. Will the features be those of Mr. Adams? We dare not expect it Will it be Mr. Washburne? That is more than we can answer, but Mr. Washburne would bo u strong candidate, and wo could bid him a cordial welcome. Let the country pray that tho spectre may not ; settle into the form of a Little Unknown ; I that its shoulders may be broad, with a 1 good head on them. The Tunnel Explosion. Tho whole city was startled last night at a quarter to eleven by a sudden, sharp and loud explosion which seemed every where to bo near. It was preceded by an illumination of the sky, and it i was soon understood to have oc curred in New Jersey. The excitement was extreme, ai^d thousands of persons rushed from their houses into the streets. Humors of tho most extravagant kind added to tho alarm and curiosity. Tho latest and fullest particulars are given else where, and, terrible as is the reality, it is fortunately far less shocking than tho stories circulated at first In the giant powder building of tho Dela ware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Company's new tunnel in Jersey City an immenso quantity of dynamite was stored. The cause of the explosion is not oertainly known at present, but it would be cruel to credit tho rumor that it was tho work of in cendiarism caused by the quarrel between some of the men who have struck on the tunnel and the company. The loss of life was not great, but tho devastation to prop erty is tremendous. The Common Sena* of Itnpi?l Tranntt. The story tliat Commodore Yanderbilt means to run a rapid transit line on his Fourth avenao track for the accommodation of way: passengers, stopping at all stations above Eighty-sixth street, and running at convenient intervals, will bo hailed with de light by all who welcome any movement in the direction of rapid transit. Those who have watched the discussions ou this im portant quustion will remember that wo have always held that the Fourth avenue improvement was the direct avenue of rapid transit, and that we had a line built from Forty-second street to Harlem?one of tho best lines in the world, with full accommo dations. We liavo also a tunnel ns far down as Thirty-second street which could bo used for steam without the least inconvenience to rosidents. Therefore the rapid transit problem is "how to go from the Battery to Thirty-second street." Ono way is to run the elevated railway to a point where it could connect with the Yanderbilt line. ? Another is to build an underground road from Thirty-second street down tho Bowery to City Hall. If this could be done, if we ; could have an underground or oven an elevated railway from the Battery or tho City Hall to Thirty-second street, we should have rapid transit; for, ooco tho lines parsed up into Westchester, there would be no trouble about connections. Then with a steam lino over the bridgo to connect j with an elevated or underground road in | Brooklyn we could have that beautiful re ' gion open to rapid transit. Wo are not at I oil selfish in this matter. We would like j to see rapid transit in all directions ?to West chester, Long Island and tho Jerseys. New York is gront enough to sustain ail of her suburbs. But tho immediate question is with Wostchester. An<l now that the Com modore gives us rapid transit from Forty second street why not continue it down to the City Hall ? Oirn I.ojcdon CiiKOMaK. -Our regular record of tho gossip and chat, a chron icle of the fftdts and an approbation of the fancies of Tx>ndon life, is continued to-day. It deals with the official proclama tion of Queen Tiotoria as Kmpresa of India, after the rid fashion, with herald, nuisuivanta and Queen's trumpeters, who aMeatcd to the proclamation at the lloyal Fhchnrvje, Charing Cross, Breutford and at Edinburgh Cross. This settles the matter beyond all doubt, and leaves Mr. Disraeli absolutely master of the situation, despite threatened vote* of censure and want of con llonw in Parliament, The political sky, vicwd fmm Berlin, b?*ing clearer, stocks are st!? rt'VT on the bourses an 1 money is in i of tho demun I for legitimato enter pr.>"s. The stag i and other kindred matters make up ft most interesting story, Wis Anr. to Havk a four-oared crew in the international boating contests repre senting the Dublin University. It is also .said ' hat a member of the University Boating Club will have the pluck to bring over his . wn shell on his own aecon-.t and eator for i!i?i ainrri' -scull UK*. If ho should not prov* the v\hampion his enterprise and spirit will win him renown. Thf Centennial* Philadelphia is in a frenr.v about the Cen tennial. This ia to ho expected. As the day draws near?the day to which the coun try hits been looking with so much anxiety, and for which thero have bocn preparations so varied and vast?excitement rises to a fover heat. There is some quarrelling aris ing out of tho disputes between the three headed commission. But a littlo