Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 29, 1876, Page 5

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 29, 1876 Page 5
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POLITICAL. Chaotiu Condition of Parties in the Old Keystone State. INTENT Or THE HARTRASFT I0VEIEM. Popular Sentiment Regarding the Coming Man. PENNSYLVANIA PABTIES. VBX VJBTUAN QUAXDAB1 HI THE KBY8TONE STAT1?REPUBLICANS AMD DEMOCRATS COM ri'8E? ? Blaine's strength ? con sling's chances?Cameron's leadership. Lancastkm, May U7, 1878L The pdl Ileal condition of both purlieu in this Stale at this time can only be described as chaotic. Neither tide has a policy lor the future ami each is divided into fkccions, for the existence of which there is no good reason. The'democrats are divided on the money ques tion, and the old feuds oi tha republican party are as bitter as ever. It was natural to suppose that after MoClure and Curttn had gone over to the democracy their quarrel with Cameron would cease, at least within the pvty, but such was not the case. Other and younger men have taken up the quarrel, and, while its consequenoes are seldom iclt on election day, it Is an element ol much bitterness at State and nutionai con ventions. In the present canvass, thougb less mani fest than usual, it is plainly visible on every hand, aud very nearly broke out into rancor at the Harrisburg Convention. Although Governor Hartrautt received the ?nanimous Indorsement of that body, it was In reality not Hartranft that the delegates were thinking about, but Blaine and Coukling, and those again were only the tmbodiments ol the (action fights of the leaders. Up to the present hour the Pennsylvania allegation Is pretending to support Hartranft as if thero were no other candidates In the field, and many tf the delegates even protend tliat they have no leoond choice. It was thought wondcrlul that two Roman augurs could loolc each otbor lu the face with . tut laughing. It requires even groater facial rontrol to bear a Pennsylvania delegato to the Cincinnati Conven tion tell you be is tor Hartranft first, last and all tho ame, and keep from laughing in bis face. Hart lanft, however, is the olivo branch which preserves peaco at home, and the pioans which are sung in his lonorare only meant to keep Pennsylvania ropubll tans Irom scratching each other's eyes out. But bohind all this is the real issue which will have to bo settled in the end, and that issue is the choice between Conkling and Mlalno in tho delegation. TIIK KUDOS lit this HKl-l'BLHUlt PABTT. It Is a singular bit of political history?the elf*ctive no.'-s of Hartranft's naaio as a conciliatory eloment When ho is out of the way it U to be feared, however that ilio delugo will break loose. Already on sev-' ?ral occasions tiio Hoods seemed ready to pour over the Hartranft embankwonL At loxst one delegate chosen ly his district to ropresent it at Cincinnati was dropped ?y the Convention because he was outspoken for ?luine. This was Bucb, of Berks, and it is said others rould have met with a liko fate If they had not shown Ight and made a compromise necessary. Even Mc .'herson, ol Adams, so long the offlcient clerk of the Bouse ot Representatives, was threatened with I laughter, and he probably would have suffered had got Stewart, of Franklin, breathed Are and sword in the caucus preceding tho Convention. Then loo, McClure, with his usual adroitness, Introduced dis' eord Into the party councils by his bold assertions and j predictions. To his functions as a Journalist he added his foresight as a politician, and so at the very outset he got the factions by the cars. In this way the In Norsement of Hartranlt can.o to be regarded, outside of the State at least, as a pledgo to Conkling, while in IheStato it Inspired Blalno'a supporters with a spirit of bitter determination. The story that "Don" Cameron was to go into the new Cabinet in case of Coukltng's ' ?lection only addod fuel to the llamo, and Mr Cam ?ron's friends were disavowing any such bargain up to ' the moment of his appointment as Secretary of War by General Grant At a matter of course this appoint ment puts a now face upon tho canvass, but it may reasonably be doubtod whether in Itself it will K|ye Conkling any additional strength In this State. It will have the effect, however, of foreclosing the mortgage which Hartranft bold upon tho I'residonoy, and as is loo often the case, more benefit will accruo to the mortgagors than to the mortgagor It view of It it ?eema impossible that tho delegation should persist m their Hartranft policy, and it is plain at last that thoy will be compelled to choose between Blaine aqd Conk ling sooner than they expected. BLAJSK'S STKENdTH I* THE BELBGATIOX, It Mould bo a mistake to underestimate Blaino's Itrongib in Pennsylvania. There is no doubt whatever Df his strength, both in tbe delegation and among the people. Mr. Henry N. Hoyt, tbe chairman of the State Central Committee and a delegate at lorge to Cincin lati, is warmly in bis favor. Ho carries with him both ?f the district delegate* from the Luzerne district. Morton McMichael, editor of the XortA American and temporary chairman of the last national convention H. H. Blnghaui, formerly Postmaster of Philadelphia' sink others of the delegation from thatcliy aro not >nly lilulno's friends, but his active and determined partisans. L have already Indicated tbe quality of Mcpherson's friendship for Blaine. In tbe Lehigh Wyoming and Cumberland valleys there i, absolutely o.. Conkling sentiment, while there is .positive and lownr.ght Blaine enthusiasm. With the present fool lug among tho delegates ami the rank and lilo of the p:irty in this State it would seem?looking at the proba biliilcs from a natural standpo;nt_ihai no power on earth can sUy the tide that Is rolling in favor ol tbe Maine leader. I ccuid take up district after district where Conkling's chances are Dot oven dis cussed, and name delegate after delegate who is for Blaine behind tho cloak of Hartranft's indorsement. At the same time nono of the candidates is treated With greater respect than Roscoe Conkling. His ability Uid worth aro universally admitted. His partv lidelity )s praised oven by those who dislike tho admlnisira lion of Cener.il Grant, and If hois nominated at Cin cinnati he will get an unstinted support from tbe re publicans of Pennsylvania. But Blaine la their idol. He has captured tbe popular Imagination by bis as laults upon the Southern leaders, and in his combat With Beti Hill ho made more Iriends than in all In* Vovious efforts. The Pennsylvania repuK.can abom Isles, abhor*, bates the Southern democrat. The noli llcian who can most cfleet.vely Pommel the South Is ?is lavorlte, and bcnco it is that Blaine has earned his I tdmiration and his love. Wo might wish it w?a othei! Wise, but such arc the facts, and we must Ionic tho fart. Squarely in the lace tu forecasting tho results of a ere,.! ! political movement , THB I'OWKB II KM IN |> CONKLlXO On the other hand, II we look only at Hlainc-a ! ?trcngth, we may undervalue the forces which are operating in Conkling's favor. These ar<> all under tho ! surface. He has lew open advocate* Kor a lortnixht or more it ha? been asserted that thcro was a move ment among tbe politicians in Ins lavor, but it was difficult to '.race It to any one of iho leadois willing to tvow it. Tho (Cabinet changes were at once accenK d Inuover, as a sure siyn of It, aud it now r< mains to be ? leen whether the prelerences of the delegation can be Ihanged by the combined influences wtiich it Is ore turned will be brought to bear In Mr. Conicllng's lavor ' sever before was there a severer strain put upon liiti : Cameron leadership, and never beloro was there so i ? uct dispo-uioh to disobey without absolutely revolt inx. 1 nm sure ?lint neither Senator Cameron nor I be 1 secretary ol War could command the delegation ai this I Btomebt. It is not sale for thoin or for Mi. Conkllrig s rrlni ds to avow a treaty of amity even now, and Hart rann will have 'o serve as % cloak lor some time ! rnirf^r to ?ve Conkling the sup- ' fi?" ?f I*10 delegation in the end I am lar from be ilet ng. The tamcrou influence is very great Few public men have such a devoted personal following as .:T:',r.vrr"n Hm ?'