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Notice to Country Newkdealfrh.?For prompt and regular delivery of the Herald I-V fast mail trains orders must be sent uirtct to this office. PosUige tree. Wall Street Yesterday.?The speculative lecurities were generally lower. The trans itions.of the day aggregated 123,000 shares. Gold opened and closed at 112 5-8, with sales meanwhile at 112 3-4. Government bonds ?nd investment sharos were firm. Railway bonds and express stocks steady. Money loaned on call at 2 and 2 1-2 per cent Centennial Trees.?The suggestion that every citizen should plant a Centennial tree in commemoration of the anniversary of the Independence of the Union is a good one, and should be adopted. "Plantation Manners."?The Tribune re ports that Mr. Knott is anxious to prove something about Mr. Elaine "at the point of the pistol. Mr. Knott should reserve his plantation manners until he returns to Ken tucky. I ke Trial of George 1). Lord for canal frauds commenced at Buffalo yesterday, all efforts to secure further delay having failed. Should it end in n conviction the practical punishment of one of the alleged members ft th * old Canal Ring will not hurt Governor Tilden's chances at St. Louis. 1 nr. Last Outrage. "?The strong point in the speech of Mr. Blaine was when he said that the violation of his private corre spondence was " the last outrage." In that opinion every gentleman in the House and the country will concur?if not now, cer tainly alter the Presidential election. I he Grand Lodof. of Free Masons is now holding its annual session in this city. Grand Master Elwood E. Thome presiding. The opening proceedings yesterday were Interesting and impressive, and the Grand Muster's address, although long, was listened Jo with marked attention. The session to day will be devoted to legislative business. Budding Statesmen.?We never knew we had no many statesmen in New York until we read the interviews with the New York delegates to Cincinnati the other day. Every one of them, especially Woodford and Judge Robertson, of WestcheRter, talked like a candidate for the P;esidency. The Three Comino Foreign Crews.? From the interview with Captain Rees, in another column, it will be seen that our students are to meet a capital undergraduate cr w from Dublin University, while her graduate four, including the first oarsman in Ireland, are to row at Philadelphia, as are also one, if not two, Cambridge crews. This cuts out plenty of hard work for both our student* and other amateur oarsmen during the next three months. Enforcing the Law.?The Witnets thinks the performances at Offenbach and Shook's beer garden the other evening, when there were relays of waiters to take the place* of those who were arrested, and where, in defi. ance of the law and the presence of the po lice, the sale of liquor went on without inter ruption, were a scandal upon the administra tors of justice. We think so too. We def iu>t believe in our Sunday laws as at present ad min iktercd, because their effect is to give ill liberty to the rich and none to the poor, tnd because they permit unwarrantable lib erties with private citizens. But tho law is the law, and it is the master of us all. When It can be openly violated as it was on Sun day evening, when its violation can be made a public advertisement to attruct visi tors to a beer garden music show, there is Something wrong. The OatlMk Toward It. Ix>ul?. There are some constant and some variable elements of calcnlation relating to the choice of the Democratic National Convention. The variable elements depend on the as yet uncertain action of the Republican Conven tion next week. But there are other ele ments which will remain unchanged by any thing which may be done at Cincinnati. It is only these fixed points in the canvass that we purpose to consider at present and their bearing on the selection of the democratic Presidential candidate. We do not offer pre dictions, but an estimate of tendencies and possibilities?an estimate which is confess edly lame by the necessary omission of that important part of the data which will be fur nished by the republicans at Cincinnati. No oonceivable action by the Republican Convention can alter or dwarf the fact that there is a dangerous collision of sentiment between the democracy of the East and the democracy of the West on the money ques tion. This difference must be reconciled, and reconciled, too, in some way that will permit the selection of a hard money candi date. This necessity is inevitable if the party is to succeed, because none but a hard money candidate can carry New York, and without New York the election of a dem ocratic President is out of the question. This being a necessary condition of success the difficult part of the problem is to soothe and reconcile the West. The infla tionists would more easily acquiesce in the selection of an Eastern than a Western hard money man, because they look upon hard money domocrats in the West as false to their section and of doubtful