Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 10, 1876, Page 6

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 10, 1876 Page 6
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NEW YORK HERALD BROADWAY AND ANN STREET. JAMES GORDON BENNETT, PROPRIETOR. THE DAILY HERALD, jwblishtd nery day in the year. Four cents per copy. Twelve dollars per year, or one dollar per month, free of postage. All business, news letters or telegraphic despatches must be addressed Nkw York Herald. Letters and packages should be properly Moled. Rejected communications will not be re turned. PHILADELPHIA OFFICE?NO. 112 SOUTH SIXTH STREET. LONDON OFFICE OF THE NF.W YORK HERALD NO. 40. FLEET STREET. PARIS OFFICE?AVENUE DE L'OPERA. Subscriptions and advertisements will be received and forwarded on the same terms as in New York. VOLUME XU NO. 131 AIVSUiTS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. tubatrk com i que. VARIETY, ?18MI. Matin** at 2 P. M. WALLACkT~THEATRE. LONDON ASSURANCE, >tS P M. L*?ter Wallaek. BOOTH'S TllEATRB. ?TAR OF TH-B NORTH. at 8 1*. M Mlu Kellogf. TONT PASTOR'S NEW THEATRE. VARIETY. at 8 P. If. UNION BQL'ARK TllEATRB. CONSCIENCE. at S P. M O. R Thorn*. Jr. E AULK THEATRE. 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Notice to Country Newsdealers. ? For prompt and regular delii^ery of the Herald by fast mail trains orders must be sent direct to Ihis office. Postage J ree. Wall Street Yesterday.?Tho leading stocks were Lake Shore, Western Union and Michigan Central, all of which were firmer. At the closo tho market was somewhat ex cited. Gold declinod from 11*2 5-8 to 112 1-2. Money loaned on call at 3 per cent. In vestment shares, government and railway bonds were generally steady. Henry Ward Hrecheb has been lecturing it Port Jervis, taking lor his subject "Edu cation and Religion." His audience was large and his reception enthusiastic. The Beach Pneumatic Railway Company, galvanized by recent legislation, again Bhown ?igns of life, and we hear talk of tunnelling Lroadway and giving us rapid transit in earnest. Let it comc ! The Troubles of Tubket come not in single spies but in battalions. The Bulgarian in urrection, incited by Servians, is spreading .apidly, and the Forte is sending forward troops to the theatre of the difficulty as speed ily ns practicable. It Is Stated from London that no further rioting had occurred at Barbados, but the Colonial Office has received intelligence of disturbances at Tobago, one of the Windward Islands. A man-of-war has been sent there, and the Colonial Secretary is anxiously seek ing further particulars of the trouble. Tns Owners of the steamer Strathclyde, which was run down in the English Channel by the Franconia, have gained their suit for damages against the latter vessel. The amount claimed xras two hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars, but it is not stated whether the verdict covered the whole ?am. Tdet are having some tall walking in London. Fourteen English pedestrians are contending for a purse of five thousand dollars, and one of them, named Vaughan, walked his one hundred miles in ten minutes less than O'Leary's famous time. Probably London will soon get about as tired of these pedestrian feats as New York is. Ik the Matteb of Street Cleaning, the removal of manure and the regulation of slaughter houses, New York is a quarter of a century behind the age. The Board of Health had these subjects before them yes terday, and although they took no definito action it is gratifying to kuow that the mat ter i? receiving atteiftion. One of these days the Board may actually do something for the protection of the health of the city and the abatement of intolerable nuisances. IIcbinstxin's Death.?Th? sudden death of Rnbenstein in his cell is an event thnt can scarcely fail to excite many and various suspicions, and yet it can be sufficiently accounted for without reference to other than stnetly natural causes. Dramatic fancies are popular, and it is so much in the style of romances that catch the general applause to assumo that a condemned murderer who suddenly dies has by some deep ruse ??cheated the gallows," that many will resolutely persist in that opinion. But it is i more ratiomd to believe that a step of that sort, if taken, would only Be taken when all j hope from the courts was gone. Ruben- ; stein had well ni^h starved himself to death by fasting, and did not know, perhaps, how far he had goue with this, for an excited l mind sustained him and his weakness was not l? It. But a day ot exhaustion came, tho ?iiij4 that had alone sustained him broke down, aud coltapso resulted. This seems tho itut explanation of his death* Th? Op?ainc ?r tk* C*at*BaUl Ki. hlbltloa. This morning, amid the ringing of bells, the thunder of cannon, the blare of trum pet*. the military display of regiments of soldiery and the enthusiasm of a great city, the Centennial Exhibition will be for mally opened by the President of the United States. All the high officers of the govern ment, the President and his Cabinet, the Senate, House and Supreme Court, the foreign Ministers, the Governors of various States, will tnko part in the ceremonies. And, as if to add to the historical signifi cance of the day, the Emperor of Brazil will show by his presence his friendship for our people and his interest in this international fair. The American character of the Cen tennial Exhibition is seen in the interesting fact that the rulers of the two great Ameri can nations will take part in the dedication. 