* ><?? ^*1 i. *" ? M rKeU ,n rc,"rn- His wish otten fh^ "imply because II Is his wish. In brought in "1,11!? ?? *a? pnwer, and it can bo t lrii of all in"LW. grCal e,lm n'Km lhc rtcleg;.iion. ^ ! L I W 18 """"'R M?e delegntes pi?b?b!y a J^rdllJi nf .h* "r? n,WnV" *''"ng to do Ills bidding rcgnrdless of their personal proie ret) ceo. Anoth. r !h?7 ini'sht 'nreV.r'"/ ,K'r*on"1 Pr'''?rences, and while '?? lo?"p,,ort ""'tne yet they have hat fhov w^?i h .| Smr0n' , nn'1 th' y ftre sure .. .h .. ?' thomaelreg in helping lum i II Iho Camerons really take tho Held In behalf f Conkling lllaine cannot bo sure of many ol his nJesent sup,,oners. Tbe duty ot ptNiUotl obedience wdl turn bat k the wave of popultr entlmsiasm. An hour can change the whole as pee t ol the Presidential sky so lar as Pennsylvania is concerned, and an hour mav cb.il It The antl-Cameron faction is Ulk just bow, but tneirs is a tune which has so of tin Ten ?ung in a different key Imm ,hllt ,n which It w ,s pitcned before great political i.iovcnients wr, consum mated that there is no telling whit ?on? they will ViT? ?i Cincinnati. Blaine UBquostlonabiy baa lb* Penasyil ???la delegation, but Conkling >? even mow likely to gel iho rote ol ihe Matr. TH K DKMUCKATIC t|CAM> AKT. If the republicaua are lu a quandary what shall ha Mid ol the condition ol' the Pennsylvania democracy 1 Kveu their political enemies pity them Aa .vet they i have nv* decided upon a piatlorni or tieen ubla lo hit U|>on a candidate. There are anions them soil money men, hard money nu-u and mm will iij; to split the difference. The "out and out lri?nds of the inflation policy lavor Hendricks, but bis support has lalleu almost completely away in the ltd lew week*. Tito hard money uicn are lor Tlldeu, uud until lately smiie ol them were lor Thurinan. ? Senator Wallace'* friends were disposed to lavor 'ho lailer, and liiero would have been a very strong movemeul in his behall hail not the action ol the Alton democrats in Ohio dia concerted all their plans. The choice is now Ik-tween Hendricks and Tildeu, with a strong leellnK In Tildita'r lavor. There la a question, however, wlnrh is uiore important even than Ihe qnwlion ol candidates, uud that is the one in regard to policy?whether they snail oonciliate the Ohio inllatiomsu to save Indiana, or throw them overboard to make New York secure. Whichever way they turn there is a .liletnnn, and they do not profe** lo like eilher horn. The leading men of the party in Pennsylvania declare thul tliev will insist u|niu a hard money plallorm, nud il lliey do thia it will, be coni|Miratively cosy to secure a hard money candi date. .Since Thurman t* out ol the race it la not impos. sible lor Hendricks lo oblaiu tne delegation on# sound platform, il it was not lor tho leur that his nomination would be the sacrilice of New York, but his Iriends claun that Peimsjlvania and New York never have worked together and nevor will. Tildon'a Iriends, however, are acl?ve ami alert, and il he grows during the next three weeks as he has grown in the last he will he ablo to control tho delegation at St Louis. There is uu undercurrent in favor ol fiencrnl Hancock; hut if the delegation sup ports him il will only bo becauao they can agree upon no one else. THK MCMOCHACY APATnKTIC. On* of the queer things ol ih'is preliminary canvass fa that uiosi ol the dvtnocrais think more ol republican tactics than ol their own. In ?ouie places it ia next to Impossible lo induce ihem to talk politics at all. In Philadelphia the Centennial takes precedence over everything else. At l'oilsville the "Moily Maguires 1 are the subject, of universal remark. At Chambers burg the ease of Holland, the bank robber, is Ihu ab sorbing topic, and nt Harnsburg "Don" Cameron's a;iponitment to the War Oftlce inspires universal re joicing,''irrespective of patty.'' The republicans are more enthusiastic, because they count ii|ion carrying Ihe Stale; but the result ai Cincinnati will stir up tho democracy, and it Ib not Impossible thai they will ttud both a plallorm and u candidate. THE POLITICAL WEATHERCOCK. NEWSPAPER WINDS?HENDRICKS IN TUB WKST? THK WHIOB AND BKIRTOW?THE DEMOCRATS AT 8BA?SOUTHERN CONCESSIONS AND PLANS? TILDKN WANTED, BUT NOT LOVED?FAR SOUTH?BLAIXE IN THE WEST?CONKLING AHEAD IN THE EAST?BATARD's STRENGTH. Western newspaper opinion is gaining some defluttc nesi?at least, enonch to show tho quality of Presi dential candidates who must be nominated In order to pleaso the people. The measures of tho Ohio demo crat! are bearing fruit. The Chicago Intrr Oeean, which cannot be accused of leniency toward the demo crats, says that tho indorsement of Allen Is considered adeathknoll to TilJen, and thinks that the nomina tion of a hard-money candidate at Si. Louis would be resented by Ohio. It saya Til. I>KN IS DKAD. Wo gather from this that the Deraocratlo Convention will either disrupt tho party by iho nomination of u man on the one sldo like Tildon or on the other like Allen, or ihoy will finally accept a compromise, and uuite upon one whose views represent no:ther-tho one laction nor ilm other. In such event, nod tho latter course is prabable, who is the coming man of the de mocracy 1* As if in answer to this question the Indianapolis Aries, au independent paper, says that so bitter will bo the tight at St Louis, and so indisposed the two fac tions to surrender to each other, that, lor the sake of haviug any candidate at all, they trill choose a nega tive man. It says HENDRICKS IS THK COM 150 MAX. The instruction ol Ohio delegates to vote for Rise up-Alien lor President will help Mr. Hendricks. With u rag baby candidate on one band and a hard mocey canuidato on the other ihe chances of a compromise candidate are improved. The democrats are becoming more and more sensi tive to this fear of a factional light at 3k Louis. The South Is willing to make auy sort of concessions for poace. The opinion U growing that the democratic parly cannot adord to go bel'oro tho country witn a strong platform or a very positive man. The Balti more American, an able republican papor, is convinced that the democratic party is very much at sea, and this is by no manner of means an auspicious fashion of en tering in tho campaign. Wbfcn the democrats assem ble in St. Louts there is likely to be a confusion in their Nntional Convention that may only be compared to the discordauce which prevailed at Charleston In 1800 and lead to the breaking up of the party. Notwithstanding llie generous ofTers of the Southern democrats to givo everything to tho choice of the North, the old ante-wnr political spirit Is at work. The politicians are wishing for power. Their offers ol abnega tion aro shrewd and display political wisdom. Virginia clatAS to hold the balance ol power AT ST. Lot'IS. Her politicians are working bard for Tilden. Their personal dislike of the man amounts almost to con tempt. They bate him because they have a sincere political regard lor Bayard and an bonest affection lor Hancock, and because Tilden Is the only man with whom tlicy may hope to* win. If they choso a North ern democrat ol their' own political liking they would perhaps choose Tburman, but they consider him prac tically out of the race. The Chicago Times, summar ising tuo situation. Indorses tbu now by saying The Southern domocrats appear to bold very diverse views on the residential question. The Louisville Courier- Journal is wording zealously lor Tilden, and many minor journuls, including the Charleston A>w? and Courier, are inclined to follow its lead; but the Richmond Enquirer ami some other lulluooiiai papers oppose him quite us zealously. Tlio first choice of .