common sense and jwtience will control it all and bring harmony. Wo regret tho resolution not to open the Exhibition on Sunday. It is a grave error to deal with Sunday in the Puritan spirit, n? a day when whatever is innocent on secular days must ncccr.sarily be sinful. What sin can there be in strolling through the hulls of tho Exhibition, in looking at works of nnturo and art and industry ? Above nil, it is a legislation in lavor of tho rich against tho poor. Philadelphia is tho city of the poor man?of tho laboring classes. Sunday is their day of rest and observation. Therein no objection, so far as wc understand tho customs of Phila delphia, to a workingmnn going into a tavern und becoming intoxicated, and yet tho education and rocreation which come?froin a display like the Centennial are denied him. This Exhibition will only last a few months. | Then all this vast nnd ?varied aggregation of j wealth and nrt nnd boauty mid utility, ! pictures from the oldest galleries of Europe, | manifestations of the taste and skill of tho j linost workmen in tho world, machinery ? representing the latest and most daring j achievement!1! of the human mind, evidences of the untold wealth of our mines and i forests and streams?this embodiment of the highest achievements of 0*1 r civilization will dissolve, and its lossons will be lost to thousands who, but for this Sunday restric tion, would have the opportunity of study- j ing them. Even if wo take the strict letter j of tho Scriptural law as expounded by rigid divines we aro taught that tho Sab bath may be devoted to works of necessity. Would it bo straining this just provision to arguo that there is no work moro necessary than tho bringing these wonderful results of a century of civilization within tho roach and knowledge of the poorest workingman in this and other cities within access of tho Exhibition? This Sunday question is much more serious than will appear to our Puritan friends in Philadelphia. Wo honor tho lib eral and intrepid gentlemen who, un der tho leadership of Colonel Fornoy, propose to protest ngainst tho restriction. It will be seen before tho discussion is over that they aro the champions of tho true Christianity?tho Christianity which brings light and truth and beauty to tho humblest, which would make the Sabbath a day of virtuous and tranquil enjoyment and not a day of darkness and gloom, of sermons and meditations and penitential psalms. Tho men who have closed the Centennial Exhibi tion on Sunday aro tho men who can go to it every day, and the poor lnborcr who has only Snnday for his time of observation is debarred from it altogether. We rogrot to learn from our correspond ents in Philadelphia that the Exhibition is in many respects backward. Sotno of the countries aro absent altogether, Russia and Turkey omong them. This is bccauso of accidents in transportation. Tho other countries aro well advanced. Tho Exhibi tion will not bo as complete on Wednesday as wo could wish, but it will bo much more so than tho Vienna Fair, where princes and kings went in 6olemn procession through a wilderness of unopened boxes. Topics ot the Religions Press. As the day approaches for the opening of the Centennial Exposition the religions press to some extent discuss measures and things connected with the groat show. They all, without exception, express tho great pleas ure their editors feel at the decision of tho Centennial Commission to closo the grounds and building of tho Exhibition on tho Sab bath. Hut tho Christian Intel1'njenccr wants the commission to go a step further and undo tho action of tho committee who have licensed tho sale of beer and wino on tho grounds, and thereby rodeem the Exposition from the only remaining blot on its manage ment. The Ilfbrcic lender makes a sugges tion to Israelites which is worthy of atten tion. It is that a centennial rocord of their ! numbers, wealth, liberality, and so forth, be prepared for preservation. The Lender in sists that those who look upon the Hebrew merely as a wealth gatherer and money hoarder havo a false conception of him. That if he gathers wealth it is that ho may dispense it again. Flu home is tilled with all the comforts ho can afford, llis temple of worship is liberally supported and his charities amply endowed. He does his duty as a citir.cn. gives generously to other chari- ! tics, never allows his poor to become a tax upon public and denominational charities, in patriotic, moral and upright in Lis deal ings with his follow men ; and to him as well as to other citizens belongs the cen tennial glory of the nation. Besides the rest of one day in seven which the closing of the Centennial groumls and building will giro to thoso engaged thereabout the llaptist 1 Weekly thinks the honorable recog ! nit ion which has thus been given ! to t'no law of God relating to the | Sabbath is far more important. It will i prove that wo have not in these