1 he interest felt in the Exhibition by New ^ ork will be shown by the prosenoe of Gov ernor Tilden, Mayor Wickham and many of our best citizens. Altogether, if the weather is propitious and no unforeseen calamity occurs to mar the festival, this 10th of May will be a historic day, even in this historic centennial year. If the Centennial Exhibition were simply a show of wares and fabrics it would be use ful. Civilization becomes more and more a question of peace, and peace is confirmed by nothing so much as these comparisons of national industry and skill. In the olden times the comity of nations was shown in tho interchange of princely visits, the retinue of one sovereign displaying its splendors at the court of another. All that tho people saw of their neighbors was an occasional pageant. But in our days the people, who are sover eigns, exchange these visits. Instead of a royal meeting on the Field of the Cloth of Gold, where rival princes vied with each other in the brilliancy of their trappings, instead of a sumptuous carousal at Hampton Court, or a tournament at Whitehall, wo have the artificers of England and France, of Russia and Spain, nay, even of far China and Japan, coming to the graceful palace on the woody Schuylkill bankB to exchange rivalries, to show mankind how far they have failed or succeeded in the development of civilisation ; for those men whose works will to-day be spread before us in the Centennial Exhibi tion are the true kings. To them we owe the comfort and repose of our daily existence. They have torn out the depths of the earth, they have pierced the subtle mysteries of the skies, they have traced paths in tho midst of tho sea and over the mountain summits; they have put the universe under discipline, that we may live a wiser and gentler life. When we compare their achievements, which find expression in a hundred forms in tho life of the humblest, with the glowing deeds which historians record and which some foolish painter emblazons on canvas, how much higher they are! We are not indulg ing illusions as to this exhibition being "a harbinger of universal peace." We wish it could be. The skill which built it, and which fashioned its millions of objects, may go out to battle again, for there 'are many questions, unhappily, awaiting battle. But every such display is another step to peace. These friendly contests will determino new friendships strengthen old ones, and bind the nations closer and closer together. Take, for in stance, countries like Japan and China, who are here in fervent competition with our own laborers, and the fact is full of em phasis. This Japan, which twenty years ago was only a geographical name about which hovered dark memories of crnelty and superstition?this Japan, for instance, whioh at the time of the English Fair was only a pale, sinister star in the galaxy of nationalities, is seen to be a refulgent, glorious planet, worthy to rank with the brightest of them alL And so wo might continue this thought, deducing the lessons that intelligent minds will see in the presence of nations like Brazil and Peru, of colonies like those of England and the Netherlands, of civiliza tions as venerable ,as those of India and Egypt. If the imagination is Btrongly moved by trophies which tell oT the glory of Sesoatris and Alexander, by remnants of ages and races which have faded from the memory of man, it is no less impressed by the fresh glory of countries like Australia and Canada and California, only yesterday the home of tho savage and to-day standing breast to breast with us in all the essentials of a refined civilization. Which lesson will be the mostiinstructive to the philosopher? That which he learns within the gloomy portals of the Khedive's palace, over which the brooding Sphinx sits in sad, questioning silence, or that which young Australia ob trudes upon him in the mountain of gold which tells of her wealth, or the photo graphic panorama which tells of the won ders of her new world ? For the Centennial Exhibition has a high uso in this, that within the four walls of its main palace we have every phase of civilization. It is the nineteenth century, with its past and the promises of its future. As the mind follows the Hags of the great nations of Europe it iccalls tho hundred battles in which, even during our centenary, they have waved in victory and defeat?the hundred bat tles from Jemmapes to Sedan. But in spite of these dark memories here, under the central towers of the muin palace, they unite in friendship and peace. It was a happy thought to bring to gether, in the very heart of the Exhibition, England and France, Germany and tlie United States, It seems only yesterday when two of these nations were at swords' points, and here, under the flag of America, they meet in peace. If we dared to indulge a ro mantic and unavailing hope, which at all events is in keeping with the day, it is that tho ties which bind tho genius of theso mighty nations together to-day?