Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 8, 1876, Page 6

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 8, 1876 Page 6
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NEW YORK HERALD BROADWAY AND ANN STREET. JAMES GORDON BENNETT, PftOPBlBTOft. THE DAILY HERALD, jmhliahrd mtnj day in the year. Four ceuts per copy. Twelve dollars j>er year, or one dollar per month, free of postage. All busiuesK, news letters or telegraphic ' despatches must lie addressed NilW i'ujin Herald. Letti rs and packages ahculd be properly sealed. Rejected communications will not bo re turned. PHI LADELl'l 11A OFFICE?NO. 112 SOUTH SIXTH STREET. LONDON OFFICE OF THE NEW YORK HERALD NO. 4(i FLEET STREET. ? PARIS OFFICE??AVENUE DE L'OPEllA. Subscriptions and advertisements will be received and forwarded on the t>umo terms as in New York. VOLUME XLI NO. 129 AMUSEMENTS TO-NIGHT. WOOD'S MCKKIM. BOTINU JACK, i?t? P. SI. Matiu.o at 3 I*. M. SAN y It A St' ISO O M1N ST 11ELS, *t S I'. M. THEATRE COMIQUE. VARIETY, at 8 P. M. WALLAOK'S" THKATBE. LONDON ASSURANCE, at 8 f? M. L??ter Wallick. BOOTH'S THEATRE. 6TAU OK THE NOKriJ. at 8 P. M 1U?J Krllueg. TONY FASTOB'S NEW THEATRE. 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Notice to Country Nf.wsdealebs.?For prompt and regular delivery of the Herald by fast mail trains orders must be sent direct to this office. Postage free^ We Should Like to Skk a Molly"Magniro brought before Recorder Ilackett for sen tence. Tildes, Thubmax on Bayard us tho Presi dential candidate, with the prospect of the remaining two in tho Cabinet, would decido Iho result of the Presidential election before the day of voting arrived. Tue Centennial.?A brief but very clear account is given in our Philadelphia letter of the actual condition of tho great depart ment of tho Centennial Exhibition. Soma t>f them will hardly bo ready by tho 10th, yet our correspondent thinks tho general arrangements for the opening are better than those of Paris or Vienna. Bayard, of Delaware, Presidont of the United States, with Tilden, of New York, and Thunuan, of Ohio, at tho head of tho Treasury and State departuient.8, would soon redeem the nation lrom the disgrace of national corruption and make the American citizen again proud of his country, her rulers and her institutions. Tmkhk Is One Question the people of New York, .Jorsey City and Brooklyn desire to be answered?Whether the recent dyna mite explosion was the result of an accident or of a plot? That point should be settled in a few days. John Biuoht docs not favor woman suf frage, and refuses to believe that men are tyrants and women slaves. We present his arguments on tho subject to our readers to-day, feeling that this momentous question has got to Ik* settled in order to restore peaco to our distractcd community. Samuel J. Tilden, of New York, President of tho United States, with Thurman, of Ohio, and Bayard, of Delaware, in his Cabi net, would lead tho nation back to tho best days of tho Republic, and win for us mice more tho respect of tho world. A Fatal Biot in Turkey.?Startling news comes from Saloniea, whero a riot took place on Saturday between tho Christians and Turks. Tho assassination of tho German aud French consuls, the sending of a French tieet to Salonicn, the action Germany will cert iinly take, will complicate tho Eastern situation very seriously. Even our govern ment is now brought into tho trouble, by the assertion that tho American Consul gave advice which led to tho disturbance. Tuchman, of Ohio, President of the United States, with Tilden, of New York, and Bay ard, of Delaware, as his Cabinet advisers, would purify tho public service, give re- i uewed strength and stability to republican institutions, unito tho country, insure the perfect equality of tho States, establish tho finances of tho nation on a sound basis, ?nd givo us power, credit and respect j abroad. The Dishonest Jehus of New York are being overhauled by tin ir victims, and many lacts brought to li^ht show how tar thoso men abuse the confidence of their employers. As far as the minor expenditures incidental io hofso ownership go wo think that a primed tariff submitted to the proprietors irculd go a good way to reform the evil. The Life ok Father McElroy, of whom ire give a biographical sketch elsewhere, is almoat co-existent with tho life of the United States. At the ago of ninety-four, he is tho ildest Catholic priest in America and the lident Jesuit in the world. Few of the men rho were born near the time when American independence was proclaimed have had as interesting m <vwu?r?ble clergj Tlio lH?inocrtttic tandMale ?nd HI* Hro?