hundred years drifted away from tho principles of our fathers. It will also show to the thou sands who will visit us from every nation the featnnte nail benefits of tho American babbath as an institution formed in tho moral sentiment of the people and sustained by their enlightened conscience, unaided by any alliance of Church and State. The Jercish Times takes issue with some of its contemporaries, and maintains that Chris tianity is not the law of this land, and brings historical proofs to show fliat the re pented effort:) to make and dcclaro it so have been suppressed or defeated* England Is UlTQto Tnornus with Spain in regard to tho alleged muriler of the British sailor who is said to havo been shot on lwira a contraband vessel by Spanish revenue otli oer*. It is now said that the victim was hur riedly buried without a post-mortem ex:.ca rnation, and that the Spr.nish Authorities refused to give information to the Biitish I Consul ss to the name of the murdered man. The 8pani?n hold * high head in these mat ters of police, but it will not (lo for them to outrage British subject*. With American* they may do pretty much a* they pica bo. I'ulplt Topic* To-fimy. After the successful experience of the past week 3Ir. Hepworth is encouraged to con tinue his revival meetings this week also, , sandwiching in aa before a monster praise meeting on Thursday eveniug. Seven years ago i)r. Talmage came to Brooklyn as pastor of tho TaWrnaole or Central Presbyterian i clnirch. Ifo wsh then plain "Mr.;" but any i usflu who in seven years could bnild two houses of worship and gntfier in a church t society of more than one thonwind six hun- i dred souls and a congregation of four thou- ; sand, run a college and a religions paper and carry on extensive lecture engagements, besides ordinary pastoral and ministerial work, deserves a D. D.; and while the Doctor will to-day call up reminiscences ot his seven years' pastorate hero ho should not forgot his classification by college noodles. It would bo interesting to know where lie the sources of j ower for such men, cv for any of us, and how we may gain accc-i to tin m ; and this is the fount that Mr. Giles expects to open to-day. And with this power Mr. Clarko will try to str< ngthen the things that remain, that they may not be shaken. Mr. Snow, who is happy only when he is dealing in prophotic myste ries and extravagances, has a feast spread iu the sun to-day and nil angel calling the world to it. He, too, extends the invitation. l)r. William Braden, of London, will take Dr. Sc udder's place to day in Brooklyn, and will keep it during the summer, ministering to the Central Congregational church. Honest sceptics i\ro invitod to Mr. Rowell's talk to their kind, and a royal repast is spread by Sir. Herr, to which every man of value is invitod. The Cheap Cab Question. There are throe things needed iu this city to make it ft comfortable place of residence for the million persons forming its popula tion. Those are rapid transit for long dis tances, proper accommodation for tho pas sengers on tho horse cars and a system of cheap cabs. Ihe first two will como in time, for, in spite of injnnctions, petitions and vexations legal opposition, tho elevated steam railroads will eventually he pnt into complete operation on both sides of tho city. ^rapid transit the present crush of travel on tho horse cars will be lessened and these surface roads find their true sphere of usefulness in carrying the way travel. It is, perhaps, a hopeless task to at tempt carrying out the "No seat no fare" re form now, as the companies hesitate at no means to defeat the movement made so often to compel thein to givo better accommoda tions and more cars on thoir respective routes. But they will bo compelled to do so by tho force of the competition brought against them by the elevated roads. Cheap cabs, however, can bo secured im mediately. There is no reason why owners of cabs cannot bogin running vehicles on a moderate and honest scale of prices. There is no law to prevent the ap pearance of cheap cabs, though the existing ordinances arc intended, ostensibly, to pre vent overcharges. The field for cheap cabs being thus open it is singular that that class of public sendee is not at once taken posses sion of. Tho American District Telegraph Company was prompt in announcing, when the Herald began agitating the subject, its intention to mako tho neccssary arrange ments for giving tho public plenty of choap cabs. But several weeks have elapsed since this announcement, yet tho promised vehicles are still invisible, though it is said by the company's officers that they are, indeed, coming. Granting this fact, and thero does not seem any reason for doubting it, the question naturally arises. How far does the telegraph oompany .intend to cover the ground? It is now understood that their cabs will only be furnished to customers who summon the vehicles