^which brings England and America, Germany and France into the friendly strife of industry against industry?may never bo broken, and that the prayer for peace which tho reverend prel ate will offer this morning maybe blessed to ono and to all. It will be some time before the Exhibition is thoroughly ready. We must not bo im patient because of delays, nor must : wo expect too much. Wo have given the Centennial movement a sincere | support and yet wo have never shared the illusions of it* projectors. It will not be a great business success. There will not be a vast increase in the business of Philadelphia or New York. We shall have few visitors from Europe. A half dozen rast fairs and a new one to come in France will satisfy our friends over the water. The prostration of business in this country arises from causes which no world's fair can rem edy. We do not expect much of the "recon ciliation" that was to spring up between the North and South under the Centennial towers. We are not surprised to learn that outside of the unusual number of invited guests in Philadelphia there is even now no extraordinary crowd of strangers. As a prac tical show for purposes of gain, with the hope of large revenues, the Centennial Ex hibition is a failure, and we have no idea that nny of the money will be returned to its owners. This does not disappoint us, for we have supported the movement from the out set, believing what we now believe as to its success financially. We felt then as we do now, that if every dollar invested in the Ex hibition wero to be lost it was still a glorious and noblo thing to do. ^ e wero glad to Bhow to a sister city and a sister State that we ^cognized their his toric precedence in the events of the Revolu tion. We believed that it would have been j unpatriotic in every way to allow this mo mentous year to pass without recognition. We were anxious to show the artificers of the world that if we failed at Paris and Vienna and London it was our misfortune and not our fault. We felt that we could show the world that we were a much greater people than we were supposed to be in many things and much'smaller in some. We wanted our workingmen to see that with their boasted skill there was scarcely a land which could not teach them something. Finally, we be lieved that the Centennial Exhibition, even though not a dollar was returned, was the thoroughly American thing to do. We re joice, therefore, in its success, and we send our friendliest greetings to the hundred thousand enthusiastic spectators, who this morning will make the Lansdowno woods ring with their rejoicings, as amid the ring ing of bells, the thunder of cannon and the tumultuous melody of Wagner's "March," the President will throw our flag to the breeze and officially declare the Great Exhi bition open to all the world. Th* VsUl Oitbresk at The accounts of the deplorable event at Salonica, as given by the American C onsul on one hand and by the Turkish government on the other, differ in some important par ticulars. According to the Hebild's special despatch by way of Paris the young girl whose rescue from the Mussulman crowd by the American Consul originated the diffi culty, was being taken, against her will, to the mosque, and her cries for help induced the Consul's interference. But the Porto sends a different version of the story to the Turkish Ambassador at London. The gov ernment statement is that the girl desired to embrace Mohammedanism, and was quietly on her way to the Governor's house when the American Consul, with a crowd of a hundred and fifty men, seized and carried her off by force. When the Governor learned that the German and French Consuls bad gone to the mosque he hastened thither, tearing trouble, and did all in his power, although vainly, to save the lives of the unfortunate men. The murderers, it is added, have been arrested. Tho American Consul at Salonica is a Greek, and here, probably, lies the ground work of the trouble. If he had been an American the French and German Consuls might have been alive to-day. It does not selm that there was any reason to suppose that the girl was an American, and the pro priety of the Consul's interference docs not satisfactorily appear. However, the tragedy is likely to give new trouble to Turkey, al ready distracted and worried enough. Ger many is said to have expressed a willingness to be satisfied if prompt justice bo meted out to the murderers ; but France and Italy are hurrying their iron-clads to Salonica, and the belief in England is that tho event will bring the troubles of the Porte to a climax. Dark Houses.? It is rumored that all the loading candidates have an equal and natn ral dread of the dark horso which, as it is so commonly thought, is to carry off the honors of the Presidential race. This ap prehension has taken a characteristic form, and some candidates are actually training dark horses of their own, with a new to con tingencies ; for the next best thing in the mind of any candidate to winning himself is to have the race won by a dark horse in which he has the lively interest of owner ship. Thus Mr. Conkling is a candidate of great prospects, as tho public knows, and has the sympathy and support of the Presi dent; but it is