|iwt??Uu?f?'i?ur Ttlitrn'i Oppur (?Mitjr. Governor Tilden at the present moment occupies a Letter j>osition than any other candidate whose name has been mentioned in connection with tho St Louis nomina tion. He has certainly managed bin canvass thus for with shrewdness and judgment, and | he mill probably go before the (invention with o greater positive strength than that of any competitor. Calculations at Washing ton carefully made give him two hundred and eighty-eight votes at the commence ment. Others are expected to turn to bim after having cast one vote for their favorites or in accordance with instructions, so that he is said to be likely to lead in the subse quent ballots. Although a good share of guesswork necessarily enters into these cal culations we set! no reason to doubt the con clusion to which in this instance they lead. A position at the head of the balloting is unquestionably an important advantage to gain, esi*?cially as the South is well known to be prepared to go over in a body to any candidate for whom thoNortbern States may manifest a decided preference. It has been frequently alleged that the South and the j West would act in concert and agree upon a | Western candidate, but as yet thero is no indication and there appears to be little prospect of a voluntary concentration of the Western States on any Western namo that lias heretofore been canvassed. Indeed, a union of the conflicting elements in the West seems more likely to take place on a candidate from some outside State than upon one of their own aspirants, or if a Western candidate should eventually be sue- | cessful it is probable that he will be one ! who will be taken by the hand and lod into the front rank by influences outsido his own section. Hence, at the commence ment of the struggle lor tlio prize of the St. Louis nomination, it seems tolerably certain that, with tho large vote of New York to back him. Governor Tilden will take tho lead in tho ballots. But whero a two-third vote is required to nominato tho candidate who leads in the early heats does not always win the race, and it is essential to the success of the de mocracy that the nomination at St. Louis should not bo forced upon the Convention by sheer strength, but should bo made in a manner to inspire public confldenco and to hoimonizo and consolidate tho party all over tho Union. If tho democratic candi date bo ono who can carry unanimity of action and something like enthusiasm into tho Convention, and whoso personal quali ties comuiend him to tho confidence of the people, ho will in all probability be tho next President of tho United States. Tho people are fully alive to the necessity of checking tho progress of the corruption that is eating away tho life of tho nation ; but thero is still' a want of confidence in the democracy owing to tho folly and indiscretion of some of tho representative men of the party. It will require much wisdom and entire honesty of purpose in those who will control the action of the National Convention to overcome this dif ficulty. We do not doubt that it can be overcome by prudenco on the part of the delegates and self-denial on the part of somo of tho candidates. The people would rather seek reform through an entire political change in the national administration than trust to tho chanco of securing it through a mere transfer of power from tho hands of President Grant to tlioso of some other re publican. But they will require, not only that the democratic candidate shall be ac ceptable on the score of established honesty and capacity, but that the Convention which nominates him shall give proof of its own sincerity by the harmony with which it acta, and thut the candidate shall enter tho can vass with tho prestige of a united party to aid him in tho contest. Everybody knows what characteristics are demanded in a nominee at this time. Governor Seymour, Senator Kernan and Mr. Adams hayo ex pressed in substance, and euch in his characteristic way, tho thought that tho Presidential candidate who will fill the popular idea must bo ono who will bear upon his forehead his platform of princi ples, who will bo personally known to the people as the possessor of courage, honesty aqd brains; courage to destroy with a strong hand tho ovils of tho past; honesty to insure a pure public service in tho future ; "brains" to reconstruct out of the existing ?'chaos" a government that will be respected at home and abroad. No one will question that Governor Tilden can claim all tin so qualifications; yet his nomination without harmony and unanimity in the (!on vention would bo valueless. Ho must carry his party with him and bo its free choico, or , his defeat would be as certain *s would that j of an Improper candidate unanimously chosen. It will not do for Governor Tilden to ignore the fact that there is a powerful ele ment opposed to him in his own State, and that it may be difficult to conciliate those democrats from Ohio and Pennsylvania who believo that their defeat at the polls last November was mainly due to the efforts of Mr. Tilden and his fri.