allegiance to their party. Ohio, for example, ostracizes Thurman, accusing him of opposition to the general sentiment of the party in his own ?State, which has repeatedly bestowed upon him the highest honors in its gift Every prominent and genuine hard money demo crat in the West is regarded as a traitor to his Western constituency, and for this reason the soft money democrats could more easily accept an Eastern candidate. They might consent to Hendricks, who is a hard money man with soft money principles; but it would be as impossible for Hendricks to carry New York as for "Old Bill Allen" himself. Allen has the bold, blunt honesty of a man who stands by his colors, and if the citizens of New York could vote for an inflationist at all they would prefer one who scorns to wear a mask. Hard money men who have any sincority despise Hendricks as a cow ardly trimmer, and they would rather have a candidate like Allen, whom they would merely feel called upon to oppose, to one like Hendricks or Judge Davis, whom they would loathe and detest. The Eastern democrats will not give their votes to an open inflationist like Allen or Pendleton, much less to an unreliable trimmer like Hen dricks or Davis. Thurman might be ac cepted by the Eastern democrats if he were strong in his own State ; but with the single exception Governor of Tilden there is no hard money democrat in the United States whom the Ohio democrats would oppose in a more resolute spirit. Bearing in mind that no inflationist or semi-inflationist can carry New York, and that the soft money democrats will not con sent to the nomination of Thurman or Tilden, let us inquire whether any candidate can at the same time carry New York and unite the party. There is no Western man who can do both, but there are two good hard money democrats in the East who. would command a full party vote in all sections of the country. These two are Senator Bayard, of Delaware, and ex-Governor Parker, of New Jersey. If the currency question were the sole issue there would be littlo to choose between these honest and popular statesmen. Senator Bayard has a wider national reputation and ranks higher in the scale of abilities and ac complishments, but Governor Parker has never been brought into sharp collision with the inflationists, as Mr. Bayard was in the currency debates in the Senate. There is no hard money candidate on whom the democratic party could be united with so little humiliation to the West as Governor Parker, who is perfectly sound and trust worthy, but has never been called to do any public act which is specially offensive to Western sentiment. Unlike Governor Til den, he has not been charged with desir ing and seeking the defeat of the democratic party in an important elec tion in a sister State. Unlike Senator Thurman, he cannot be accused of ingrati tude to his immediate constituents, who have given him office and honors. Like Senator Bayard, his attitude toward the Western democrats has been marked by per fect courtesy and candor, but he has the ad vantage of Bayard in having been out of public life during the currency discussiona, so that he cannot be prejudiced by quota tions from his speeches. There is no genuine hard money man on whom the democratic party could more easily unite if the cur rency were the only question involved in the canvass. There is another point on which it is not necessary to await the action of the Cincin nati Convention before taking a survey of the situation. We know in advance that the republican party, whomsoever it may nomi nate, will do its utmost to stir up the old feeling of hostility to the South, on which the party was organized, and which became so mighty a force in politics during the war. This is a sale piece of tactics for the republicans, because under no circumstances has their party anything to hope from the South. It is a foregone certainty that at least fourteen of the fifteen ex-slave States will give their electoral votes to the democratic candidate, be he whom ho may and on whatsoever plat form nominated. The republican party has therefore no motive of expediency for treat ing the South with tenderness. A cue will be given in the Cincinnati platform for reviving and inflaming the old sectional animosity. Tho fashion has already been set by nicknaming the democratic Houso as tho "Confederate" Congress. It will be proclaimed in every republican journal and on every republican stump that our politics have reverted to the same condition in which they stood before the war, when the democratic party consisted of a united' South I with subservient allies in the North who [ enabled the Sooth to rule tho country. We believe that this attempt to reawaken sec tional hostilities will prove futile ; but it is none the less cerUin that it will be made and be a main feature of the canvass on the republican side. The democratic party may think it safe to select its candidate with a view to this inevitable form of assault, and if so there is no democrat whp is so invul nerable