hinted that the Senator and tho President have agreed between them selves on a dark horse, whoso triumph, pro cured by them, will be almost as satisfactory as if it wero their own, and that this dark horse is Mr. Fish. It is further thought that Mr. Blaine, not to be behind his adroit competitor, encourages Hayes ns a dark horse in his interest, and that this accounts for the evident rapidity with which Hayes comes to the front. PB*siDK:mAii Tactics.?If, as believed by Mr. Seymour, the West and South will i resolutely combine in the National Demo cratic Convention, it is probable that Mr. Tilden, though a very strong man, may not 1 get the nomination, for there are Southern . antipathies to a Northern man that nre diffi I cult to overcome, and Western antipathies I to an Eastern man that are equally difficult, ' and if those two are strengthened by mutunl , support they can hardly combine on one who is both an Eastern and a Northern man. | But if he does not get the nomination for ? himself Mr. Tilden may still control it, for | his resolute support of either Bayard or ! Thunnan, adding the strength he has to their strength, will determine the choice. He has two strings to his bow, therefore, and cannot tail, with skill, to shoot tho Presi dential arrow as he pleases. Primck Gobtschakokp and Count Andrassy are to go to Prince Bismarck's official resi ; dence to hold the conference arranged be I tween those statesmen. The Prussian bird ] fights on hit own hill ri?U Sports. Among the pleasanter feature* of our growth m a people we may eount the hearty will and happy facility with which we take to field sports. Hardy, bold and energetic races of men have been distinguished in every age for their love of vigorous sports that taxed at once the endurance of the physical frame and the nicety of the senses, upon which depend the acquisition of skill, and wo prove our blood in our characteristic fondness for these manly exer cises. In the fullest degree we have this instinctive love for the indulgence of tho power of our muscles and for their applica tion to our entertainment in whatever games may present themselves?an instinct that comes naturally from our British an cestry, and is rather fortified than otherwise by our original draughts on those races of men from the earlier commingling of which the British race aroBe. Despite the objection that the progress of j civilization has very justly excited to any I sports that tend to brutal results, the two j greatest nations of the earth were but ft few years since absorbed in the deepest degree over the results of a gladiatorial combat absorbed in pure love of sport that lost sight of the offensive features of a particular form of sport. With what anxiety the snme na tions have dwolt on contests in which the point at issue was a test of the respective strength and skill with which their sons could wield the oar or the rifle ! With what epic earnestness they have gone into the struggle to prove that thoy had on either side a better breed of horses and bet ter horsemen, and how the sailor descent and maritime tastes havo come out in sports that tried their craft and their seamanship! Every great sport?racing, rowing, shooting, riding, wrestling, boxing and all the games that are contriving to produce or to exhibit proficiency in these sports, are the common property of the British and American peo ple, as, indeed, they are of nearly all the vigorous races of men. But every now and then some new form of one or the other of these is brought from some obscure district into general notice, or an old form is revived with new impulse under the influenoe of some accidental circumstance. They may possess no absolutely new feature, yet they give variety. So an inventive genius in the kitchen may startle the palates of a whole city if he fall into the right hands, and yet he must do it with the same old mutton and veal and beef that has palle^ on every appetite for generations. It is thus with those happy recent intro ductions, coaching and polo. To drive a stage is not new, and as for polo it is made up of ball play and horsemanship?old enough, as all men know, both of them. Yet polo and coaching are both evidently des tined to have the greatest success with our people for good reasons. Mr. Kane, for instance, drives his coach on a delightful excursion, and so is enabled to oharm and please a large number of ladies and gentlemen fond of that sort of a refined picnic, and to cultivate and practise a very fine style of driving, which if it'have no other effect at least induces rich men to spend their money in a way that is pleasant to their friends, agreeable to themselves and good for improving the breed of horses and the stylo of vehieles. Outlets like this for the superfluous cash of the wealthy are publio benefits, and he must have but little philosophy in him who does not readily perceive their advantage. Polo is a game recently brought from India, where it has been practised for ages by people who live in the saddle, and it has been caught up with great favor wherever people are interested in equestrian skill, and consequently in any exercise that tends to put this sort of skill to an extreme and severe test. It is with great regret that we see