-nds. In referring to j the opposition to the Governor in New York j we must not bo understood as attaching | any imporlanco to tho fight made against him by Tammany. That organization, as at present constituted, does not represent the democracy of tho city, and has few, if any, sympathizers in tho State outsido tho metropolis. Tho Tammany delegates who will go to SL Louis and prot< st and labor against Mr. Tilden's nomination, although compelled to vote for him as a unit in tho Convention, are not en -titled to consideration. Many oi them do not even reside in. much less represent, tho districts from which they untruthfully pro fuss to have been chosen, while, others have only recently been repudiated by the New York democracy and defeated at the polls in a city having nearly sixty thousand democratic majority. But independent of Tammany there is nn important element in the Stato hostile to Mr. Tilden as a candidate which might put the electoral vote of New York in j?n>pnrdy should its hostility not be removed. If tho State democracy can be united on Mr. Til den, if the difficulty in the West and in ^ ""-iusylvania can be smoothed over, and if the Bt. Louis Convention will heartily and with unanimity make our Governor the standard Ik aror of the party, his election will be nlmnfit assured. But it will not do for him to force a nomination at the risk of a j divided and distracted party. With tho , large vote of New York in his hands as a unit in the Convention he might possibly do so. But it would bo a sacrificial act. For the gratification of a profitless ambition Mr. Tilden would draw upon himself tho mor tification of defeat, and on the nation tho misfortune of a oontinuauce of republican rule. Mr. Tilden will do no such act. His championship of reform is honest, earnest and unselfish, and he "has a head," He will see that an opportunity offers to distinguish himself and to servo tho people better tlum by securing the coveted nomination. If ho should become convinced that his party does not heartily desiro, and will not cheerfully accept, his nomination, he can forego his honorable ambition lor tho good of the whole country, and by using his great influ ence to control tho nomination ho can in sure that tho candidato will bo one who will deserve and can command success. This ho will cortainly have the power to accomplish. To uso a familiar expression, ho has two strings to his bow. He can nominate one of | two unexceptionable candidates?Thurman, of Ohio, or Bayard, of Delaware. The name of Bayard, synonymous with honor and loy alty, would awaken a warm sympathy throughout tho country; yet it may bo I doubted whether it would be available at J this tune. Tho republicans are seeking to j raise old sectional issues and to re- I I vivo tho bitter feelings engendered by { tho war for tho purpose of diverting I attention from tho corruption of their party, and the nomination of tho able Senator from Delaware might aid them in this purpose. But Thurman, standing, as it were, at tho cross-roads of tho nation, can unite all sec tions?North and South, East and West. His ability is unquestioned, his character unstained. Ho satisfies Seymour's motto of ; "honesty," and Adams' watchword of ; "head." Ho irf sound on tho financial ques tion, whilo his connection with Governor Allen would be likely to lead tho Ohio in flationists to accept him before any other candidate if put forward with Tilden as his champion. Governor Tilden would then occupy with Thurman the saino relation that Mr. Seward occupied with Lincoln; and with Thurman President, and Tilden and Bayard in his Cabinet, we should have an ad ministration as able as any that has ever ruled at Washington, and might look with confidence for a return to that purity and honesty for which tho national government was distinguished in its better days. Our Furls Cable Letter. Tlio breaking of the cables and the sudden interruption of communication by tho in jured lines threw the entire weight of tho intercontinental exchange of news and