Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 29, 1876, Page 6

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 29, 1876 Page 6
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NEW YORK HERALD j BROADWAY Ah D ANN STREET. JAMES GORDON BENNETT, PROl'KlETOH. THE DAILY HERALD, published every flay in the t/?ir. Four cents per copy. Twelve dollara per year, or one dollar per month, lree of pontage. All business, news letters or telegraphic despatches must bo addressed New \ork Hmaia Letters and packages should be properly sealed. Rejected communications will not be re turned. PHILADELPHIA OFFICE?NO. 112 SOUTH SIXTH STREET. LONDON OFFICE OF THE MEW YORK HERALD NO. 4?i FLEET STREET. PARIS OFFICE?AVENUE DE L'OPERA. , Subscriptions and advertisements will be received and forwarded on the same terms i es in New York. VOLUME XL1 NO. 150 AMUSEMENTS TO-NIGHT. WALLACE'S THP.ATKR THE MIOHTY DOLLAK. at 8 P M. William Florence. TONY PASTOR'S KKW THEaTKK. VARIETY, at H 1*. M. _ UNION SQUARE THEATRE. CONSCIENCE. hi H I*. M. C. H. Tb?roe, Jr. PARK "THEATRE. CNCLK TOM'S CAIIIN. at H P. M Mr*. U. C. Howard. BOWERY THEATRE. MAID Of TTIK WARPATH, Ml P. M. 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A Correspondent suggests tlint an expedi ent way of disposing of the surplus of the Alabama money won Id be to return it to England to pay the widows and orphans who were robbed of five millions of dollars through the representations of an American Senator, an American Minister and the accredited financial agent of the American government. The Excise Fabce was noted again yes terday in New York, and proved, so far as preventing the sale of beer and other liquors is concerned, a complete failure. Several arrests were made, but the prisoners wera put under bail lor one hundred dollars and allowed to return to their stores and carry on business as usual. The uptown beer gardens wcro nominally closed, but in reality did as large a business as on any pre vious Sunday. The Assaults on Ma. Blainh in connec tion with his railroad investments might be laid to como from his friends. They are managed with shrewdness and thus far have done him moro good than harm. These manager* aro counting upon the generosity and fair play of the American people, who, whatever tho politicians do, never like foul play or hitting below the belt. II Mr. Blaine is nominated he will owe the honor to the men who have been trying to destroy him. The Theosophio Fcnebal at the Masonic Temple yesterday was, as we expected, a compromise, and exhibited a wishy-washy paganism suggestive of the "maimed rites" given to poor Ophelia. It is too painful a subject to jest upon, but we fear Colonel Oloott and his six assistants in long clothes presented too much for the gravity of the ipectators. The public must deal gently with this amiable weakness, for tho body on which the experiment was made belonged to a man who left his fortune to the society con ducting tho performance, and they were giving him a fail return for his money, which re hope, as they had the trouble of burying bim, they may have the good fortune to get. Remarkable Conditions or Temperature ?xist over the United States which give the extreme Northwest a much greater degree of warmth than that indicated for Southern points. On Saturday St. Mark's, Fla., and Marquette, Mich., had tho same temper iture (seventy-one dogrees), while Duluth, Minn., was six degrees warmer than Vicks bnrg, Miss. These thermal conditions are EavoraYile for tho development of severe thunder storms in the Northwest as well as those terrific tornadoes that uproot trees and demolish substantial buildings. The West ern States and the lake -regions are now ex periencing a barometric fall which always accompanies high temperatures. Wo may therefore look for a change of weather daring the coming twenty-four hours which will be marked by local storms in the Middle and New England States. Thbowino Firrbbandb.?The democratic papers should not be so sensitive in refer ence to the stories altout Speaker Kerr and tho cadetship. Of course no one thinka that the Speaker had anything to do with this or any transaction of a dishonorable character. But our democratic friends should remember that this is a season of datamation and "investigation," and that slmiaeter counts for nothing, except to in lennify the zeal of the investigators and givo point to the imagination of the slanderers. Vfee democrats have availed themselves of this disposition on the part of the people for the ??good of their party." They should not complain now. In a campaign of firebrands it is not is hnman nature to expect the brands to fall ilTurs on on? aid* Later Anpecta of * He <*nv?a??Coak- j llltC *?t?i lUjrca, In a few days the Republican Convention | will decide one of the problems which have j so long perplexed the people?namely, i V hich republican leader in to bear the i republican standard? As the day draws near the air is filled with the notes of war. From every quarter come the sounds of preparation. The Morton enmp resounds with activity. The Indiana Senator develops a strength which we in the I'. iKt are npt to underrate?a positive strength grounded on admiration