-'ou aior Lumir and the better class of ex-Con federates is probably May aril, of Delaware, but those wbo prefer to sacrifice everything for tne sake of success In me elec tion aro working lor Tilden. Ujyard, on account ol hi* Slate rights views, his Southern sympathies and Ins aristocratic origin, is naturally a luvorite among the Southern leaders; but ihuse very qualification* ui ike him a weak candidate in the North. I ha conclusion is gaining ground that Tilden is the only man who can get the nomination, and the only man who stands a chance ot being elected alter bo is nominated. As iar south as licorgia there is a strong sentiment against Tilden bocause bo Is considered as a machine candidate. The papers thore say that if the Kuat is to have tbe candidate Bayard ought to bo nominated. Ho is considered aia man whose accomplishments and charactcr aro not unlike thoso of Couklmg, who is be coming very strong among the republicans ol Georgia and Florida. 1 he Augusta (Ua.) Sentinel gives new cur rency to tbe gossip that Southern newspapers are be ing subsidized in tbe interest of a loading dsmocratio candidate. There is again considerable talk in tbe Soeth about tbe rovivul ortho whig party. Tho conservative party of Virginia is said to bo really tbe whig party unwilling to venture on the whig name or to boid tbe demoorntle nam a Tbe border States bave TUB WHIG MIMRIT, but the North does not seem to appreciate tho move ment. The Springllcld Republican, however, says ot It:? Scattered through the Western and Southern States there are a good many thou ands of old w bigs wbo ? have been acting and voting with the democracy under protest. *'l lam ihesu whigs, notably at the South, liuve showed an incroaMUg restlessness at tbe distaste ful association and impatience 10 escape front It. The nomination ol Bristow Would givo them their cbanca lie is "their son." Ho comes of stanch Kentucky whig stock. His lather was tho trusted friend of Henry Clay. As between him and a dyed in-tbe-wool Silas Wright democrat like Mr. T.ldou a pretty largo percemoge ol the former whigs would have to wrestle mightily with themselves before they could vote for tbe democrat. In the West thefe is considerable KXTHcniAMX ovmt hi.aisk. ? The St. Lonls Globe-Democrat says of tbe Illinois re publicans:? Although no Instruction* were given. It Is univer sally unucrstood that tho great majority of tbe dele gation are lor ltlaine, and the delegates at large were chosen with that distinct understanding The Blalno I lowing could not restrain itself Wbeu licveridgo drew 1 the portrait ol the national standard-bearer, but called { out at once tho name of tlio original. It would have i been easy to have s cured an instruction, but the Con tention wisely abstained from Insisting on it, l>eing content with merely lulHIIlog its utmost doty. Ilmt it lias done this well no ono will doubt who reads the pro ceedings and resolutions. In Illinois to-day republl- j f anism is not divided by any tariff differences or cur- ? roncy issues, nor is it distracted by sell-asserting I reformers. It is crystallized Into an opposition to tho ex-Coniederaie ascendancy, and tho republicans are willing to light ttto battle on that ground. The Ctlca Obnerver, a strong democratic Journal sug gests that rOMKLIMi's rXYIRLDI.XU KATIRB, instead of tinning him, on the oontrsry, combined with his Sdelity to those who serve him well, rouses his followers to a higher pitch of enthusiasm tbaa ! mere sentiment could produco. It goes on to suggest that Mr. Roborts might be promised tho nomination for Congress, and that In the State Conkling's mends could pick up tho venerable Genefal Dit or the di-satislled Mr. Curtis or the unobjectionable Mr. Wheeler, and mako hnn their candidato lor Governor. Before the canvass had t ro grossed far it would be discovered that the republican oppoeitiou 10 Senator Conkling bad melted away, l.'iral pride, State pride, power, organization, would [ all contribute to bia strength. Tdo Chicago Tribune Bays, positively, that Conk ling hue no strength Meal ol tbo Alieghauies, bat tb?* Divine baa been hurt by'Grant's strategical move in Pennsylvania. This la probably a Tribune argument for Hriatow. In Maryland the domocrata have broken away from j the control of Pinkner White, who waa In fkvor of i Thurumn. Governor Tllden ta not a lavorite. Hen 1 dricks la In no eatectn. While cbaoa reigns in tbo | democratic runka the tendency is toward Uayard. If ; Maryland unliea ber forces for him the strength o( the argument that be cornea Irom the little State of Dela ware will be conaidernbly broken. The sentiment of the two State* la wry much the same. EFFECT OF THE CABINET CHA.NGE8. Syracuse (N. V.I Courier:?"Donald Cameron, o( Pennsylvania. the now Secretary ol War, may have some qualidcaiiona lor the olllce, but ibe country la Ignorant of them. Ho la the son of bia father, who still holds the polltiea of Pennsylvania In bis grasp. The Senate basienod to couflrm all tho no mi uationx." Elizabeth (N. J.) Herald:?"In the midst of all tbo perplexing peculiarities of tbo administration there la only ono matter of public congratulation, and that is that it rapidly approacbea dissolution. Tbe Investi gations of llie House have effectually killed off ibird termlsm, and with the array of candidates upon both ?ides we foel conscious that oar condition will be bene fited, whoever may bo elected. Tbo watebword of tbo Greeley campaign, 'anything to beat Grant,'was not an unmeaning jargon, but the earnest sentiment of those who lelt the danger of trusting their rights and privileges to the whim of au arbitrary, reckless execu tive." New Brunswick (X. J.) Iff raid:? "Grant bus been woaK enough to disgust and dishearten bia party all over tbo country by not wailing lor this uncertain chance. It is Grant's last kick at tbo republican parly. It Is also a strong and bold move by Grant lit the Cotik ling Interest, and he shows plainly whom tno adminis tration is to push ai Cincinnati. Several reccut ap pointments of Grant have looked that way, but now the niatk is thrown oir and Grant boldly proclaims that he will push Conkiing into bis own seat If be can." Harrisburg (Pa.) Patriot:?1"It Is about time now to take down the llartranlt blind on the Presidency. Holding tbo fifty-eight votes trom Pennsylvania in hia fisl, Mr. Cameron