com mercial despatches on the cable of tho Direct Cable Company, which was consequently overcrowded with work. Owing to this un fortunate circumstance we were unablo to present to our readers, as usual, the gossipy cable letter from Paris, which has boon one of the distinguished features of the Sunday Herald. This fact olono shows how impor tant it is for tho social and business requirements of both continents that several cable lines should be kept in constant readiness to transmit the news of tho day, and that tho claims for exclusive patronage by any lino should only receive recognition when tho facilities and reliability of that line were rendered su perior to all others. Some of our contempo raries have taken exception to an entorpriso which can only be carriod out at a consider able expense, deeming the game not wor>.h tho candle. But it is precisely by this lighter part of the cable despatches that tho change which the cable lias innrie in the world is most impressed on the mind of tho general reader. Tho people are no longer surprised that the cable ^ives them the facts of great moment which occurred in London (or Paris yesterday ; but when it Rives them the chat, the small talk, the jests, i the currcnt humor of the hour, then they comprehend that the press has at its disposal a machinery by the use of which London and Paris are brought as near to us for news purposes as Albany and Washington. Wo present in to-day's Herald our Paris cable letter, which was delayed in transmission, as described. By it we are informed that the Bonapartists are at work oncournging tho amnesty agitation, in the hopo of introduc ing an element of discord in the discussions and councils of the Republic. Roehcfort is I busy stinging like n political hornet every j one against whom he believes he has a griev I ance, and M. Rouher is likely to be prose cuted for his fierce anti-republican address to tho Corsioans at Ajareia The fpte day of the ex-Empress Eugenie has been celebrated at Chiselhurst., and a number of interesting events in the Parisian world of literature and art nre noted. Altogether, our Paris cable letter presents to tho reader* of the j Herald a perfect reflex of tho condition of affairs in the French capital, "from grave to gay, from lively to severe." Thk Puusnrruii Slaughter Horn.? , Only one person can l?e elected President of the United States to succeed General Grant, ; and only two persons can win tho honor of a nomination from tho great political parties. Yet a score of ambitious politicians are straining to secure the prize, and scarcely one of them will pass through the ordeal un scathed. The Presidential llcld this year is a slaughter house for aspirants. Pendleton ' has been killed outright Grant has b< en mortally wounded. Blaine, Robeson, Jewell and Hendricks have all been put upon tho rack. Morton has been attacked, but up to this time ho has defended himself vigorously and turned the tables on his assailants. Conkling is destined to come in <or his share of assault, and oven Til den does not escape. Mini-ter Washburne has been indirectly branded with an alleged connection with tho Seneca Storo Company, so that nearly every candidate may couut upon having to run the gauntlet of slander. Very few havo escaped whose names hare ns yet appeared before the public. The question is, Is the j game worth the coat ? The Exploaloa la iWMf City* The physical features of the explosion in Jersey City will no doubt have a thorough scientific; investigation. It was in every re spect remarkable. Although not one life was lost the effects of the explosion were felt withiu a radius of ten miles, and yet were, so far as wo can ascertain, not felt with equal force. In Jersey City houses were shaken from their bases to their roofs, glass was shivered, and the gaslight was ex tinguished. The North Itiver, with its bed of mud, did not prevent the shock from reaehiug the island of New York. There was not only reverberation of the air, but a tremor of the earth. The East lliver did not stop the force of tho explosion, which was distinctly felt in Brooklyn. It is a singular fact that, although it was felt at Wallaok's Theatre, "the audience rising en masse," we uro told, "thinking it was an eurthquake," it was not noticed by people in that immediate neighborhood. These facts and those which are yet to be ascertained will furnish a basis for very interesting scientific speculation. Three cities divided by two rivers felt concussions which seemed to he simultaneous, and yet the forco of the explosion appeared to be unequally dis tributed. 