for high intellectual i governing faculties. So far as the war issues ' have life the campaign of Morton is seri ous. Were he not stricken with an illness which is beyond remedy and which may at any moment terminate the career of one of the boldest and bravest of the de fenders of the Union it would be hard to withdraw the West from his standard. The Blaine camp is alive and noisy, with scouts riiling in all directions and the followers shouting. But care sits on the captain's brow, and somehow the cheers of the fol lowers are like those of Richard's soldiers before the battle of Bos worth field?meant more for the encouragement of the general tlian as an expression of their own confi dence and enthusiasm. Nor can we marvel thot care should darken the brow of the commander, for ho has seen visions of Northern Pacific, Union Pacific, , Texas Pacific, and other ghosts, and not all tho oaths of the much-affirming, glibly swearing Tom Scott can cheer him up. Tho Conkling camp is hushed, but the listener will hear beyond the tramp and chal lenge of sentinels the intimations of steady work. We should be apt to mistake the Bristow camp for one of Moody and Sankey's inquiry meetings did we not know that it was a gathering of saints, spiritual sappers, detectives and Treasury agents, who were beating drums and chanting ballads and inventing slanders in the hope of driving off their rivals. But the trained sol dier sees that before June 14 the "Bristow camp'' will be marched off by the provost guard as a camp nuisance, and sent to the rear with the sutlers and ammunition wagons and laundresses. There is another camp, about which we know littlo, so well is it j guarded. An unknown chieftain holds command there; and some say that, when the day of trial comes, this Great Unknown will be the victorious one?the leader of the party for the next campaign. There are a few straggling camps here and there affecting to support Ilartranft, Jewell and other amiable gentlemen; but they are not considered in the fight except as contin gents who may in a critical moment decide the day. The campaign now lies between Morton, Conkling and Blaine, and as we read the bulletins of each camp wo are surprised at the hope expressed on every side, the con tradictions, the want of information, ^e meet a Blaine soout who tells us that Blaine wins reinforcements every honr, that State after State comes into his swelling columns, and that he will be victorious on the advance. Before we aro through there comes a Morton scout who tells us tlmt the South is for Morton, that Illinois, In diana, Missouri and Ohio mean to stand by the W est all the time, that tho Mississippi "N alley intends at the proper moment to en force its supremacy, and that there is moro manhood in Morton's feeble frame than in all of his opponents combined. The Conk liug scout tells us that Pennsylvania and New York are a unit, that Ohio and New Jersey will come at the whisper, that the South will rally around the Conkling bannor as Boon as that of Morton droops, that the feudal barons of the party?Grant, Carpenter, Logan, Cameron, Chandler?are all for Roscoe, and mean to do stout service i n his name on the eventful day. Every in formant gives his leader a majority, and the only way we can arrive at a conclusion is to carefully weigh nil wo hear and compare tho feverish, clamorous reports of these partisans with our own special sources of informa tion. Looking closclv at the field we think, as matters now stand, that Roscoo Conkiing will bo nominated at Cincinnati. That is the condition of the campaign on this, the seventeenth day preceding the battle. In the first place, Conkiing hns grown ii\ strength ever since the presentation of his name by the Hebau>. Ah a candidate the moro the people see of him the better they like him. The only charge which even envy can make is that he sometimes loses his temper and calls a liar a liar. Well, this was Andrew Jackson's way. Conkiing differs from the smooth, insinuating Blaine as Jack son differed from Van Buren. The charge that Conkling's nomination would mean the indorsement of Grant is answered by the fact that the nomination ot Morton, Blaine, Bristow or even the Great Unknown wonld mean the same thing. Whoever carries the republican banner this fall will carry Grant perched upon it. The administration sup ports Conkiing. The leaders of the Senate, three-fourths of them, are for Conkiing alter themselves. There is scarcely a lending republican among thorn who have lived in Washington for eight years and remain in full communion with the party who does not believe that the true candidate, the man whose nomination wonld mean the most, in that of Conkiing. To nse the eloquent words of that master of style, George William Curtis, "Mr. Conkiing" is "a man ot the highest honor, of gteal and conceded ability, of profound political con viction, of long and ample legislative expe rience, a trained and admirable debater"? "intrepid, upright, able, with a certain chivalric quality which binds his friends very <4osely to him"?and these men all know it. Ho when they are aiiked to choose between such a man as Mr. Curtis here describes and a leader who may die nt any moment, like Morton, or one liko Blaine, whose canvass thus for has been a defence and an apology, they accept Conk iing. And when the Convention of the party come into council the united testi mony of th?