bus secured his coveted Qosillon in the Citbinot in advanoe, and there is no luriber need of tho blind. The bargain having been struck nothing further remains but to deliver the consignment." Norrlstown (Pa.) Herald:?"Tho conlerring upon Mr. J. Donald Camoron. of this State, the honors of the War Office Is thought to have a groater political signifi cance. The Prosideni has not always shown Pennsyl vania that attention circumstances would seem to do niunil. But belter late than nevor. Cotigresi did a Just act to a worthy servant whon It expunged from its rocords tho vole censuring General Cameron as Secre tary of War. The present appointment of tho son to the sumo honorable position is continuation by tho President ol ihU act of Congress, at tbo samo time it secures the services of one second to none for integrity and executive ability." Hartford Timet:?"Don Cameron's appointment means business The President no longer talks his preference prlvatoly?his aid of Conkling for tbo noxt President is now open and freely declared. By the ap pointment of Don Cameron to the War Office be secures lor Conkling the important financial and other aid of old Simon, the corruptionist, and the whole Pennsyl vania railroad and banking 'ring.' " Boston Transcript:?"This game of baying up a dele gation by a Cabinet position may look well on paper, yet It Is easily blocked. A Presidential nomination gained throush such means would simply insure the defeat of tbo nominee and ol tbo party. If tho selec. tlon of Don Cameron as Secretary of War has no such significance and does not bear Dead Sea fruit at Cin" cinnati then Mr. Conkling Is singularly unfortunate at present in having bm name connected with the move ment. Tbo coarse of the Pennsylvania delegation will now be narrowly watched." Hartlord (Conn.) J'ost:?'?The course of tho Senate in confirming this comparatively unknown and inexperi enced man without tbo usual reference is so sharply In contrast with its aotion In tbo case of Mr. Dana as Justly to subject that body to harsh oriticism. Mr Dana was so woll known to tbo whole country, and hia fituess for the English mission was so universally recog nized, that the Senato might bare been excused for confirming him oat of hand; bat the cautious Senators sant bis nomination to a committee, which contrived to get into a personal controversy with the nominee, the result of which was that Mr. Dana waa rejected to appease the wrath of the committee," Klmira (X. Y.) Advirtiter:?"Rag money and Bill Allen bave slain Tllden oat West." Pittsburg Gaiette:?"We assume, therefore, that tbe Caraerons are too shrewd to enter Into a combination that will barm their own candidate, and hence think that there la either no combination at all, or none hurtful to Blaine. In tho meantime we Joolc for a brilliant career on the part of Mr. Cameron aa Secretary of War." Philadelphia Sorth American:? "President Grant has advocated measures which if carried out would have given a now impulse to tbe general progress. But Con federates, democrats and liberate combined to obstruct those meaauros, while they have proposed no measures oftlietrnwn. Men can see plainly the grand future marked out by the republican policy, but thoy ran ace nothing but Imbecility and inaction as tho result of democratic rule. It is a policy of weakness, or Inca pacity, of dlaintegration, ot Impoverishment, of retro grossion, of helplessness." St. Louis Timet:?"John Logan, tbe Great Se cluded, has been heard from at last. He dropped in on President Grant at tho White House to inquire whether there was anybody there who would mourn for Imogen, and was inlormed that the administration bad aa much as it could do to mourn lor Itself." Philadelphia DiiUrtin :?"Surprise and satisfaction were alike lolt and expressed by all honest and Intelli gent republicans yesterday at tho announcement of the changes mado by the President In his Cabinet." Philadelphia North American :?"There seems to bo almost universal belief in the opinion expressed by us yesterday tbat President Crant looked' upon the ap pointment of Mr. Don Cameron as a long stride In the direction of Mr. Coukliug's success at Cincinnati. On all sides tho personal fitness of Mr. Cameron seems to be conceded." MTTBAT HtLHTBAD OX OEAKl's LAST MOVE. [From tho Cincinnati Commercial, May 23.] Tbe President's new appointments indtcato that tho poor man is of opinion tbat ho can cause tbe nomina tion of Conkllng at Cincinnati. The Pennsylvania delegation is notoriously for sale, and the President has bought it by a Cablnot appointment for bis frienu Conkling, who won his heart completely by "vindi cating" blm when Charles Sumner attacked him. Bon Cameron is Simon Cameron's sou. He Is a younger edition ol Simon, not much revised or im proved, and i? said to be richer than bis lather, and even a bolder and harder manager of railroads and political conventions. His riches accumulated rapidly during tbe w.>r, not only while Simon waa Secretary ol War, but afterward. Morton's Irlends, according to Ben. * Alex, 's Timet, have the vanity to claim that "tbe President has not strirtly observed a promise made not to show any preference in tbe Presidential contest between Morton Mid Conk ling.". Am neither Conkltng nor Morton is a j Presidential possibility?as neither of them can by any chance i>.? nominated by the Cincinnati Conven tion, and either wonld lie crushlngiy beaten il nomi nated?tho Jabber of exultation on one hand and of j discontent on the other is preposterous and ludicrous. | General Schenck's salary as Minister to Kngland ceased yesterday, and we are not able to discover that hi* promised vindication before the Congressional ! Committee of Investigation has helped him to any i happier compensation. Ha retires. Mr. I'lcrreponi j is a gentleman who will be a creditable representative j of our country in Knalano. Grsnt loimcd for him so mo years ago one ot bia strongest personal attach ments, and ? has been nominating him lor something whenever sn opening occurred. Mr. Pierreponi'a lile waa for some months made a burden to bim by Charles Nordboll's despatches to the Naw Yokk Hshai.d, relating to bis conduct as Attor ney General in tho Kabcock case. ft will be romembered that Pinrrepont wanted to re view the testimony against Bahcock heforo the Grand Jury, to aee whether tbero was anything that would warrant so solemn an event as the indictment of the President's private secretary; but liristow stopped this 'unprecedented Intermeddling. Then Pierrep<>ut wrote his celebrated circular to district attorneys, the amount of which was that no guilty witness should es- j rape, and Babeock stole II Irom tho President and gave it to his lawver, who bad it printed in the Chicago , Timet. But Mr. Pierrepont is not understood to have meant any harm by this, and, as we have said, he is a particular personal friend of tba President. Ho has ; magnificent black side whiskers, seven or eight lac he a to length, thus boating John Bull at his own game-and 1 be owe taught school In Uhlo. | The l'realdeut bas cloarly bad an resort ment ot per. . sonal motives In making the appointment* " J' * day Mo ha* desired, as always lo do, ?oDieili n? handsome lor l'lerr?pont?at the name 1 Connlmg, and to give old Pennsylvania a Chan Cabinet. Of Course Don Cameron eoildn l M All ?r nev General, for he t* not a lawyer, and real J 7 | knows bow lo run railroads and convuu"? i fore the transfer of Ju.ltfe Taft was ?",,e",rT? H lucK.r tliat the change was agreoable lo lb" gives him a held ol more oongenlal labor and arji* r usefulness. And then tho unregBiierato element lu luo Cabinet pick* up a atom recruit. ,,..?i? .nit Simon Cameron's rfttp is lull. J} . proUablv literally. Tho whirhuig ol time has placed in the War Department, wbloti he wa* requested by Mr. Lincoln to i?av(\ in i??rl because In* **(,n *ttH : too many fat contract, ibe aou blm.elf-Simon's own j Don. ______ POLITICAL NOTES. Now Beuford (Mans.) .lffrmry.