13ut the event has a deeper interest than can bo found in physical phenomena. There are grave suspicions that this explosion was not the result of an accident, but that it was carefully arranged for purposes of roveugo and crime. There has been for several weeks a largo number of laborers employed in building tho new tunnel of tho Dela ware and Lackawanna Railroad Company, twelve hundred or more, and thero have been several strikes for increased wages, and much bitter feeling between the men who would work and the men who would not The strikers have vowed that they would have revenge, and tho evidence wo print to-day indicates that they sought to fiud it by this colossal crimc. They in tended, it is said, not only to destroy the new liergen tunnel, but to kill a large num ber of men, non-strikers, who were to leavo work at tho timo of tho explosion, and who would necessarily pass near tho magazine. If this theory be true? and we are sorry to Ray that it is probably true, and certainly made possible by tho recont revelations of tho Molly Maguires in tho coal regions?then wo have in our work ing classes moral elements of destruc tion more alarming than any that exist in dynamito. If these dissatisfied strikers, in order to revongo their real or fancied wrongs upon a contractor or a com pany, or their more intelligent fellows, de liberately firod a magazine, the explosion of which destroyed tho property of men who had never injured them and might have lost hundreds of lives, they were worse than the Turks who massacred tho other day the Christians in Halonica. It was cowardly and brutal. The inuocent and tho offenders might have been involved alike in the catas trophe. Such a crime recalls the Thoniassen plot to destroy an ooean steamer by tho ex plosion of dynamite, for the purpose of ob taining the insurance upon worthless goods he had shipped. It must be conceded that these Molly Maguires were not quite as fiend ish as the devil who invented an infernal machine to sink the Mosel, with all her crew, to the bottom of the Atlantic. They acted from passion and sought revenge, -while he was moved by the eoldest calcu lation, and had but mercenary aims. Yet when we consider such delicate degrees of crimo there is very little differ ence between them. It is hardly worth while to debate the question whether one murderer is blacker than another. We can only look down into abysses of horrible possi bilities. Hero we are confronted with the fact that our society contains moral forces of ignoranco and passion aud diabolical cun ning, which, like tho three ingredients of gun powder?nitre, sulphur and carbon?when justly combined, need only a spark to scatter destruction all around. Our duty is to make such combinations impossible?to stamp out the organizations which are the parents of these crimes. If the magazine at the IJergen tunnel was kindled by tho Molly Maguires there can be no higher duty imposed upon the authori ties than to find out tho ringleaders and make of them examples which shall be more terrible than even the explosion they planned. The Sermon* Yeaterilay? Fervent beat and fervent piety combined to make yesterday a remarkable day among the church-going people of our community. The tirst condition brought them out of doors and the second naturally led them to the churches. There they were refreshed I by the breath of religion, which wnfts men's | thoughts from the heated and stormy strug | gles of life to the calm and blissful contem j plation of an eternity of repose. Well suited to the times were the remarks of Father j Lilly, at the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer, j in which he showed how impossible it is to j serve two masters, and tLat an inordinato love of the world is one of the j most lruitlul sources of evik At the Church of the Pilgrims Dr. Storrs spoko of the reconciliation between God and man brought about by the redemption. The?llev. Dr. Morgan preached impressively on "The gloiv which shall bo revealed in us," and at Masonic Templo Dr. Frothing ham spoko on the beautiful subject of "For giveness. " Tho ltev. James M. Pullman led bis hearers into a consideration ot the future stato and the possibility of recognizing our I friends in immortality, and Mr. Hepworth j preached impressively on "The Fatherhood ! of God." At St. l'atrick's Cathedral Father Kearney preached on tho necessity of good example, taking as his text, "Let your con versation be good before the Gentiles." Mr. i Bcceher spoke on the appreciation of high moral qualities, und showed that beauty at 1 taches