*e leaders will have great weight upon the delegates, and especially from the South. New York will stand by her Sen ator. She will support him at Cinoinnati, and whoever goes ftnni this State to repre sent any other opin n t? >ch u the repre sentative of personal ambitions and selfish antagonism*?of a spirit which would de ?troy any party and make representative government impossible. The strength of Conkling is growing. As we have said, the more the people see of him the better they like him. It looked some time since, and it is still possible j among the contingencies of a canvass re- | sponding to many varying moods, that the j Great Unknown wonld come to the front, i that the party wonld escape from the ' solicitations of the prominent leaders, as the | democratic party did when it took Polk and Pierce. That feeling pointed to Mr. Wash burne as the strongest man in the party, stronger even in some negative points than Conkling. We can see now how events might shape themselves so that Washbnrne might still be the nominee. And we have no hesitation in saying that in him the party wonld have an admirable candidate and the country, in the event of his election, a most worthy and competent President Bnt the East has not had a President for fifteen years, and for a better part of that time not even a Vice President. Illinois has had the Presidency for eleven yea rs ont of the fifteen, | and it is thought she should waive her olaims. The sentiment in the West which wonld tarn naturally toward Washbnrne wonld be satisfied with Governor Hayes. For . this reason, therefore?accepting Conkling as the best nomination the republican party can | make?wo think Governor Hayes should be the Vice President. Let Ohio aocept the Vice Presidency for Hayes, and the resnlt would be that three States?New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio?would lead off for Conkling on the second ballot. The South ern States, who have not forgotten how brill iantly Conkling defended Sheridan, wonld hasten to follow thiB example. Hayes would go on the ticket unanimously, and Blaine could make a name for himself as the mag nanimous statesman by the zeal and elo quence he would show in the canvass for the Senator from New York. But, as we have said, this is the seventeenth day from the day of strife. Who ean tell what even so brief a time may bring forth ? In an hour the fortune* of the surest contest may change. Conkling leads in the race. Bnt can he keep the pace ? There are stern, hard riders m his rear and on his flanks. And in this stupendous straggle for an em pire, for an immortal name, for one of the loftiest stations on the globe, hard words will pass. It is well to say, "Let ns have patience and good temper." In this high game anger is only too apt to win, and from now until the supreme moment at Cincinnati we shall hare the fitrifo of contending fac tions, passion ever in the lead and struggling with ambition for the prize. The Spring The untoward weather which threw onr Centennial hack in Philadelphia has re lented, and if we are favored with the* skies which have blessed us for the past few days , we may hope for a brilliant opening day at , Jerome Park on Saturday. Tho spring meeting at Jerome Park is becoming as much of a social event in New York, and, indeed, , all over the country wherever any interest j is folt in manly sports and achievements, us tho Derby day in England. We note more thnn the usual interest in our Jerome Park. This may be attributed partly to the fact iUat our people begin to care more and more for outdoor games. We read every day of sailing matches, of games of cricket and j base ball. All the standard well known amusements increase in interest, and we show enterprise even in our enjoyments by the avidity with which we introduce th? carneft tmd customs of our friends across the sen. Colonel Kane, with his Pelham coach, has given us a new opportunity for enjoying life. While it may be a small thing in its way, as a mere event or circumstance, for a private gentleman to drive a coach to Pelhnm and back daily, it is in truth an important fact. It directs the minds of tho people to new sources of amusement It shows them pos sibilities in the green fields and the open air. The' example of Colonel Kane will be come a custom in time, and we have no doubt we shall soon have coaches on nearly all of tho roads which run through the environs of tho metropolis. Hut tho royal sport is the turt There the man and the horse seem to unite to show theit best powers. Much is said, and justly, against the turf, and every now and then we hear of movements to abolish it or render it unpopular. We can understand how the turf can be abused, and nothing would rejoice us more thnn to see it reformed. Hut this will have to be in another world thnn that of Hornet and Shakespeare before the heart of man can beat calmly at the sight of a dozen shining mettlesome steed#s, fire in their eyes and lightning in their flanks, straining