as Mr. Parker, the noted war Gov ernor of New Jersey, who won golden opin ions from every description of loyalists dur ing our great struggle for the Union. Although a democrat he stood in the front rank of the renowned war Governors of the period?by the side of Curtin in Pennsyl vania, Morton in Indiana and the lamented Andrew in Massachusetts, these three repub licans and Parker, of New Jersey, having been more zealous, efficient and successful in raising and forwarding troops in time of need than the Governors of any other States. There is no other democrat in the country whose record during the war is bo unassail able as that of Governor Parker. His nomi nation would blunt all the republican weapons drawn from the period of the war, being superior in this respect to Tilden, Bayard and every other democrat who has been talked of as a Presidential candidate. There are many democrats who would have done as well if they had had the same op portunity, but it is impossible to prove it by such conspicuous and irresistible evi dence as iB found in the official conduct of Governor Parker. So far as the loyalty issue is to be of any weight in the canvass there is no comparison between him and any other democratic candidate. The election, however, will not turn on the currency issue alone, nor on the sec tional issue alone, nor merely on these two together. It is possible that the reform issue may predominate over both, and on that Governor Parker, though a man of sterling and tried integrity, would have no advantage over Bayard, and would lack something of the icial of Tilden. We must wait until the Cincinnati nomination has been made, and until we can see how it is received by the country, before we can form an intelligent opinion as to who would be the strongest democratic candidate. The Stewart Estate. We print an interesting narrative this morning showing some of the penalties which attach to the possession of great wealth. The death of a citizen of the emi nence of Mr. Stewart, leaving so largo a for tune, would naturally excite the cupidity and ingenuity of that large portion of the com munity who live upon fortune liko the children of Israel waiting tcx the manna. It is not surprising that there should be suits, petitions, proposals to compromise family claims. If Judge Hilton desires to dissipate the gigantio estate left to his inheritance and management he has only to begin a system of compromises. The attack upon the Tich borne estate, where an adventurer set up the claim to a baronetcy and a vast property, shows the possibilities of human rascality and ingenuity. Although the Tichborne claimant was defeated in his pretensions and sent to prison his case became a national question. A member of Parliament was elected by an appeal to popular sympathy in favor of the claimant, and the guardians of the estate were compelled to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to save it. The batch of letters we print forms an in teresting chapter cf credulity and greed. Mr. Stewart waB one of the shrewdest of men. He had the Scotch-Irish fondness for his family and his name. If he could have found one relative it is very certain that he would have been only too glad to have rec ognized the affinity. To suppose that he died in ignorance of all these affectionate kinspeople is absurd and out of keeping I with his character. One claimant recalls that in his youth he slept in the same bed with Mr. Stewart; another remembers him as a "small man;" another appeals to the wife of the deceased as "Dear Aunty Stewart," while an Indiana Stewart, "a private in company B," claims to be a second cousin and is willing to send vouch ers. A trance medium has a message from the deceased, in which he asks his wife to pay out his money liberally and to circulate chills and fever remedies among his late em ployes. A Canada Stewart will be content with a trifle, while a New York member of the family would liko ten thousand dollars, with which to go into business. There is a cheerful proposition overheard in the Park to kidnap Mrs. Stewart and demand a mill ion dollars ransom. The Bulletin tor Cincinnati. .A few enthusiastic Washington correspond ents and some of the extreme party papers think that Mr. Blame's vindication makes him an available candidate for Cincinnati. But the temperate judgment of 'he party counts him out of the race. Mr. Blaine must see himself that his fight is not lor leadership, but for existence. He will here after belong to the invalid corps of the republican army. But he passes out of the line of promotion. He can never be a Pres ident of the United States. It is even a question whether he will have any power at Cincinnati over the councils of the Bepub lican Convention. The power of Mr. Blaine will be given to Washburne. With this power Washburne becomes the leading candidate of the repub lican party. The only influence his friends have to tear is that of the Jay Goulds and Tom Scotts, who will have no President who I is not amenable to railway