to spiritual as well as material things. I At the other churches equally interesting subjects were treated with the ability that i distinguishes our metropolitan divines. j Gurxiuti Fumoxtox'i Thioriks.?To-day the Herald presents its read< rs with an ex position of further novel and interesting j cosmic theories advanced by General Augns Itus J. Fleasonton, of Philadelphia. As they hate already been adverted to in these . columns, it is merely necessary to inform the curious that they will find in them occa sion for attractive speculation and entertain ing reading very much out of the beaten truck. Founded or unfounded, they aro bold, incisive and original, and will un doubtedly attract considerable attention from scientific men. The Hope's Health. The special telegram from Romo which is published in the Herald to-day announces a rapid decline of the physical powers of the Pope, and indicates that, to a certain extent, his mental faculties arc also iin]>aired. His Holiness is, it is said, very feeble in body. Two prelates of the Church aro required to aid him to move about during the ceremony of Vatican receptions, and he has given up his routine custom of blessing tbo religious symbols which are presented to him by numerous pilgrims, and refuses to speak any language except the Italian, thus disappoint ing hundreds of devotees who travelled from France to tho centre of Catholic unity. His voico remains strong as ever. Tho bodily diclino of the Pontiff is not a cause for alarm. Should ho live until tho 13th of tho present month ho will have com pleted the eighty-fourth year of his age. has endured many hardships since the timd of his first missionary labor in South Amer ica, and has borno many and grievous ecclc siastical tribulations. In tho ordinary course of human events ho cannot live long, but it should bo borno n mind, however, that tho weather in Rome at this season of tho year is very dangerous to aged people. The Popo has been affected by this Italian summer fever almost yearly since Ins return to Europe from Pern. That his voico should remain strong may, however, bo regarded as a favorable sign. It is well known that I'io Nono is somewhat eccentric in his likes and dislikes, and very stubborn in tho dcfenco of his ideas. His refusal to speak except in Italian is just his manner of indicating to tho world that of his country, Italy, tho language alone remains to him. Swinburne and Rufdtin. "We givo on another pago of tho Herald somo pithy features of haps and mishaps in the literary world of the great metropolis. It is a quaint story that is told of the cause for the expulsion of tho poet Swinburne from that dim little byway, the Arts Club. He danced a jig on tho hats of the company. If you touch a Londoner's hat you touch tho tenderest, the most sensitive point of all his relations with the visiblo facts of this life? his dignity, his prido, his conscience, his honor. London has many idols, but none of such consequenco as tho stovepipe hat. That hat is the emblem of respectability, of probity, of a clean bill of health, morally, socially and physically. Anything favorable may be believed of a man in a Btovepipe hat; but Rothschilds themselves would not dis count the paper of a man in any other kind of headgear. In the incident at the Arts Club there is a now illustration of this regard for the great headdress of the age. Swinburne has indulged in many vagaries. He has recognized no limit in the moral law, nor even in good manners. Ho has not merely spoken disrespectfully of the Equator, like Sydney Smith's friend; he has sneered at nil tho cardinal points of British faith, and all with impunity; but ho puts his foot on that last stronghold of British dignity?the stovepipe hat?and that proves too much for an outraged patience. Any other injury could bo endured; that one must be avenged, and so out goes Swinburne. Our correspondent tells a very pretty story of Buskin and a little American pupil, which gives a glimpse at the brighter sido of this gentleman's character, of which tho public has heard less than of the side which represents him as a perennial snarler at almost all things under the sun. It is a story of tho sort that is very pleasant to hear told of a man of this class, for tho world likes to know, finally, thut the gentler ele ments are not left out in tho leaking of a man of great capacity. Tl?e Drraovratlc Triumvirate. Tl'iurmun, Tilden find Bayard may, if they will, divide between them the world of this great Republic. They, with the democratic vote behind them and with public sentiment in