for the winning pole. The turf has survived all the assaults made upon it because it is the amusement which embodies the best part of our human nature. All we can expect from its patrons?from men like the late Lord Derby and Lord Palmerston, in England?is that they shall repress all tendencies to turn it into a gambling den. This is what the noblemen and gentlemen in England have always tried to do. This is what Mr. Jeroroo and tho gentlemen associated with him in tho pnrk which New York owes to his foresight and liberality, and which bears his name, done for the turf in New York. We trust that the spring meeting will be crowned with success. Tna Salowica. Mcrd*bkiis and rioters are meeting the reward of their fanatical thirst for blood at the hands of the Turkish authorities Tho Porte feels convinced that by exhibiting a desire to make ample repa ration for this murderous outrage on two unoffending representatives of friendly Powers, the details of which are furnished by our correspondent and published in to day's Hek*."S a stay of proceedings will be obtained, during the pendency of which it may be able to suppress the Herzegovinan insurgents. After such a triumph tho Sultan would seenro a neir of life as a European monarch, and, being the ward of the great Pow ers, might rely on their jealousies creating the best security he can obtain against the internal or foreign danger* that menace him. Wo believe, however, that the ti lal wave that is to sweep the Turk from Europe is already rolling swiftly toward Constantino ple, and. that the end U near at hand. Th? Printing ^nedloii. Daring the administration of Andrew ! Jackson the President, to strengthen him self in bin war with Calhoun, Biddle and ' the bank, took into his confidence the elder Blair and 'John C. Rives. He made them the proprietors of a government organ, the Globe, and gave them practical control of the public printing. They made a great deal of money. After Mr. Blair retired from business Mr. Rives remained in the firm and turned his Qtobe from a political organ to the publi cation of the debates. This business he con tinued as long as he lived, and his sons took { his place. For the better part of half a century the Rives iamily have had more or lees control of this government printing, and have amassed large fortunes. During the administration of Mr. Buchanan there was a great deal of scandal arising out of printing jobs that were given for political purposes to Wendell and democratic leaders. The re sult was that the republicans, as soon as they gained power, changed the whole sys tem, founded the government printing office and elected J. D. Defrees, of Indiana, super intendent. Defrecs was the friend and fol lower of the late lamented Schuyler Colfax. Between Colfak and Morton there was a struggle for the control of Indiana. In this struggle Defrees aided Colfax. So one day Morton took counsel with Senator Fcnton. Fenton had a friend, named Clapp, who edited a newspaper in the western part of this State. Together they quietly called a caucus of Senators, elected Clapp and sent Defrees out into the cold. Since then Clapp has been superintendent The democrats have .had Clapp before them. and.find that he has been running the government office more as a personal than as an official trust They propose to send him to jail, shut up the printing office and turn over the debates and some other pickings to Franklin. Rives, son of John C. Rives and heir to the patronage bestowed upon his father by Andrew Jackson. If Mr. Clapp has been criminal in his office he should go to jail. With that part of the committee's report we agree. But why should the House vote to give the monopoly of the debates to a man whose only claim upon the party is that his father was a fa vorite of Andrew Jackson and who was made rich by Jackson? Never since jobbery began have wo seen a more flagrant job than that contained in this resolution of the House. If the government office is corruptly managed, which we do not know, but is quite probable ; if it is a blunder as a matter of economy, which we suspect, let it be abolished. Then let the work be done by contract; throw it open to public com petition ; let the lowest bidder do it. There are a hundred printers who havo as much right t? this work as Mr. Rives, and who will do it as cheaply. The resolution of the House is another evidence of that spirit of favoritism which has cursed the administration of Grant? ?which gave army posts to army "bummers" like General Rice ; which gave middlemen like the Cattells the right to make hundreds of thousands by the connivance of the Secre tary of the Navy ; which brought Babcoclc within the toils of a Whiskey Ring ; which made OrvilJe Grant a general "lifter" of commissions from whoever needed influ ence ; which made Shepherd the national plumber and Mullett the national architect, and which haw culminated in the impeach ment of the Secretary of War. The resolu tion about Rives is only a growth of this degrading policy, find leads us to fear that the majority of the House is as dead to all moral sense as the administration itself Injnattre to Mr. Curtis. I We regret that the enemies of Georgo