dictation. On i this point the record of Washburne is better i than that of any candidate in nomination. But the power of the railway men, of those i who look for land jobs, subsidies and so on, ' is very groat It may destroy Washburn* to | build up Hayes or some third man, on the j theory that it is better to have a probable | foe than one whose enmity is like that of Washburne, proclaimed and violent In the meantime New York stands like a stone wall behind ltoscoe Conkling. The Empire State has nailed the Conkling ban ner to the mast. It remains to be seen | whether so much devotion will be rewarded with the victory it deserves. It Appears that a Man Caxxot always do as he likes with his own. Mr. James Duffy undertook to cut his own throat yester day and was sent to prison for six months lor the Attempt EngUad'! Attltad* om Ik* EkiUra Our exhaustive Sunday cable letter from London describes Tery graphically the bellicose attitude of England on the Turkish question and her intrigues in Constantinople, und after citing various extracts from the | English papers gives one from the Daily Xews as follows:?"The idea of maintaining Turkish independence by British arms is out of the question." We think we can give the clew to the difference between the ap parent and real intentions of England. It is well known that before the deposition of Abdul-Aziz she had declined to accede to the memorandum about to be presented to the Turkish government by Austria, Russia and Germany. She assumed an independent position, and made a show of maintaining it by despatching war vessels to the East, munitions of war and troops to Gibraltar and Malta. We think all this very capable of explana ' tion. ^Disraeli long ago said that England was becoming an Asiatic Power. Since he became Premier, in pursuance of that idea, he has purchased nearly one-half interest in the Suez Canal and contrived to affix to the Queen's title that of Empress of India. This distinguished writer, orator and statesman has all the versatility of genius ; from race and associations he is an Oriental, both in thought and action. One can see from his character of Sidonia and glow ing Eastern sketches in ??Tancred" that his mind is filled with ideas of Oriental gran deur and magnificence. In his political career he has always endeavored to Btartle and dazzle,* and we now await his latest coup. We think that all this political coquetry with the great Powers, his seeming reluctance to put a pressure on Turkey, his declaration in the House of Commons of a determination to thwart the intrigues of Russia, merely a prelude to securing for Egypt a severance of i its vassalage from Turkey, when the Khedive will become King of Egypt, independent of all except its new ally, England. For since the Crimean war the balance of power of Europe has completely changed; Germany has become a military counterpoise to Russia; the latter might take Constanti nople and occupy it as its winter capital without in any way interfering with Eng land's pathway to the East. With Egypt in 1 possession of her ally, the Suez Canal in that event virtually under her control, she 1 would have, beginning at Gibraltar, Malta, the Suez Canal, Aden, a great highway to her Indian Empire guarded by a chain of magnificent fortresses, impregnable and un assailable so long as she retains her vast and dominant navy. That this is no unreasonable speculation ! on our part, but perfectly justified by past ] events, we may gatber from the late mission of ? Mr. Stephen Cave to Egypt to examine the financial position of the Khedive. Mr. Cave is a Privy Councillor, member of Parliament, and held a position during Mr. Disraeli's last administration, and it is unlikely that a man of his rank would be sent to Egypt merely to obligo the Khedive. Certainly Jthere might. have been a minor motive, and one which the Premier would consider that John Bull would look on with complacency?that of seeing whether any future Egyptian dividends were likely to come into his breeches pocket; but, no doubt, apart from finance, there was a dream of future policy in that inquiry into Egypt's resources and indebtedness. It may possibly interest our readers to know how Mr. Cave found the finances and how it is proposed to administer them in the future. The funded debt amounts to ?54,793,000; unfunded, ?36,207,000; total, ?91,000,000. This it is proposed to consolidate into one stock, bearing an interest of seven per cent per annum, redeemable in sixty-five years, by a sinking fund set apart for that purpose. The annual charge on this operation will be ?0,443,000, to meet which the Khedive as signs a sum of equal amount from the gross revenue of the country, which is upward of nine millions sterling. Further details would be uninteresting to our readers. The Khedive's prodigality has been enormous. He has spent many millions in Constant! ! nople in securing the rank of Khedivo and | the hereditary succession in a direct line ; I at the same time he lias expended much on the internal