through the signal instruments. This is very good as far as it goes, but wo need cheap cabs on publio call in the streets, and unless tho owners of cabs who are combining with the telegraph com pany intend to fill the other branch of the service they will only do half the work expected of them. Surely it is feasible to furnish cabs for the stands as well as the telegraph signals, and if the whole eorvice is promptly entered on the success of the experiment is at once assured. But the reform must be complete and thorough to prove successful and popular, for the present system can only be pushed aside by vigorous opposition and sharp competition. The cheap cabs must be accessible at rail road depots, steamship landings, ferry houses and at the various stands, as well as on call by telegraph. If they are abundant business can be secured and the public derive that benefit they are entitled to. Ansa Dickinson's Droit. ? An important event in the dramatic and literary world will be tho first appearance of Miss Anna 1 Dickinson on the stage at the Boston Theatre on Monday night. She is so well known as a speaker and writer that tho debut will attract an audience scarcely inferior in celebrity and intellect to that which greeted the production of Mr. Tennyson's new drama in London. Our Boston letter gives ?ti in teresting account of Miss Dickinson's view* of the theatre and the motives which have impelled her to select the dramatic profu sion for her lutnrc field. She h.ia certainly displayed much courage in writing her own play, and that is a quality which the Ameri can public invariably appreciates. We trust that both as actress and author Miss Dickin son will succeed, and that -Anne Bolevn " the d ruin a, and Anne Boleyn, the character. will have a long and happy r^ign upon our stage. Tut: Ai.t>krmj:n on Thktr Mktflk ? -Mavor Wickliam ih entitled, by the grace of 'the Custom lionse republicans in tho Legisla ture. to appoint thirty-live city marshals for the torm of throe years troin May 1. Jt was exported that he would send in the names oi his appointees to the Board of Aldermen yest-rnny, b:it when his communication was rvad it * at dfrcon rod that he had trans initted only twelve, the others being held in reserve. It ,oon seen that the batch transmitted not embrace any of the can dldatns roeommendM by the Aldermen, and the nominations were referred to a com mittee, whi<;h was directed to wait on the Mayor and inquire when he would send in tlio remaining n?n?s. The Mayor'a reply was somewhat curt. Ho had not prepared nny other communication to the Alderinanio l?ourJ, nnd had followed the example of his prodocesKora in making the nominations piecemeal. The Aldermen snbeeqnently confirmed tho twelve fortunate appointee#, hut not withont heartburnings and muttered threats. The Mayor and tlic Comptroller. Notwithstanding the defeat of the bill to give the appointment of the noxt Comp troller to tho Mayor who will eome into offieo next January there is Home probabil* ity that the object will be achieved other wibo than by legislation. It is alleged that through a defect in the charter of 1873 the Mayor has no power to appoint a Comptroller at the expiration of Mr. Anjrew H. Green's term of office, and that the present head of the Finance Department must remain in hia position until a law shall be passed prescrib in1* the manner in which the appointment of his successor is to be made. The proposition that the existing charter actually prohibits the Mayor from appointing has some little plausibility. Indeed, it is hinted that tho peculiar wording of the law was designed to accomplish that very object. The section relating to tho appointing power reads at follows: - 8?ttu>k ?'> ?The M iyor sh.di nominate act, by ami witli the co i. son i ?f?liu Iknrdol Alder nan, appoint tho b, tt'u ..r dep .rm.onu an.I all f omtnisiloueri (save Com i ml -loners jl l'u:?iio Instruction, ami also sa\e and i cxrepi the fuhuwiii! named Commissioners and offlcor? 1 who held oflice us such on the M day of the vcar l*i3, that i* to Kay. the Comptroller, theCotn | iuia-i,.ner ot I'ubliv* Works tho Counsel lion the TrcBident of the !>e|?ivrtiuonl ol Public ? ?rk? I aud i he President of the Department of 1 >toe, wllick sitd Comptroller. Commlrtdouers awl Counsel to the Corporation shall bold ihc.r respective "1^ " "Mb Comptroller. Commissioner* mid < ounsijl to the Cor i'or at Ion aioro:-aid until the expiration of Ibetr respec tive lorius ol olllce lor which they were appointed un icsji removed tor cau.