William Curtis insist upon forcing him into n false position. They day that, as a mem ber of the New York delegation, he will oppose Mr. Conkling at Cincinnati and vote against him. Happily Mr. Curtis pats him self on the record. "All who have heard him," writes Mr. Curtis, "friend or foe, agree that in Roscoe Conklirg the Empire State has a fit representative in the Senate of the United States. A man of the highest honor, of great and conceded ability, of profound political conviction, of long and ample legislative experience; a trained and admir able debater, highly cultivated, of a ready wit and piercing satire; thoroughly conver sant with public affairs; with a marvellous memory that holds all his resources at easy and instant command, and a flaming elo quence that impresses and persuades, Mr. Conkling is one of tho chiefs of the Senato and one of the most justly eminent of our public men." As if this praise were not warm enough Mr. Curtis continues to de scribe Mr. Conkling as "intrepid, upright, able, with a certain chivalric quality that binds his friends very closely to him." Now this is the portrait of Roscoo Conkling as drawn by the master hand of Curtis. All who have read the exquisite essays of Mr. Curtis on fashions, manners and 'Oiow to behave," will recognize the inimitable style of our modern Addison. How, then, can his enemies say that he will, in spite of this reoord, rise in the Cincinnati Convention and oppose Mr. Conkling? If he did so it would only be necessary for General Sharpe, Mr. Murphy, Colonel Howo or some of the great orators of tho party, to rise and read these printed words ns an answer to his | spoken words. An indignant Convention wonld give him a lesson in "how to behave." Aaother Nrandul Impmdfn^ W e learn that a ton and a half of old tele grams, the property of the Atlantic and Pa cific Telegraph Company, have been taken possession of by the Se.geaat-at-Arms of the Hotiae, and are to be carried to Washington. These despatches embrace all that have passed over the wires of this, company for some time. Tho Committee on Navnl In vestigation is to sort them for evidence of the relations between Robeson and Cattell. Ho far as thecoso against Mr.. Robeson is ! concerned let us have the fullest inquiry. But there is a point whero investigation may be come terrorism. Here are thousands of despatches, from all classes of the commu nity, covering every relation in life. They " are dumped on tho floor of a committee room, to be ransacked by Congressmen, cor respondents and officers of the House. It ill an open secret that most of these committees are "run" by enterprising correspondents I caring only for a sensation. The other day we read copies of a series of despatches between Mr. Robeson and Mr. Cattell about the most^ trivial matters?"transporting furni ture, "meeting Mrs. Robeson on the arrival of the train" and so on. ! Those despatches were innocent, had no connection with the inquiry and should never have been furnished to the press. The members of the House Naval Investigating Committee de- I serve the severest censure for having given ] tbazn out Now, when we think of all the tepiness that haa passed over a telegraph Kne for years going before the same commit tee, we cannot view the possible consequences without apprehension. We think the time haa come for every gentleman in the House to protest against the prostitution of the powers of the House to prurient and morbid tastes. A good deal may be pardoned to the spirit of reform ; ? but do not let this desire for reform destroy every vestige of a manly and chivalrous spirit The printing of the Fitz hugh letter would never have been regarded as a fair blow in politics except among a generation of degraded politicians. The piinting of the letters of Mr. Blaine about business investments, which have no mean ing in a political point of view, belongs to the same category. These domestio de spatches of Robeson and Cattell have no business in print And now that a hundred thousand despatches are going before the IIousetobeBorted and fingered and arranged by correspondents, the time has come for the gentlemen of the House, without distinction of party, to interfere And see that there is no repetition of what has pained every high minded democrat and republican. The Theft7~^r^iiriu^r Academy. If the peculating cadets at the Naval Academy had lived under the much admired Spartan rtyhne their offences would have been visited more severely than being allowed to send in their resignations and re tire to their homes. But the Spartan law looked on being discovered in theft as the only heinous thing about it rfhile nowadays the stealing is the crime. We have advanced that moral step which makes conscience the detective, and the machinery that brings punishment becomes secondary, as it is capricious in its workings. Honor is the chivalric equivalent of honesty, and we have humbljr believed that it was at the bot tom of all that was taught the j*oung gentle men at Annapolis who are educated at the country s expense for the naval service. We are far from thinking that the nine pecula tors who found their way so easily out of the theft of the Baltimore