improvement of the country ; on magnificent docks, on the Suez Canal, on various manufacturing establishments and on railways. These latter, in the year 1874, gave seven hundred and fifty thousand pounds net earnings, and last year nine hun dred thousand pounds, and it is evident these will confer a lasting benefit and greatly con tribute to develop the resources of the coun try. The Khedive also told Mr. Cave that he estimated his own private property at twenty-one millions sterling. That he knows how to spend his m6ney in a lavish Oriental style is well known to all who have visited Egypt. We might pursue this subject more in de tail ; but we have BAid enough to justify our prophecy that beforo long we shall have a modern Pharaoh in Egypt Grandfather Peter'i Canvass. The apathy which is shown by our friends of the preas in presence of the tact that a distinguished and illustrious citizen is in nomination for the Presidency and has ac oepted the honor is surprising. It is not generally the habit of New Yorkers to be insensible to honors paid to their fellow citizens. When this high distinction is giTen to a gentleman as illustrious and be loved as Grandfather Peter Cooper the over sight is more striking. Mr. Cooper is in the field as a candidate. He represents the news of that energetic and resolute class of citizens who believe in unlimited greenbacks. Wo do not share the opinions of our friend and cannot conscien- ' tiously support him on financial grounds ; ? but as politics now drift the issue will bj> government reform and the purity of public life. On this platform no man has a better record than Mr. Cooper. Iiis whole liie is j one long argument in favor of honesty, in dustry and econon:y. To his liberality we owe ; one of our noblest charities. The tact that j such a man should enter into a public enn- : vass is a happy sign of elevation in politics. ! As to the financial views of Mr. Cooper, they j could not be carried out without the aid of Congress, and while the friends of hard money have advocates in the House as able m Mr. Hewitt there is no fear of soft bmmmk. J Bat in the duties of general administration Mr. Cooper would have the opportunity of doing great good. He would turn out the thieves and the jobbers and the corrupters of the public service. He would bring back the times of Washington and the Fathers. He would teach economy and industry, and his name would go down to posterity as one of those pure men who had sacrificed the comforts of private life and the peaceful re tirement of old age for the public welfare. But whether we support Grandfather Peter or not let us anyhow remember that he is a New Yorker and worthy of metropolitan rec ognition. Pennsylvania In the C?nr*li. We print this morning an interesting chapter of political history in the shape of a series of interviews with the delegates from the State of Pennsylvania to the Cincinnati Convention. Pennsylvania, always a pecu liar and difficult State to comprehend, was never more so than now. At a time when the republican party throughout the Union is seeking the strongest man to rally the forces of its discordant factions, when the efforts of the wisest men in the organization are directed toward a canvass that will secure the victory of a party burdened with the mistakes of seven years of unchallenged power, we have the delegates from Pennsylvania stand ing by a candidate who has at the best only a limited local strength. A gentleman who was elected Governor by the anti-Greeley tidal wave of 1872 against the protests of the | best men in the party, and who has made a j fair, but neither a brilliant nor a great execu tive?whose very name is unknown to half the States of the Union?is pressed by Penn sylvania with an enthusiasm which recalls 'the devotion of the old wkigs to Henry Clay. In a canvass where the shrewd men *of the party see that there is a tendency to throw over the old traditions and seek for victory in the person of some "Great Unknown" there is a hope that the quarrels of the candidates may lead to the choice of a local favorite. This was the position of the democrats of Pennsyl vania when they insisted upon the nomina tion of Mr. Packer as a candidate, who had about the same claim upon the State that Mr. Cooper has upon New York?namely, that he was a gentleman of vast fortune who had bestowed generous gifts upon a public institution. The result was that Pennsyl vania had no voice in that Convention, and was silent and helpless in the selection of the standard bearer. The support of Hartranft by Pennsylvania is an evidence of State enthusiasm which will command all respect At the same time it will make Pennsylvania either a cipher at Cincinnati or a potent and determining influence. There is no idea, we take it, in the minds of the ruling men of the delega tion that Governor Hartranft can have any thing more than a complimentary vote that will make him a favorite candidate for some Cabinet place in the event of the election of a republican administration. The