our contemporary, the Sun, seems to depre cate that these sports are imported and to reflect that many things adapted to habits of foreign people havo no reason to be on our side the water?a position which it illus trates by reference to the custom of banging horses' tails, which it derives from fox hunt ing, and the influence of the fox hunters on public tastes. But banging arose as much from the fact that the long tails of thorough breds become unpleasant in muddy weather, and as there is mud in all countries and thoroughbreds are to be found wherever there is money to buy them, even this custom is not necessarily local. It is true that coach ing and polo are imported sports. So is rowing. So is boxing. So is horse rac ing. Thero are a great many things in this countrythat are imported ; and it is even suspected that our very freedom itsolf?the germs of our inerad icable love of liberty and our constitutional system?were actually brought from England in a ship cMled tho Mayflower. In short, the American people is an imported people, and consequently the various adjuncts of ila civilized life came with it or followed it irom other countries. A wiso man said that he stole from the antients without compunc tion, because if he had lived before they did they would have stolen from him. It need | not trouble our consciences, therefore, to , borrow our sports l'rom nations older than j ourselves; or, where all our games havo come from abroad to object that one or two came later than tho others. Frt* Gran. The land embraced in the Central Park ?was taken and paid for by the city for the pur pose of insuring a breathing place for the people in the heart of the metropolis and preventing the confinement of a largo popu lation in a straitjacket of streets and avenues and heated bricks and stones. These reserved spaces in a great city, devoted to health and recreation, have been aptly called its "lnngn." They are enjoyable to all classes. The rich probably make the most out of them, becatise they have leisure to drive in them daily and to take advantago constantly of their pure air and well kept roads. But public parks are not an actual necessity to the wealthy, because rich people live in spacious houses, located on broad, healthful thoroughfares ; and if there were no such open spots in the city they could drive their fast horses and easy car riages beyond the dusty streets into the surrounding country roads. The poorer I classes, however, depend for the enjoy* ment of i few mouthful* of tosh sir almost wholly upon the public porks. They send their children oot of fever breeding neighborhoods and crowded tene ment houses Into these open spaces, to dnnk in health and life, and thus they not only find recreation in them, bnt protection against disease and death. They are entitled to these privileges because they have paid for thorn. It is a stupid error to suppose that property owners alone pay for publio im provements. The expense they entail on the city is met by taxation, and taxation falls at least as heavily on the poor as on the rich. The latter pay taxes direotly; the former pay them indirectly in increased rents and enhanced prices for all the neces saries of life. The people of Mew York, therefore, own the Central Park. To judge from the action of our officials one might sometimes sup pose that the ownership vested in three or four Commissioners of the Park Department, who coDfer a favor on the citizens by allow ing them to have any privileges at all within its limits. It is very proper that certain regulations should be adopted and enforced by the management to prevent the destruction of shrubbery and to preserve public order and decency. But outside of what may be necessary for the proper preservation and regulation of the Park it should be as free and open to its owners as is the air they breathe. Above all, no needless restrictions should be plaoed on the enjoyment of all its privileges by the young. The idea of exoluding children and others from the Park grass plots by an iron rule and preserving the grass for pasturage for somebody's sheep and cows is preposterous. The pretence that the grass would be ruined by thousands of feet tramping over it is ab surd. All the European parks, and Pros pect Park in Brooklyn as well, are open to the publio in every part, except the flower beds; and yet the grass is in as good order and as well kept in all of them as in our Central Park. People do not oare about looking at the green, tempting grass; they want to run over it, to roll on it and to romp with their children among the daisies. It would be as charitable to display a good dinner before the eyes of a starring man and to order him to keep his hands off the vic tuals as it is to show a crowd of poor ten ement house children a refreshing grass plot and warn them against putting their feet upon the green carpet spread before thorn by the hand of nature. The hot summer months will soon be upon us. Those whose means enable them to do so will be rushing off to the green fields and the cool sea shore. But tens of thousands? hundreds of thousands?who have not the means to get away will remain pent up in the close, suffocating streets of the city. We insist that to these less fortunate