-o as herriu provided), ami Hie Falil Mar or chall in liko mannor appoint aU libera "an J other loanl board, and all other offl ' errs not elected by the people, including tbo Commit slorcrol Jurors, wliow appoint incut Ir not Hi thiaael CNcepte. or otherwise provided lor Kverjr henrflofii ..,.,1 nrrson in this soctlon naiued. axcopf as n?rein otherwise provided, shall hold his olllcc foi tlic term of six years, and In each ease natil a person li duly appointed m his place. The argument used in support of tha theory that the Mayor has no power to ap point a Comptroller is based upon tho ex ception made in this section, which it is pre tended positively prohibits the Mayor from making such appointment. In tho case of the other officers included in the exception no opportunity has been afforded to test tho point. Tho Commissioner of Poblio Works resigned Lis office ; tho President of tho Polico Department died : the Corpora tion Counsel was "removed for cause," and the term of the Tresiilent of tho Park Com mission hits not yet expired. Tho Comp troller's case will therefore bo the first in which the legal question can be raised. The answer, of course, is, that the "excep tion" in these instances covers only the period for which each official named was originally appointed, and that on the expira tion of this original term the appointing power reverts to the Mayor nnd Aldermen. On the other hand it is insisted that whila this may have been tho intent, the defect in the law has actually interposed a barrier ta the appointment of a Comptroller. The im. portancc of the issue raised lies less, however, in the validity of the objection to the Mayor|? authority to appoint than in the fact that il may enable Comptroller Green to hold on to his position during the brief interval between the expiration of his present term on Novem. ber 20 and the inauguration of the new city government on January 1, 1877. An injunc* tier. restraining tho Mayor trom nominating or the Aldermen from confirming until tha issue can be decided might possibly throw over the appointment to tha next Mayor. In view of all the circumstances this proba. bly would not be regarded as a public calamity. _____ Mr. Dikuaei.1 has taken occasion to stats in tho English House of Commons that tha British government docs not regard tha natural development of the Bussian Empire with jealousy, and that the underatanding between the two nations waa never better than at the present time. PERSONAL INTELLIGENCE. Tbe Prince Imperial of France la still etudylag artillery. The administration papers ahtme Custer worse that they did llolknap. Illinois liu big religion* revivals, end (be republiaa&a ere afraid of losing tbe stain. A? a child Hacaulay said, "Mamma, industry ska! be my bread auU attention my butter.** Now Yorker* have taken 140 seau for Anna Diektei son's first appearance on Mouday evening ID Boeu>b. While Ole Bull Is Addling m Europe his wile lives In Wisconsin with ber mother end irana.aies Nora* lore Maries. Darwin say* a monkey reasons, because one that was scratched bv a poi kitten bit off tbe petals of hat clawa* Tlio f publicans of California are natted and h? monloua, and l.elaud Stanford, who sold then* oat !? tlN i democrats, feels blue. I Tbe Angn?ta (Ga.) Chrmicie insists that whew WOOM| | will treat ministers exactly as they treat other aei | there will bo fewer scandals than there are now. A Pr Smith insists that while condensed asllk Ait* | tent children It Is not so nourishing as pare milk, nor i dr>e., it enable them so readily to resist ths attacks of | diseasa A rarisian spreads straw in froot ol batter booths, ami every night be boils the straw until tbe grease rise* 10 the top ol the water. Tbu batter he eells to ! pastry cooks. Tbe Boston Pott thinks that tbe revival of eoecblag will effect the revival of tlie picturesque and that It will art going a ei>r.lon ol quiet country inns aroand the larger and older rule* At the Town Hall, Brighton, the famous Rn;llsl watering place, distinguished visitors give Icetarea and ?ikAilKiM?a phase ef social life which might b? heai>bI'" i iy imitated ai several ot our Ain< rie?n water* in* places Mr. I'nee ?|uotes a ranees ?*ntenee from evidence givru br Mr. Sam'iel Jnnet I.loyd (now Lord Oror?toae) In 1S40. before a I'arMainema y oomralitee:??*! tblek joint stock timki sre deitnent in everything rebatett< U<r tbn conduct of bankmj business, eicept eztenawd resp< BSlbllitv." live Japanese naval r-n-*rt will sboriiy arrive la Kngisnd, 'il l wsil be given appointments in ships el ! I He Reyai Navy, tn order '.bat tnny may gala some practical kftoWtadf* of ih? internal ecoaomy of Her Majvkty's thlpf lor the information and gmdance o.' tbe Japan government. Story ot an Kncllth bts.'iop:? Krora Kuston rtttlsa the oilier 0?i an old man was carrying a heavy load to. ward Regent's Paik. Tht weight was evidently las much for bis strength. A clerical gentleman la tbi garments ef a bishop saw this, and, lifting the load fToa j the old man's shoulders to his own, bore it, fbllewad bj a crowd af astonished onlooker*, tt? the cabstand at ? Portland street station. Here he handed ever the load J sad its rtghtli" hearer to a eah paid the fere aad west i ea kit way.

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