its present condition, mny as potently parcel out the nation as did Antony, Oc tavins and Lopidus tho ancient world. With any ono of these three in the Presiden tial office, and the other two in the Cabinet, they would givo to a democratic administra tion the advantage of great political knowl edge and experience; great weight morally and intellectually, and nn imposing pres tige. With such a President as any one of these would make, buttressed and supported by tho others, the country would regard with confidence the party that it deems it neodtul to put in power but that it yet hesitates to trust. Honesty in office, re form in civil aervice, hard monov, sociul tranquillity, commercial prosperity, would be almost guaranteed by an Executive thus made up. With a plodge, or any political certainty that tho two who cannot be elected would be associated with the Executive by appointment, it would bo deemed of less consequence what section of the country was roally honored by the nomination and tho formality of tho election of ono of tho num ber. At a time when a great part of the na tion wanted Mr. Seward in the Presidency, and another pnrt Mr. fjincoln?though the latter was chosen al the polls nnd .appointed tho former? they so worked together, shoulder to shoulder, in tho great causo thnt except for tho formalities of tho caso it really was of no consequence whatever which ono tho people had officially named. It would be the saiun with tho three promi nent and possible men of tho democratic 1 party. West and South would consent that New York should nominate if they can re spectively be sure thnt their men will j be associated with him. New Yo k would ! equally consent that either of the ether sections should nominally carry the Conven tion on the same condition. Will there bo wisdom enough in tho democratic councils to secure a result like this, or will the su premacy of the superior men be lost through I a conflict of their friends to secure for each i one tho first place? Will the lions fight over the prize till it it carried away by a ,jackal 1 Bllalatar* Yachtlaf. After a growth of three years the sport of miniature yachting has reached' such magni tude it now engages the attention of old aa w?H its young men. Borrowing the idea from England the clever sighted sons of prominent yachtsmen in Brooklyn in tho summer of 1873 had built two or three ex perimental models and regularly sailed them on the lake at Prospect Park. It proved such a pleasant puHtime that other boats were con structed, and the number increased rapidly. 1 he parents of the boys encouraged tho interest manifested by them in tho healthful recreation, and sum mer after summer it has grown and developed, until now it ranks with the moro useful pastimes of the day. Veteran yachtsmen have caught the infection, nnd old shipmasters are not abovo attending overy regatta, but take part in rigging and suiling tho boatB. On regular sailing day* the shores of the lake in Prospect Park are crowdcd with representative people, and car riages by the score, tilled with ladies, early select the more eligible places to witness the races. TIiur, from the smallest of beginnings, there are now three or four large model yacht clubs in this vicinity. The more im portant of these are the Prospcct Park, the American and the Long Island clubs. The latter is incorporated, the act of incorporation giving, in a nutshell, the aim of the founders, which is that "The purpose of our association is to facilitate the construction and actual operation of a school of full models of yachts and of other vessels, under conditions calculated to illustrate their advantages and defect t, with the hope of developing in this way much more com pletely than by the old system of office half models the laws of proportion, adjustment and rig, which in like manner and on the scale of full use affect our sailing and steam marino." Appreciating tho importance of tho pas time, and what its pursuit may develop, the Commissioners of Parks in Brooklyn have encouragod it in every possibly way. They have set asido a lako peculiarly adapted to satisfactory trials of speed, ap pointed watchmen to overlook tho sport, keep good order and render any aid required by tho smaller boys. It is their intention to build a house soon, whero tho largor boats can be safely placcd between races, and, at the same time, be on exhibition to visitors. While this spirit of encouragement is so manifest by the park officials in Brooklyn it is not so markod in New York. True, the Park Commissioners last summer allowed the miniature