-"We think the President, If ho ban any sonsu of humor, must be t amused at the |>olliical siguiOcance which the Washing- j ton quidnuncs attach to his rocent appointments. There was a vacancy in the Knglnh million. He could not have made a better appointment than Mr. I'terro pont, distinguished as a lawyer, ot high character, One talents ana ample wealth." Wilmlugton (Del) Herald:?'' In war Grant was astern ofliccr, slow In action and generally successful in his movements; but wl.olher ho will prove so In pohl'cal manoeuvre remains to be seen His recent combination to overthrow Uiaine certaluly had tho eflect of sturt llng the country, and looked as though Grant In poli tics, as In war. was a very strategic loader." Worcester (Mass.) .Spy:?"Bayard Is most likely to gain by this breakdown of Tilden. Many others be sides Jujtgo Church will bogin to regard him as a strong candidate, ana when It shall be seen that tho 'rag baby' light has slaughtered Hendricks, Thurman, Hill Allen and Tilaen, all parties may bo ready to adopt Bayard, without asking questions." ltirhtnond Enquirer:?"In Bayard wo have the only compromise mall who Oils the measure of statesman abtp demanded by the times. He can get us large a vote lu Now York as Tliden, as |rge a vole In l'enn ?ylvania as Hancock, us large a Ivote In Indiana as Hendricks, and a larger vote in Connecticut anu Now Jersey than either of the other prominent candidates. Tho South will be a unit In bis support and with un paralleled enthusiasm. With Bayfcrd at the head or tho ticket defeat is out of the question." Baltimore ?aje?c.-"Tnere seems to be some doubt ?? to tho ability ol Senator Cameron to deliver tho Pennsylvania delegation to Mr. Conkling at Cincinnati. This is all nouseuso. The Nostor of the republican party never undertakes to do anything which he can not perform. If ho snys Pennsylvania's voto in the Convention will be east lor Mr. Conkling, why It wilL That ho can elect Mr. Conkling IB entirely a dinereut affair. But ir he has mado tho bargain to give those fifty eight votes lo the New York Senator they will bo given. Only tho Blaine men pretend to doubt his i ability in ihiB respect" St. l.ouis Timet:?"Fernando Wood may bo strtctlv honest In his belief that Judge Davie would prove sn acceptable candidate to tho democracy, but ho should httvo acquainted hlmselt somewhat moro familiarly witl\ the drift of democratic sentiment in tho Went be .foro Allowing his disgust with New York politics to get so much the bettor of his discretion." Spring Hold L'mon:?"General Hancock is a good enough tellow, but the fact that he Is a mllitarv man is against his availability. We doubt If even Sherman, groat as Is his popularity, could carry the country this year, so profound and general Is tho leohng that wo don't wont any more soldier Prcsldonts Just at present, if over. Eight years ago tho popular leeling wason tlrelv different" Chicago Ptot and Mail .-?"The latest and largest estimate of Brlstow's strength comes from the Cincin nati Commercial, which predicts that he will have from 10ft to 175 votes on tho flrst ballot, and will gain on each suDsoqucut ballot until ho gets the nomination. J If ho Is not nominated tho Commercial would not bo surprised to soe tho Oght narrowed down to Hayes and I Washburno." Philadelphia Herald.-?"President Grant, it seems, has just discovored tho oxlstonce ot Pennsylvania, and ?o captivated is ho with tho State's solid merits that ho showers honors upon her thick and Ihst. hx-Siate Senator ltutan, tho editor of tho Beaver Radical, and one of the sirongost backers of tho Cameron dynasty, has been nominated to bo Consul ut Florence. Wo havo rumors that other federal appointments aro to como along this way, and ir they pan out wo Bhall bo abun dantly thanktul." Pittsburg Commercial .-??Bayard begins to loom In place ol Tildeu. Tho former wus a llttlo moro pro nounced than tb* laltor in his opposition to tho war." Cecil (Md.) Democrat .-"But tho repeated exhibition ol the superiority of trained skill over reckless valor In nominating conventions ought to warn tho anti-Conk lingites that the Wlnnobano chief, when ho sots out to win voto. lor strange services, is a fearful demoralizer, and may win tho battle from the strong-. Betting men mavJudiciously takoConkling 'against tno Held.'" Washington (D. C.) 7W?pram.-"Don Cameron Secre tary of War 1 What a warrior! What a man, too, lor the bead of* department I Wo read of tno visiting of the sins of the lather upon the son, but here tho sins ot the lather, the old Secretary of War, and of tho son, the new Secretary of War, aro visited upon tho whole people." Delaware State Journal:?"Wo have further evi dence oi ib? growing favor with which l(r. Bayard Ic regarded as a candidate of tho democratic party for President. Wo are confident that the- great ma jority of the people of this State will join u* in re joicing at every evidence of the probability of hia noml nation, for tho peoplo of both parties here recognize hi* ability and pergonal worth, and even thorns who would fcol constrained by their political principles to vote against him lrunkly fay that II a democrat is to'be elected at all they would rather that democrat should be Mr. Bayard. And, in tho name of common seine, why not? Wo can conceive of plenty of reasons whr the republican* of Delaware should feel bound to voto against his election, but not of a single one why they should regret his nomination." iloafon Globe:?"Bayard, of Delaware, Is looming up bigger and bigger daily, Mr. Tiiden. He may be, alter all, tho Black Horse." Boston AdrrrtUer:?" Wo do not agree with lho?o who proclaim that Mr. Brlstow Is the only ropuhllcan who etui save the party; hut wc are willing and glad to express our faith in his fidelity and our appreciation of his signal service* to ibe party and the country." Boston Pott:?"The Amorican people never wit nessed such a sceno before as is to-day cnactcd wholly within t4)P lines of the republican party, thai party which by Its cry for reform confesses to the fact ot having made it so Bcceasnry. In other days, which have usually been referred to with an affectation of su pe'riority, If not of contempt, by tho republican Jour nal*, the exposure of a Presidential aspirant 10 tho im putation of having sought the nomination by personal efforts wonld have been enough to dispose of his hopes permanently. Wltat remedy Is therefor suoli a mor tifying ststo of things but to npset and cast away the party within which these practices are not even a cause of surprise ? It is not necessary to say anything about tho republican party's policy or promises so long as this ! is the spectacle which is the best show It can make of , its cbaraeler." Dover (Del) Sentinel:?"All the Indications point to i tho nomination ot Governor Tilde:) at St. Louis. He , will certainly be the winning horse If tho frfeads of Horatio Seymour do not stab him in the back. Tllden's danger Is In Seyirtonr." * Worcester (Mn.