idea that the nomination of Mr. Cameron to bo Secre tary ot War was intended to deliver the State to Mr. Conkling is destroyed by our corre spondent, who reports that Mr. Cameron and his friends are umong the warmest friends of Hartranft and will stand by him so long as there is a hope that he may be the "Great Unknown." This loyalty on the part ot the Secretary of War is another illustration of that feeling of sympathy for a man an^a principle which has been a governing prin ciple in the policy of the Camerons. At the same time it is known that the better judg ment of the Senator and the Secretary of War is that the State can do no better in the event of the abandonment of Mr. Hartranft than record the vote of the State for Mr. Conkling. The friends of Mr. Blaine are led by Mr. McPherson, the former Clerk of the House and one of the shrewdest politicians of the State, Morton MeMichael, the venerable journalist of Philadelphia, General Bingham, a prominent politician of Philadelphia and one of the leaders of city politics, and John H. Hampton, of Pittsburg, one of the strong men in the western part of the State. On the other hand the men who are known to be in favor of the nomination of Mr. Conk ling as a second choice are Mr. Cessna, formerly a member of Congress, Mr. Mackey and Secretary of the Commonwealth Quay, also a local politician of experience and courage. When we add to this the will and power of the house of Cameron we have an idea of the strength of the Conkling move ment. There is a dispositon on the part of some of the Philadelphia delegates to mutiny under the leadership ol'William B. Mann, also a prominent member of the Philadelphia King and a politician of daring and experience, but who has never been in sympathy with the House of Cameron, and there is a like dispositon in other parts of the State; but the strength of Conkling in Pennsylvania may be summed np in one sentence? "What is the strength of the Camerons ?" If that powerful feudal organization can hold its long-continued and unchallenged power we may expect Pennsylvania to fall in line side by side with the friends of Conkling in New York. It will be a gratify ing spectacle to see the two greatest States of the Union fighting under the banner of the one chieJtain. Although there is much uncertainty and a disposition to give Hart ranft a romantic support it looks as if when the tune came to vote seriously Pennsylvania wotild prefer Mr. Conkling to any "Great Unknown." This expectation is strengthened by the misfortunes which have overtaken Mr. Blaine, and which, in the judgment of the wisest men in the party, make him not only an impossible candidate at Cincinnati, but with a limited authority in a party which only yesterday rejoiced in his leadership and set med only too proud to follow him into the autumn canvass as its candidate for the Presidency. The Bo.uid of Apportionment meets to day. The subject ot the Brooklyn Bridge bonds will come up for actiou. ^i'he bonds should be issued without any further delay. The law authorizing their issue has passed through every test and been twice indorsed by the Common Council, the last time by ! more than a two-thirds vote. Every inter | est involved has had ample opportunity to be heard, and any further obstruction of the I work muit ba nuxaiv taction^ Optn Bonffe OftakMfc. Op^ra bonffe Offenbach has been looking al ns with merry eyes and writing about ni to the Figaro. All Paris is having its own opinions of the great Yankee city and onr appreciation of genius. The admirers of "La Belle Helene" will be pleased to hear that during the rough weather on the upper Atlantic the creator of the "Grande Duchesse" spent most of his time at prayer, "com" mending his soul to God." Offenbach at prayer would make a fine theme for some of our artists?some one like the Morans, who could give a proper effect to the sea surround* ings. There was a serenade and he made a specch, 'just like Gambetta," "Thank you, sir." He also had a dinner at the Lotos Club, which some one tells him is the first club here, and where he met "literary men, artists, merchants, bankers, many news* paper men of all opinions.' Afterward h? went to the Press Club and met many "spvrituer gentlemen, "who nearly all spoke French." It is comforting to know that our cp&ra bouffe friend and guest is well pleased with the country as lar as he goes, and it is to be hoped that when he comes to write his opera about the United States he will not omit the fine touches of character he must have seen at sea and among his club friends. "A Lotos Dream," by Offenbach, for in stance, with sketches of the leading mem* bers of the Lotos Club, would make a sensa tion in Paris. ?The Heathen Chi nek."