stocking man's goods represent the moral level of the ca dets, but as other robberies are named and hinted at it would seem that there is something lacking in the system which permits a growth so dangerous to the young men and to the service they are in tended to enter. This service stands second to none in the world for honor and all the manly virtues, and any symptom of its being lowered in the future should be anxiously watched and its cause extirpated relent lessly. We are willing to make much allow ance for the aptitude that boys have for get ting into "scrapes;" but dishonesty is not one of the things to be so lightly treated. At the age the cadets enter the Academy they arc post the time when larcenies may be overlooked as "eccentricities of child hood." We once heard of a loutish young man who appealed to his Professor for par don for some school offence on the ground that "boys will be boys," to which the Don drily replied, "And never anything else, sir, if you call yourself s boy." 11 cadets are not capable of distin guishing what honesty is and applying it rigidly to their acts they should be sent about their business irrespective of "in fluence. " We look, therefore, to the authori ties at the Academy for a clearer and firmer inculcation of what honor-demands of those committed to their charge, so that a proper proud spirit may prevail there, which will make the commission of such crimes ex tremely rare and the stay of a yonng crim inal in their midst impossible. T)>? Sermons Yesterday. Delightful weather, such as New York and its sister cities enjoyed yesterday, lends its balmy influence to religion, and a Sabbath standing like a budding maiden between spring and summer gives to every preacher an opportunity to catch his hearers' hearts that shonld not be neglected. Accord ingly, we find that some of our divines laid their sweetest posies of Christian thought before their congregations, and the rapture that is caught up to the soul through the perfume of the first violet was paralleled in the religious experience of thousands yesterday. A sormon breathing such sweet thoughts was preached by a young Presby terian clergyman, Mr. Moment, at the Spring street church yesterday, in which he elaborated the comparison of tho life of the righteous to the palm tree as sung by the psalmist. To look kindly on the efforts of young toilers in the vineyard is a duty too often neglected by the elders, but the act is its own reward. Father O'Hare, discoursing on the intense love of the Almighty for man, at the Catholic Cathodral, evidently felt the influence of the sense when the flowers raise their heads to tho smiling heavens. It was perhaps a little disappointing to find Mr. Beecher forsake I the flowery track which he loves so well to ; tread between the antagonisms of Greek I and Hebrew religious reasoning. Still, his anxious question, "whether what is called tho ; fruit of civilisation is not growing the animal man a great deal faster and stronger than the I spiritual man," is worthy of thought. Mr. FrothinghAm gave his hear rs a fine discourse | on the golden rule, And other preachers ut tered good things, for which we must refer the Christian reader to the reports elsewhere, i Tho corner stone ceremony at the lloman | Catholic Church of St Agnes was very beau tiful and suggestive of tho untiring energy i of the, pastors of that faith. The Heal Strength of liosooe Conkling, as the republican candidate for thn Presi dency, consists in the fact that he represents j the courage and the conscience of the pArty. Bis friends hare no need to defend him or I to explain his csreer. He represents in poli | tics the same unconditional surrender prin j ciple which Onnt represented ia war* Th* taoaUte Host. The Big Horn expeditions are now faiily oa their way to punish the hostile Siocx, sad tidings of bloody doings may be momstaril] expected. General Crook's forces are pr<K oeeding to find the bands that have nattered themselves in the mountains, slayitg the white invaders of their reservation, aid the forces under General Terry have ban out Home days from Fort Lincoln on th airway to the Little Missouri, whera Sitting Bill lay encamped at last accounts with thre? thou sand warriors under his command. General Crook's opinion that the Indians are swretly inoited to their present hostile attitule by the "Indian Bing" of the Interior Depart* ment, may have more truth in it than vould appear at first sight, but his allowanoc for "real and fancied wrongs" ihowi that the blame of the revolt cannot be entirely laid at the door of any ' ring' in the Interior Department, but to the v hi tea who invaded the Black Hills in what now appears a vain search for gold. We (are at the threahold of a great struggle, and, al though it is out of any one's power to avert it now, a false impression as to its leading causes should not be suffered to remain. That "Iqjuns is pisen" may be an excuse for all that is done to the Sioux. But history will not give much oredit to excuses that ara selfishness; for where the red man takes a scalp the white man takes the land. Oar Riflemen'* Proapeeta. The shooting at Creedmoor on Saturday in the Leech Cup match gives