beings the grass of the Central Park, owned by them, should be free. We therefore call upon the Park Commissioners to remove their hateful notioes, and to give liberty to the children of New York to run and roll and romp on the fragrant grass of the Cen tral Park to their hearts' content. The Democratic Trlvm^lra. With any just comprehension of thoir re lations to one another and to the country the three distinguished men who are recog nized as the foremost individuals, in demo cratic opinion, in the three great sections of the country, will not let a great opportunity drift away and be lost in a profitless conten tion as to which of the three shall be nomi nally first. They must settle this point between themselves or permit it to be set tled between their immediate intimates, and when their names come before the Conven tion they must not oome as resolute and re lentless opponents, any one of them ready to rise on the ruin of the others; for it hap pens they must all fall together. They must go before the representatives of tho National Democratic Convention prepared to hear with satisfaction the judgment by which it gives precedence to one, and ready also to ratify the virtual compact that the other two shall be associated with that one in office if he shall receive the suffrages of the people. It may be said that this bargains away the great offices before they are secured; that it commits the President to a pledge before he receives office that is to bind him in office, and that it requires of him aotion that he may not deem altogether wise when the occasion comes to act Every government that is a good government is founded on bargains just like this; is a scheme of pledges and guarantees and compacts be tween the various parties to such ? bargains. All government that does not proceed on bargains like this is mere personal govern ment, the result of the seizure of the polit ical machinery by armed force, as in the case of the first Napoleon, or by intrigue and conspiracy, as in the case of the last Napo leon. Every President is put in office with us on the assumption that he will govern by means of tho great men of the country, as every constitutional king holds his throne on a similar theory. General Grant and George III. have been cited as the most conspicuous instances of the violation of the theory, and they violated it in the samo way and substantially for the same reasons. George III. indulged his personal preferences in the choice of Ministers, and perhaps was unable to comprehend that that was improper. Ho did not perceive any constitutional duty in the premises. Ho did not want disagree able statesmen about him who would bother him with politics. He wanted about him the men he could like, and thought the men he liked could do nil that was necessary, and so he went on thinking till he lost to his king dom a world of great colonies, such as no nation ever had before. Grant also fell into the same amiable error, and has caused to his country a loss that may prove greater than that which George IH. caused England, for he has half forfeited the triumph of the North gained in our great war. It is proper, therefore, to return to that traditional system of our great parties which gives a guarantee that great offices shall be filled by great men under compacts that have behind them such sanction as the assent of party conventions ; and it is especially wise to return to this system now when it points the way to a harmonious issue from the rival claims of the groat men of a party happily well supplied with such material. ?fl? ?nlj mm* Rapid Tl ? Mr. Huted, besides being among the ablest presiding ofltwi who have ever filled the office of Speaker at Albany, is also one of the ^est legislators for this section of the Stats which he in part represents, except in matters which have a party bearing. The cause of rapid transit,"for example, is mora indebted to him than to any other indi vidual, and herein his zeal eondnces as much to the prosperity of his immediate West chester county constituency as to the pros perity ot New York city itself The value of every square rood of land in Westchester is enhanced by the growth of this city and by increased facilities of travel and communica tion between the two. Westchester county is to be congratulated that she has a repre sentative so attentive to her interests and who does her so much honor by the very able manner in which he discharged th? duties of Speaker in the late session; and the tender of such congratulations can come from no other source so ap propriately as from New York, whose growth is necessarily in that direction. We must not be understood as approving the course of Mr. E us ted as a partisan, and, least of all, as indorsing the coalition be tween the Custom House and Tammany, in which he is said to be implicated. But jus tice constrains us to say that in non-partisan matters he is one of the most useful mem bers sent in recent years from this part of the State. He was the author of the Bapid Transit bill, under which preparations went on so successfully during the last year; and when obstructions were thrown in the way a few weeks ago by proceedings in the courts he prepared a bill to cut the controversy short and