<s ) Prmt:?'"li Brlstow a skilful diplo matist? We Have no assurance that ho is; and, if not, he Is dot the man to be vostsd with the responsibility | which snob an emergency would create. We might go through the list of qualillcaiions and ask like questions I concerning each of thom; and the answer in each case I would be that Dristow is an honest man, but further than that no man can speak. Bristow Is one of j Grant's discoveries, the ssmo as Belknap is." .St. I'sal (Minn.) Pioneer Jtet*:?"The appointment of Don Cameron will go a great way to destroy the salu- | tary influences peiming from these tutor and bettor ; appointments. It Is a relap?e from the higher and j purer spirit of Grant's later administration to tlist low ; plane of political morality which was reprcseuicd In its earlier phases by Delano and Richardson and Williams snd Belknap. And the time was Ill-chosen for this Mow struck by tho President In the face of reform and of the reform elements of the republican party." Wilmington,(N. 0.) Journal:?"Wo arc for the strong* est man, wo care not what he may be called, whether Tildsn or Hendricks or Bayard or Tbwrman, or any ! other name that gives assurance of a true man and a good democrat In the coming Presidential campaign we desire first ol all to promote our own good. Suc cess la what ws seek, bscaaso sicccni means salva tion." BRISTOW AS A SOLDIER. WHAT HIS CHAPLAIN BATS ABOUT HIM?A BRAVE, Jt'BT, I'NHKIJISH, VPBIUHT GKNTL* MAK. [Her. George K. Pentecost, of Boston, in 8prlngfleld (Mam.) Republican, May 27.] EilOWH HIM WKI.I.. I h?ve known Mr. Hristow somewhat intimately for year*, ft w?* my good fortune to be bin intimate friend aud companion during the war, we having served together in the same r?.*uuo?>ni (llio Eighth Kentucky cavalry) bo as a lieutenant colonel ami colonel and 1 as chaplain. Aa I have said, my acquaintance with him was both Intimate and ' onlideutial. We messed to gether, rude together?indeed were aide by side much ol the lime, both In the camp and in the Held. 1 bavo been the guest of hid home, and known somewhat lu timately hia private ah well a* hu public llle. (Since tbe war I have watched hit cireur with more than ordinary lutorcst, lor the reason that I have ever lelt that be waa destined in time to bo called to high, it not the highest public trust in tho gift of llio u.uion. Im mediately upon his appointment to the Treasury Depart inent 1 remarked to some friends that that appointment would be bis virtual nomination to tho Presidency. I trust my prophecy will provo to have been true. A TKUKOK TO KVII.-OOKKN. During the war be waa ever the terror and dread of dishonest sutlers, contractors and all trilling and in compotent officer*. In the administration of his regi ment and the various posts that were at different times under his command, "rings" ol .all kinds wero "dashed to pieces liko a potter's vessel," and corrup tion lied before him like log boloro the nun. No matter who was guilty?ho It friend or foe?he was In stantly called to an account. He never relaxed the severity of law for bis chosen fr.ends, I call to mind at this moment a trilling breach of discipline while on a march by myself?I believe it waa tailing out ol line?and, notwithstanding the intltnary or Ircndship between us, 1 was placed under arrest, he remarking to me that my pouitiou made the oiIciir* all the more Inexcusable. SVbat might be overlooked in a private could not hi in an olln er. Always prompt and even impulsive in administration, he was seldom swsvod t?y anger, though lie is of a somewhat quick and pas sionate temperament. BRISTOW AMU TUK I'BIVATK. He was as severe with himself as with others. I re member ouco ho bad, in a moment of h.iKto, admin istered a 'severe blow to a re I raolory soldier who re fused prompt obedience to a command, lie wis right in administering discipline, but ho was wrong in tho method. .So deeply did he lament it that hu came to mytontlhe night afterward and held a long consulta tion iih to bow he might repair the personal wrong dono to the soldier w ithout weakening tho moral inlluence of the discipline. 1 believe bo alterward sought out the soldier and muds some personal apology lor his haste and for iho method ol bin discipline. It is need less to say that all his olllcers respected htm, though some feared, and the mon ull loved him. WOUI.DN'T ASK HOIt I'ROUOTIOX. There was a lime when be might Imvo had a brig adier general's commission for the asking. Other olllcers in the brigtido and division wore working d iy auil uight lor these houors. I said to him ono day: "Colonel, why don't you go lor that commission? You know you can have M lor the asking." His ncply was:?"Parson, I went Into the war for the light aud not for tho Honors. I am stlisflod that I can do as good service at tho bead ol tills regiment as I oould with a brigadier general's commission. It will Ihj Uiiio enough lor me to take higher riink wneu tho necessity ol tho service calls for it." ilo was almost morbid about doing anything that wonld ever have the appear-, ance ol'sclf-Kccking. It Is not surprising that nc Is now making himself conspicuous in attending to tbe afl'nirs id his department rather tlun looking after State delegates to Cincinnati. If he is ever nominated and elected others will have to do It for htm. A UTTLW IM'ltlKNT. Ills personal integrity in the lo.tst matters was con spicuous to them that knew him intimately. For Instance, wbon wo wore on tho "Morgan raid," our horses were giving out, and tbe order went out for officers and men to impress what horses they needed, ami field olllcers wore authorized to receipt for thorn at $160 per head. Ono day Colonel Bristow-'s horse gave out, and bo was forced to take a horse for himself. Instead of giving a government rocolpt for $160 he bargained with tho tnan for bis liorso at a lair price, and gavo blin his personal note, payable at thirty or sixty rtnys. I was at his sido at tho time, end said"Why did you not give a government receipt? Tlio olllcers wore authorised to do so as woll lor themselves as for the men." Ho replied:?"The government requires that officer* fur nish their own horses. 1 have no right to make tho government pay lor my horse; certainly not as long as I nil pay lor it mysell. Aud 1 have no right to take a man's horse an'i .;ivo bun less thnn its value simply because 1 have tbe powor to do so. " DOKSB'T KNOW HOW TO HK tUHItOXKBT. It is not surprising that Colonol Hristow Is able at onco and effectually to meet all charges that aro trumped up against him. These little eiacks in bin personal and privato life let a groat deal of light In upon his character. 