us every encour agement to hope that our riflemen will sus tain their past record in the coming Centen nial match. The shooting of the eight marks men who head the list on Saturday is, taken together, the best that has been reoorded anywhere, although the highest individual score, that of Judge Gildersleeve?namely, 204 points out of a possible 225? has been bettered by seven points in the recent practioe of the Irish riflemen. With eight suoh men working together and assisting each other a better average could possibly be attained, and this leads us to believe that, although we shall have the highest skill to contend against, its sustained exhibition will be required to beat our rifle men. This is all that we could wish, and we can, under such circumstances, fairly leave the result* to fortune. The pleasantest feature of Saturday's con test. is that it brings the names of several of bur younger riflemen to the front. While Gildersleeve is first and Sanford (one of the reserves of the '74 team) Becond, and the names of Fulton, Dakin, Coleman and Yale appear high up, we find Farwell and Overbaugh among the first eight, and Baymond and Washburne ninvt and tenth on the list. Homer nods some times, and Bodine, who was not in good shooting trim, is fifteenth; but the vet eran will find some pleasure in seeing how gallantly the young shots sus tained the honor of Amerioan shooting in this preliminary brush before the actual competition for places on the team bogins. Those unacquainted with the facta can scarcely realize the advance in American long-range rifle shooting which the match of Saturday indicates, for few can realize how absolutely unsupported by reliable shots were the band that won the interna tional match at Creedmoor in 1874, and what few additions were made to them when the time arrived for selecting the team that waa afterward victorious at Dollymount. Lacrosse has afforded much popUlaj amusement in Ireland, the Canadian and IroquoiB teams having played several vel] contested matches in that country. In Dub> lin, to which city the teams have paid i second visit, three games were played re> cently, which evoked unbounded applause, from the wonderful activity and address dis played by the contestants. The visit of the lacrosse players to Ireland has been marked by a general revival of field sports. The snowshoe hurdle race between mem bers of the Canadian teams formed an excit ing as well as novel feature of the pro gramme and was a revelation to the citizex.8 of Dublin. The reception of the strangers in Ireland was of the most cordial charac ter, being in some degree similar to that ac corded to the American rifle team last year. Radical Republicans are asked to vote fos Mr. Blaine as the republican candidate fo> the Presidency because he made a speech in reply to Ben Hill comparing Jefferson Davii to the Duke of Alva. But they should not forget the wonderful speech of Mr. Conkling on the Louisiana question, which was just as radical as that of Mr. Blaine and far more eloquent. The difference betweeta the two is that Blaine made his speech ta win votes, at a time when there was no que* tion before the House requiring it. Conk ling made his speech in defenoe of General Grant and General Sheridan, and at a time when it required courage to say anything at all. PERSONAL INTELLIGENCE. Cblcayo Times:?"A Sioux Indian Is named Tiki Things. Take Things Is the Indira for Grant." Mr. William O'Brien, leading member ol the Irist Bar, will be the liberal candidate for the city of Cork, Among the passenger* by the Celtic from England are Mr. Howard Pnol, the popular entertainment giver, and a son ol Rev. Henry Ward Beecber. Rochester Or m or mi:?"Father Spinner Is said to have given his autograph to a lady In Florida. If she can nnravel it sbo will have flsbltnes lor all her seven children." Mr. Storey'* funny friend, quoting onr story that a Swedish chemist baa discovered that whiskey can be got trom mosa, thinks that this feet will put an end to rolling atones. St. I,ool* Jtspnbtican;?"A New Englander will lire aad thrive on less tlian a Western born man, and a German or Swede will live and thrive on less than a New Kngtander." The Boston Tran$erii>t demands that General Caster shall give the name of the high official who once said that It w?s not '-in our books'1 ibat General JfcClellan should lake Richmond. Gall Hamilton says that tlio women ol Washington are not near so sxIMVugrnat as their linsiiand*. Hut she lorgets 10 mid thiu chewing gum is only a ccnt a stick, while pin in NiMla 1a liltecn cunts a bottle. Mr. Berdan, tlio well known American armorer, has sold to tho Servi in ?ovi-mmont <10,000 Chnssepot rifles, whieh ho bud bought in Hcrlln. Ho has consented M rrcjivn irom fervla payment for them in 1M1 The Westminster A'< ei. tr, writing nboul tho study Ol literature, says that "to rea<l a few great authors oat from tliem to work outward to their surroundings an# sec the relation in which they stood to the time Is far belter than the reverse principle of flrst flooding the j mtndwiib names of writers and their works, eaefc | ticketed with a slap-dash judgment.'?

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