came very near carrying it through the Assembly. Had he been supported by all the members from this city he would have succeeded. We trust that Westchester county may long be represented by mem bers who have the same intelligent percep tion of the connection of its prosperity with that of New York city. Ths Otttbaox on Gixiril Ccstxb con tinues to excite the attention of newspapers everywhere. At least three-fourths of them bitterly denounoe the President for his cruel and autooratio action against the gallant In dian fighter. Even the papers friendly to the President speak of the affair as one which need not have occurred, and are sorry that he should have been injudioious at a moment when his party depended upon him for wisdom. Something was due to public opinion, which is just now very sensitive to any needless exposure of private spleen in its servants. There are a few papers which defend the President on technical grounds, bftt the people will not easily be convinced that in punishing General Custer the Presi dent did not really commit an outrage on themselves. President Grant is not at this day in a position to put himself in contrast with any faithful military or civil officer be fore popular opinion. The odds are against him, and he wtfl suffer with little effort on his own part That he acted angrily and unwisely seems to be his own late opinion ; for, as will be seen from our St. Paul de spatch, he will permit General Custer to accompany the expedition, not ns its oom mander, but as a subordinate?that is, Gen eral Custer goes in disgrace, being permit ted to fight, but to fight only under punish ment. This last bit of news shows weak ness and apology on the part of the Presi dent, but it does not wipe out the stain with which he has covered himself. Mb. Stebbins and the Park Depart ment.?There is a report that Mr. Henry G. Stebbins, who has been so long connected with the Park Department, is about to retire from the commission, which has now passed into the hands of Tammany. It is to be hoped that Mr. Stebbins will do no such thing. His services have been of great value to the peo ple, and as he is entirely familiar with the wants and interests of the Central Park he will be useful in a board w\iich may need watching. His taste and judgment cannot be ignored by his associates, and his infiu enoe for good will be great, although he may be in a minority in the Board. PERSONAL INTELLIGENCE. A defunct gambler bu bad bl? odds?and ends. Lieutenant Governor Dorsbeimer la nutlcating 11 Buffalo. Providence is to have a* eccentric club composed of crooked old sticks Ex-Governor Joe) Parker's chance* for tbe democratlo nomination are increasing. The Cincinnati fiend advertises for men with fever snd agie to shake carpets. The man was flirting with drowsiness who said he couldn't get a wink o' deep. The 8t Ixrats Republican wants a President who will know how to select a treat Cabinet The new Senator from Texas is a fighting democrat and will be a hard Coke nut to craok. A Nevada court grants divorces when one mate sub jects tbe other mate to "mental cruelty." Hindoo and Neapolitan girls are said to owe theft beauty of form to the praotloe of canryjng Jars of watci on their heada The Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle thinks that Tammany Hall Is the one stroogpolitical clnb la the world. It ti the ace of club*. A Nevada newspaper offloe 1st,#40 miles above tbe level cf the sea, and yet lis editor la always several sheets in the wind. Governor Hendricks, of ladlana, Is at Chicago. He thinks that tho republicans of Indiana prefer first Morton and then Bristow. Tbe Cincinnati Commercial Is authority for the state ment that Ole Boil's young wife, who lives in Wiscon sin, left him because of 111 treatment Chicago Timet.?''The most conspicuous Idiots In the East at present are voung men whose collars are but toned on at tbe waist and end at the eyebrow." A Canada editor di/cuise* the problem whether it li beneficial In schools to have eomptilsory kissing. Ha is not able to decide because he is not going to school. Tue defcnco ottered lor the Rev. Mr. KeaJriek, tbe clerical scoundrel of Georgia, is that he most be insane because he once had an afTectlon of the ear. Pshaw! The editor of the Hoobester Democrat has had ele paaatiaais of the ear for years and nobody has defended him on that ground. The 1'coaching" season bss begun In London this year with as mncb animation as ever before slice ths great "revival" of coaching alne years ago by Lord Carington and bis alliet On the 22d of April Mr. Shoolbred started his roach, with "foar splendid well bred horses," from Hatehett's Hotel, in Piccadilly, for Gnillord, in Surrey; and oo tbe 1st ol May three more gentlemen were to take tho road with coaches for Windsor, Dorking and Oxford. The Utter route, close upon sixty miles in length, runs tbrongh one of the loveliest regions In England; bat surely It might be possible to select a route of oqnal length out of New York which should offer sufficient attractions to warrant some of oar aspiring youth In tackling it Why not a coach to Treatoa and thcaee by special train to tbe Ceateaatal Exposition f?{WerW ?/ yes Jtrtfdft

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