yachts to be sailed on a small pond diffioult to reach and poorlj located, but they have failed to extend the hand of fellowship to tho "yachtsmen." Consequently the sport only drags its weary way along in our city. This should not be. Miniature yachting is a pastime that deserves tho warmest support, and if a proper pond can bo obtained in Central Park and equal facilities extended/or its pursuit .as are found in Brooklyn tho young yachtsmen of Now York will not long be behind those of their sister city. Givo the boys a clianco, Messrs. Commissioners, and soon thoro will be match races between the representative boats of tho several clubs that will prove almost as inter esting as those between our larger yachts. Tub Ameiucan Labor Reform League held its annual convention in this city yestorday. It resolved that the late William B. Astoi was "a great rent thief," and that "his peer in crime, A. T. Stewart, was a profit thief." We suggest to this society that instead ol calling the dead unseemly names it would bo better employed in exposing tho Molly Maguires and their dynumito friends in Jersey. v There Is Some One to turn Stato'c evi dence against his comrade* in the gun powder plot. The Jersey City authorities should not iind it hard to luy their hunda upon that innn. PERSONAL INTELLIGENCE. Kllpalriok is lecturing iu Iowa. Urtgliam Young's family bas the measles. Jobn I. Davenport congratulated l!a?cook. Virginia democrat# are talking muoii ulm.it Bayard. I.ittlejohu aud Littlo Jubuuy nu lunger belong lo tho same party. Georgia convicts are let out to labor for tboir board and guarding. General N. P. Banks has signified Ins intention of re maining a democrat. l'riDcess Louise, of England, is cbaity, and lunuy, and elio paints lor the lioyai Acadotuy. * A Uermau writes thai the people of Glasgow are rude, course and vulvar, and havo no heart tcnflcrncsa. In some parts of France peoplo eruumoai tho Ironti ol their houses by draping tbeni with tbo household linen. Emulation is thus lostored. Mile. Merkus, the "Dutch Amazon" who has been lighting in Herzegovina, is twenty-lour, of mtdule height And very wealiliv. She drMMS 111 male attire. An Irishman has just sued a fellow countryman at Kilkenny lor selling him a biiliock with a false tall, though tbo defendant testified that It was put on only to switch off the Hies. Sam Ilard, editor of tho Ala'tama Slate Journal, s;iys??''It is about as bard lor an Alibama democratic editor to be honest aa It would be lor a snake to stand upright and walk upon the tip end of his tail." Captain Cook asked an Australian what the name of a ccrtain animal was, and tho man replied, "I do not understand j oil," or, lu his own language, "K.Ut-ga roo." This is tbo way that animal, with the domestlf vest pocket, got Its name. Dr. ltichardson wrltos:- "The researehoi of physi c ans during the past lorty years h.iveled to the knowl edge that certain marked diseases, pre-.iimod in pre. vious times to have been derived trom occult sources, hare, In (act, their origin rrom animal foods." At the beginning or the Unvoiuttnn the rcllgioul bnlies most conspicuous lor power were in tho follow- * ing order of importance:?The Congrogatioaalists, Bapitsta, Episcopalians and 1'resbyterl.ias; au<i there won in the wholo country only twunty-stx of tho Koman Catholic ojergy. l'rolessor M. Williams, writing of India, says:?"I have found no pcojdo In Europe more religionuono more patiently persevering in common duties, none more docile and amenable to authority, nono moro courteous of respectful toward age and learning, none more dulllul to parents, uono more intelligent." The coaching lover is opMemlr, and everybody H eager to rido on the cinary-cdnred coin b, Largi crowds congregate daily at the Brunswick to see tb< vehicle arrive and depart, and tho excitement Is great It forms one of tho prettiest mid most iiuvol .-cenot New York has had for a long time.?7>ai/y tfrn;>*ir. Ex-Govornor Henry A. Wise, in bis argument before i the Ilouso"Electiou Commltleo in the contest of I'latt vs. ttoode,.describe* the conservative party of Virginia ; ss composed of sour krout democrats, red wauttod ?lugs und ?reeleyites, and said that under no circum stances would he ally lilm-teii to such a*i or:--m./.ation. Politics In \ irginia, he said, were so much democratic that even the trees wept turpentine. When he was Governor be would have lian.-ed Greeley bad ho caught bim. lie praised General Grant as a magnanimous hero 1 and worthy to receive the sword oi Robert & haft

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