?The Chinese question is assuming grave proportions. We have a despatch from California em bodying a singular letter from a secret organization opposing Chinese labor and all employment of Chinamen. There are two sides to this, as to all questions. But there is one point that should not be overlooked, and that is, if the Chinese come to this country and claim the protection of a constitution which insures them all the rights of citizenship they should become citizens. As.it is the China man comes here without any intention ol making his home with us, without any desire to identify himself in any way with our for tunes or our national prosperity. He comes without his family and never becomes a citi zen. He gives us his labor for about one balf of what we could obtain the labor of other nationalities. He goes homo when he has saved enough to live on. This is not the industry we desire, and if it is encouraged we shall find ourselves in time under the control of the most degrading aristocracy. As a machine the Chinaman is one of the best, but we want a Ecpublic of men and not of machines. The Banner District.?Speaker Kerr tes tifies that he offered an appointment for life in the regular army, one of the most valu able in the gift of a member, to two of his constituents, and that, when they refused, he could not find any one else to whom ta offer it, and consequently selected a New Yorker with recommendations so complimen tary that he was afterward dismissed. Mr. Kerr's district deserves to be known as the banner district of the Union. We do not know of any other which would allow an ap pointment to go begging as far as New York. The Sultan's Death.?Nineteen doctors in Constantinople certify that the Sultan cjied from the opening of the veins and ar teries in his arms. Now, if nineteen other doctors will tell us who opened the said veins and arteries wc shall begin to get some knowledge on the subject. If the Grand Yizier should request them to say that Abdul opened these vessels himself the phy sicians will be too polite to refuse-^-unless they can get on foreign men-of-war between the signing of the certificates and their re ception by the Yizier. Honobs to New Yobk.?Let us suppose that the democrats nominate Mr. Tilden and the republicans Mr. Conkling for the Presidency. We shall then have three dis tinguished citizens of our State in nomina tion for the highest office in the gift of the people?the Governor, the Senator and Peter Cooper. New York should rejoice in the abundance of her gifted sons. If the sprouting candidates keep on growing we i shall have about a thousand all ready for the field in another four years. PERSONAL INTELLIGENCE. Belknap look! brighter. Blaine word* from Truthful Jamen Musicians get balil-headed long before other people no Mr. Kerr is said to live entirely on his nervous sys tem. The Boston Post says that both Iowa and llallifan have gone lor Blaino. , Clara Louise Kellogg goes to New Hartford lor the summer the last of this month. Massachusetts savings banks may, after this sua. mer, pay a lower rate ot Interest. Harriet Beecher Stowe and lamily have Just arrived at tboir home in Hartford lor the summer. The evening paper to be publisher from the office of the Chicago Timet is to be cailed the Telegraph. California farm houses are usually small, homely, distasteful ealnns, to which the word home seldom ap plies. Two lions were brought to the Herald office the other dsy. There was no use ot trying to read between the lions. It is not necessarily a sign of a man's baing a good | husband that he is constantly landing the accomplish i meats of his wife. Advertisement la a Boston paper:?"A lady In C la re nt orl. N. H.. ol Emersonian thought aad sentiment, desires to secure summer boardera." Westminster:?"It is a noteworthy phenomenon thai English conservative critics are beginning to study th? works of their opponents in a more appreciative way." A clergyman says mat Brisiow once during hla year's military service did not take a horse. The ho rat now turns up aad aaya that he didn't take Brtstow? : very far. .-Senator Anthony looks straight ahead, with severe and ??intlv gravity, when be walks New York's Broad way. Ma still believe* in Addison, and tonea bis voice ! by the ice pue'jer. George Knot says:?"It is well known that !a gam* i bltn,;. whether of the btis.ness or holiday sort, a man wb' bait the atfeagth of mind to leave og when he baa onl> ruiae I others is a reformed character." The H??ton paper* speak very highly of the cbarao I tor or Mr. Mulligan, the witnen against Blaine. Ho is | fiity years old; has, when not at business, occupied 1 one bedroom for twenty years; is very methodical, .md 1 uas been trusltd Willi millions of do.lars. Professor Jeub writes that literature and art had j been sacred energies aad public delights to the citizens : ol free Athens. To the writers and aru?ts of Antloch or : Alexandria they were agreeable industries, Inviting re j ward or awaiting correction irXm aristocratic patron*, i wbo-e artificial canon encouraged either an elaborate vagucnes* of expression or the pretence of an occult j profundity. In tbi* sense nothing ta so democratic aa ; taste; aor coald there tie a better Illustration than a j comparison between the Atbtas ef Farleies aad the i^iieiaMm of taa ftetana^ .