1 might multiply such incident* illustrating the sterling Integrity of the man almost in - dellnitcly. Bone men are honest because it Is tho best policy, but he Ib honest because bo knows not to bo otherwise. I have never hail the leust luar that any of the charges brought against him would slick. At the battle ol Fort Donaldson a shell exploded above bie bead, and the concussion knocked him from his horse. He was stunned for a while, b^t Boon demonstrated that his wound was at least twelve foot above his head. This waa the nearest the enemy ever got a shot home upon him, and I am sure that liis political enemies will never do better oxecution. CHANGES ON THE WORLD NEWS PAPER. Lock port (N. Y.) Union:?"Tho Vew York World la changed hands has becomo a vigorous Journal. It starts o(T with tho evident determination to find out the democratic sentlraont of the State. Tho editor of the Interviewing department opened business at Albany on Wednesday last. Chtof Just loo Church, Krastas Corning and Lieutenant Governor Dorsheimer being the flrst to attract his attention." Correspondence Rochester (N. Y.) Democrat and Chronicle:?"Mr- Hurlbert la ono of the peculiar characters ol the metropolitan press. Ho was not brought up to the Bohemian life ol New York, but camn from the South with a repu tation already achlevod. Perhaps the ease of Soutn ern life may have bad an influenee in giving him that finish which is seldom attained un der tho pressure or New York Journalism. Mr. Hurlbert is a bachelor on the wrong side ol Ally, and may plead in extenuation of his fault such bad examples an (ioldnm-th, Thomson (ol 'Tboj Sea sons'), SirJosbua Reynolds, Lord Macau lay, Washing ton Irving and other brilliant men. He is fond or club llie, and may safely l?e pronounced a ton vivanl, though not one ol excetiirs character. Ho writes on a wide variety or subjects, and is so peculiarly constituted that ho prelers to work on several artlclos at once. This requires a mental process not eiislly described, but I may sa.v that no man has ever been on the press ol tins city who wroto just line Hurlbcri. He is a Journalistic idiosyncrasy, whoso valuo Marble saw at an early day, and waa nover disappointed iu his estl tnata " ItufTiilo (V. Y.) <"flnrier:?',\ Western paper alludes to the act i tint. William Henry Hurlbert, of tho World. Is 'Frank Forrester, tho well known writer ou field sorts.' " Correspondence Hartrord Timet:?"His successor, Mr. Hurlbert, is also held in high esteem. Hn ha* been known for many years as ono of the most brilliant writers on tho American press, and In personal popu larity he is not outranked by any man In New York. He is a great favorite in the clubs aud in socicty, stands in high repute ax an authority on almost every sooM and eihlcal subject, and can dtxplny an astonishing amount ol erudition on even the shortest notice. Of course Ins political views are stanch ly democratic, ! though ho has never hitherto nad occasion to present ' them in any lorctble mauncr to the public, his specialty I ax an editorial writer on the World being rather tbe j questions which interest social and literary circle* than ' tli'iHo connected with politic*. It i* not likely that he j will ever lie a fining partisan, his character being rather mild and'easy lor thai; but he,can hn thoroughly ! in earnest, and no doubt he will render faithful service ? III Iiis now position. The stafl remains the same as It was under Mr. Msrble, with Mr. Schuyler an managing editor, and thu general character of the paper will, of course, be unchanged." ' THE JOLLY OLD SEA DOG. "Old Bill Hammond," now In the Tombs, has long been noted as a thief and swindler. He was formerly a pic kpocket, and then bought property stoleu by river thieves. Finally, he went into tbe bond business and became a general swindler. While locked up In Lud ow Street Jail on a charge of swinging he gave four forged bonds to a prisoner about to be released, in struciing him to dispose of them. One of tbe bonds ! wan sold to a junk dealer, who in tarn attempted to I dispose ol it in Brooklyn. He was arrested and sent I to the l'onitcntiary at Crow Hill. In addition to the complaints made br Mr. Baxter, the farnltttra mer- I chant, and by Mrs. Dutusday, on which Ham- | mond is now committed, new ones are pour- I ing In every day. On Saturday Mr. Michael I Myer, a dairyman, ol Na 2.V2 llank Stri ct, Newark, j N. J., called at the Tombs anJ informed Warden Quinn >hat he, in company with many others, had been vic timized by Hammond, who, in 1M74, resided In Newark and gave bis name as Captain John J. Hammond, of tbe Whito Star line. Mr. Myer said that Hammond had obtained from him a horse and eow valued at fSWO. He also swindled Mcl'ermott A Luckner, ftirniiuro dealers, of Uroad street. Newark, oat ol furniture worth $800; Frederick Weisert, of Liliostreet, Newark, ol 4 team 01 horses and a w^igon valued ut |5A0, and Mr. Andrew Bruckner, of Newton, N. J.,of a team of horses valued at #?oo. Warden Quinn brought Mr. ! Myer Inside tho prison to see Hammond. The latter :<t 1 llrst pretended not to recognise Mr. Myer, bat finally owned up and said that If Myer would say nothing bis wife would sell some property she owned in Washing ton snd repay the money out of whlsh he had swindled htm. THE BEIIGEN TUNNEL EXPLOSIOK COKCLCBIOK OF THIS INVESTIGATION?STUB" BOUW AND KELCCXANT W1TNKIWKH. JuUlce Keese, of the Kirnt District Police Conrt, Hi Jersey City, h i* concluded bis investigation into the cause or the rendrock explosion on Hergen Hill. Il? luunil nrwil dilhculty in teuuring the attendance ul witnesses, ua wull an in eliciting satisfactory replies to questions put by him to tiie tunuel laborer* Patrick Stanton, onu of the leader* of the gang of strikers, who is under bonds Tor intimidating the workmen, at flntl re I used to answer any question, and denied ? he right ol the Justice to investigate the cast at ulL When lie w.i* informed tint he would lx consigned to a cell for his i?riin;iciiy lie yielded. When asked uliout the striko he said that it was no businc* or tho Court to Inquire into it. Ho wan allowed time for a definite re ply, and he reluctantly aiioiltted that there *js i atriKe, but denied that ho hud anything to do with it, when it wai: well known be was a loader in it. He ad mitted that he belonged to a society, but stubborulj auded that that hud nothing to do with the matter. Several witnesses were examine I, all or whom testified that the rendro< k powder would not oxplode except when exploded In a curtain wuy?with a cap and (use. Goorge Burnt, the mm who hud charge ol tin' maga zine up to lour day* before the exploaiou, testified that his buhiii' Ms win lo give out the cartridges, keep un ac count ot them and render the seme monthly to Mr. VIo Andrews; to keep up the supply of powder, and, in fact, to tuko full charge ol tho magazine and Its con tent*. lie said that when ho left that employ ment there were seventeen kegs of rendrock powder, several kepi* of mica powder, u simi lar substuuee. aud thirteen or fourteen keg* ol common blasting powder in tho magazine. lu other words, there were 1,700 pounds of rendrock, about 1,;J'>0 pounds or blasting and perhaps .'100 or 400 pounds of miei powder in ibe m.ifaslne when It ex ploded. Mr. Bums testified that the powder could not explode spontaneously. Mr. Varuey, an expert, stated that the powder could not be exploded unless by it percussion cap. When asked his opinion us io the cause of the explosion, he replied, ??Why, thoro cau be only one opinion about it; it is impossible ihat it could explode accidentally, so It mui-t have been done by design." Several ol the tunnel laborers, when asked if they believed the explosion lo be the result ol uceldent or design, would not give any opinion. Others stated that it was tho result of accident, but could givo no reason tor their belief, Peter McGovern, one ol tho blasters in tho tunnel, said that several kinds of powder wore used, but they were mude of the same ingredients otilv in diilorout proportions, nitro glycerine aud au absorbent, the latter homg common black powder Ho said ho once hud seventeen or eighteen cartridges laid betorn a lire which ho hud built on a rock, and ono of them caught lire, and ho plcicod it up and threw It away. He further stated that rendrock was the safest powder to use in nun ng operations. Chief ot Polioc Champney has obtained no evidonce of a satisfactory charm ter on tho subject, although he is still workiug up the case. Tho Kiru Commissioner* have become extremely cautious. An application from tho Culled States 1'owder Company for permission to erect u lactory at Cavan Point was promptly rujoclod. A "SHYSTER" AliltESTED. TIIB LAND 8HAIIKH THAT FRE^UKNT THB roi.ic* COU1ITH AND KOU TUB IGNOBANT. For several weeks past the magistrates sitting at the Kssex Market Police Coi'rt have been annoyed and > ur prised by the operations of a gaug of swindler* who pretend to bo lawyers and victimize poor German women having business at tho court. On the authority of Chiel Clerk Willium Holly tho following porsons are said to bo members of tho gaug:?Ono Kcpper, against whom Judge McAdntu, of the Marino Court, Is about to tone proceedings for obtaining iruudiilcnt orders of urrcst, and Adolph liegeman, formerly a clork In tho Corporation Counsel's otneo, who live* at No. 70 Hestor street. According to the evidonce ol ? Keeper Matthew Daily, of tho prison, and Clerk lleily, tho plan adopted by the swindlers seems to havo been to waylay Herman women whose relatives have lalleii into trouble, aud by representing that they pos sessed influence with "tho Court extort money and never render any tervlco in return. On information turntshed by Mr. lleily u warrant, was issued lor Hege mau's arrest on Saturday afternoon. It was placed in tho hand* of HoundBtuau llarlxjlt, of tho court squad, and Hcgeman was arrested yesterday morning in a saloon in Essex streot. Tho complaint ugainst him ro voals a most hearle.ss case of swindling. OuSoturdnj morning Caroliuo Htrtcs,. aged lourteon, of No. Ill Chrystio street, wo* arrested for throwing ashes on tht sidewalk, and was brought to court. Her mother, Eliz? beth Hlrtes, an Ignorant German woman, went i? see after hor daughter. She was met outside tht court room bv Hcgeman, who represented himseli as a lawyer. He told her that If sho had no one to speak to tho Judge h<-r daughter would be kent to th^ House ot Keluge until she was twenty ono years old. Ho said tho usnal lee wa* $10 but he would havo her daughter discharged lor J6. Mrs. Hirtea gave him (2, all the money she had. liegeman en tered court wailed until tho little girl had boon dis charged by Justice Hixtiy, Ihi ti told her to wait s moment, stepped up to tho desk, nsko I Clerk lleily what the penalty was In cases of violation ol thl Corporation ordlunnres, aud then left court. He wonl to Mrs. llirtes and demanded another dollar as his lee, telllnir her that ho had glvon the $2 to Clork HeilJ to have her daughter discharged. Mrs. Hlrtes said sh? would send the dollar to him. When Justice Aisbj yesterday asked Hegeman what he had to ssy i.e tri?c to beg himseli out or the difficulty. He wis bald let trial in default of $2,600 bail. OBDURATE SARAH MOSES. Sarah Mode*, the young Jewish girl who, oa beln| arrested last Saturday at tbe complaint of Iter fattier, Bernard Moses, of No. 4 Bowery, created sach a seen* In the Tomb* Court, waa brought op before Jostle* Murray yesterday. Her (atber waa In court Sho re fused to go homo, saying that sho would servo twenty year* in State Pr son firut. Ar?or consultation with Judgo Duffy Justice Murray gave her iho choice of (filing to the Hoi,so of the Good Shepherd or to the Penitentiary for six months. Sho elected to go to the House of the Good Shepherd, and was removed to that institution by (Hiker Kierinn. Her father cried bit terly during the progresa of tho examination. "POODLE" MURPHY'S TRICK. The notorious pickpocket Terence Murphy allal Brady wiia arrested at noon on Saturday by Detective Kielly, of tho Central OHlce, and tho subsequent oventi form a most laughable story. Murphy Invariably wears mutton-chop whiskers, from which ho derive* his soubriquet ol "Poodle." Two week* ago Mr. Koliert Stone, a lawyer, of No. 345 Broadway, was robbed of a dimond pin, worth $95, while leaving Booth's Theatre by a man corresponding exactly with Murphy's description. On Saturday Deicctivo Rlolly saw Murphy watching tho New York Couuty hank, corner of Kigiith avmue and Fourteenth stroet, and captured him afterashort thine. He was locked up In Police Headquarters and Ins dinner sent In to lilm, while the detective went to final Mr. Stone. In the in terim lite prisoner, with his dinner knife, succeeded ii editing off his side whiskers, cutting nod scarring hit face in all directions On the arrival of Mr. 8ton* Murphy wis brought out of hi* cell, when his changed sppeuriinro astonished even the detective who arrested him. Mr. Stono could not identify him, and on hi* being arraigned at the Tombs Counsellor Oliver, who had bocn retained by the prisoner's brother, demanded his discharge by Just lee Murray. FIRES YESTERDAY. A lire broke out yesterday afternoon In th? lamp store of Samuel Coleman, at No. .'19 Ludlow street. Before tho flames were extinguished a damage of $60C to tho stock and #200 to tho building was done. Th* loss on stock is fully covered by insurance. The fir* was eauncd by a lighted match falling on some straw and Igniting it. At a quarter past six fire was discovered in the top floor of the live story marblo building No. 577 Broad war, occupied by Thompson, Beera k Co. Pamago, $400. The building waa damaged to a llko amount. DESTRUCTIVE FIRE IN IiROOKLYN. A Or* broke out yesterday afternoon, about font o'clock, In Mr. John s. I.ooinis' moulding and plating mills, at the corner of Baltic and Ncvins streets, South Brooklyn. Tbe flame* spread *o rapidly that It w? necessary to sousd a second and third alarm, bringing out nearly all lb* reserve engines of the Western difr triet. The loss wss about $40,000?$26,000 upon the stock snd machinery and $15,000 on tho build ing. Tho following Is a list of insurances:? German-American, New York, $1,500; Traders' Chi tag11, $1,000; American Central, St. Louis, $2,0o0; Manhattan, #l,6u0; Merchant*', Providence, $1,000; Orient, Hartford, $1,000; Atlas, Hartford, $1,000; Hi. I^ims, $1,000; Union l ire Marine, $1,000; Westchosier, $1,000; Bangor, $1,000; Firuni itt's Fund. $i,00O; Se curity, $1,000; Meriden, $1,000; Connecticut, $1,350; Hartiord, $1,000; Traaer?', $1,000; Home, Newark, $3,.>00; jKtna, $3,000; Paterson. $1,M?; New Vork and Yonkerx, $600; T..le<lo, $1,500; Belief, New York, $ 1.0(g); Bulf.ilo, $1,0"0; Phenlx, Hartiord, $1,500; Koger Williams, $1,000: Franklin, Indisua, $1,000; l.ycoming, $1,500; KqUitable, $1,000; Fahuera', Yoric, Pa.. $1,005; Humboldt, Now Jor**v, $1,006; City, Provi. deuce, $1,006; Insurance Conipmy oi North America, $2,900; making a total ol $42,246. A FALSE IMPRESSION. At a late hour on Saturday night Elizabeth Cunning ham, of No. 11 Navy street, waa' *rre*fed on compfainl of her husband, Henry, who charged her with stabbing him in the side with a knlfa. Tbe charge wa* denied by Elizabeth, and when an investigation was made th* (act was disclosed that Henry,while under the influtnc* of liquor, had iall*n against th* *iore. HI* wif* waa i discharged.

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