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KHUE3DAY EVENING, FEB. 12, 1880.
Judgment or Men.
The New Yerk Sun has been reM.'iit
iug in sackcloth and ashes the active part
it took in electing Mayer Cooper, ever
since he took his seat as mayor of New
Yerk ; for since the very beginning of
his term of office he has demonstrated
his incapacity for his important duties.
The Sun has Ixkjii taught a very severe
lessen of humility in its judgment of
men ; and it does net help itself much by
its confession of te-day that it took
Cooper in reliance en Mr. Tilden's judg
ment ; it only shows that the Sun made
another wrong estimate of character in
placing a confidence in Mr. Tilden tliat
lie has failed te vindicate. Mr. Tilden
for a long time was a prime favorite of
the Sun, and its trust in him has been
very slowly shaken. But Cooper's course
seems te have finally had this result,
since the Sun new suspects that he is but
a jumping-jack for Mr. Tilden, who pulls
the wires. Mr. Tilden, together with
the " influences" which relied en his
recommendation, including the Sun,
elected Mr. Cooper, as that journal de
clares; and since it knows that it does
net approve of Mr. Cooper's jumps, and
did net therefore influence them, it finds
the responsibility te vest upon Mr. Til
den. And thereupon the .S., railing some
elementary principles of logic te its assist
ance, argues that if Mr. Cooper steadily
makes an ass of himself year in and your
out, as it thinks he has been doing dur
ing his whole mayoralty, under Mr. Til
den's direction, Mr. Tilden might be re
lied en te make n similarly ungracious
exhibition of himself in the presidency, if
lie should be chosen te it. And se the
Jki just wants te lie certain that it is
Tilden in the form of Cooper, and net
Cooper )rr nc, who has " been put
in the public stocks for the pop
ulace te jeer at,1 te send its old
presidential love te the "deinnilien
bow-wows." "We wish the Sun success
in its investigation. We are sorry that
its favorites de net better endure the
test of time, but it is net surprising if it
takes them en " recommendation "rather
than en its own knowledge and judg
ment . The newspaper editor who is net
able readily te forma fairly correct judg
ment of men is almost as much incapaci
tated from his place as though his judg
ment failed him in questions of policy.
It used te Ikj a favorite declaration, espe
cially of Democrats, that principles, net
men. were their devotion; but it is
certain that the selection of
men is at least as important as
the determination of principles. The
principles are interpreted by the
men who are given them in charge te
execute. And they are carried out in
their spirit only when they have fallen
into the care of faithful, honest and in
telligent keepers. If we could put the
public affairs in charge of geed men, and
free them from the control of parties,
there is no manner of doubt that they
would le 1 letter taken care of than new
when our agents are apt te consider
themselves servants of their parly and
net of the country. But the way te get
geed men into eflice is as yet an undis
Mi:. J. "W. Jonxsex lias succeeded in
getting some signers te his paper pledg
ing these whose names are appended te it
te vote for Mr. Bering, and perhaps his
candidate will get the votes of these and
some ethers : and he is going te have his
paper printed and distributed te show his
party what an indefatigable worker he is,
and hew he ought te be rewarded with
another term in the district attorney's
eflice for his pains. It may be indeed
that he wants te use these same signers
te aid him in that aspiration. We shall
Meanwhile people who are asked te put
their names te a paper handed around by
Mr. J. W. Jehnsen should net forget
what a dilemma he has put some of them
into heretofore by similar little games.
Fer instance in 1870 he induced a num
ber of well meaning members of his
party te certify te the court, and swear
te it, that some three hundred persons in
this city had voted illegally ; when the
matter came into the court his case was
found te be a fraud ; and he broke
completely down before the ex
posure of the fact that the
beet was en the ether leg entirely, and
that the most starling event of the cam
paign investigated was the issue of fraud
ulent tax receipts, from the Examiner
eflice, at the instance of Mr. J. W. John John Jehn
eon and ether " best workers in the
And se late as last year he presented
another paper te court, signed by numer
ous Republicans, alleging an illegal elec
tion, and get an investigation that cost
the county thousands of dollars, and the
result of which was te increase the Dem
ecratic majority from one te nineteen.
Mr. Jehnsen's paper's that are handed
around for subscribers never bring his
party much luck.
In truth the " back office" in politics
is an exploded idea.
Stiffening Its Backbone.
People who remembered the arbitrary
course of the Republican senate in re
jecting Andrew Jehnsen's appointments,
including the names of such conservative
men as William M. Evarts and Rcverdy
Jehnsen, have been waiting with great
impatience te see if the Democratic sen
ate was going te make any use of its
right te scrutinize the appointments of
Mr. Hayes, before they indulged in their
constitutional privilege of approving or
disapproving them. He has been guided
neither by an exclusive disposition te
regard personal fitness nor political merit,
and many of his appointments have been
made en as low grounds of partisan ex
pediency as ever influenced executive
appointments. It is the right and the
duty of the senate te fearlessly reject all
In the selection of census supervisors
there has been a great deal of discredit
able dickering around the White Heuse
It seems te have been originally tlie hen-
est purpose of General Walker te recog
nize the claims of both parties te have a
share of the supervisors. Beth parties
are represented in the population and
material interests of every sectlen,and as
the census is taken only once in ten years
each should have a share of the super
visors, apportioned according te the
division of party sentiment. Fer Ohie,
where the Democrats have at least half
the population, both senators and a ma
jority of congressmen, it was originally
intended that there should be four Ite
publican and four Democratic supervis
ors; but, with that family solicitude
which Hayes has uniformly shown for
Ohie men,hetoek upon himself te change
Gen. Walker's pregramme and apieined
eight Republicans. The Senate has
promptly rejected the whole of them, and
thereby served notice en Mr. Hayes that
there is te be a halt called upon the
" regardless "' manner of distributing ex
V. A pure and free ballet, thoroughly
protected, se that every man entitled te
cast a vote may de se, just ence, at each
election, without fear of molestation, moral
or phy.sica1, en arc mnt of his political faith,
nativity, or tlie hue et nis skiii.
The above resolution was passed by the
late Republican state convention, te
catch gudgeons. As an example of the
estimation in which it is held by ieliti-
cians of the baser sort we have the spec
tacle of some of them going from deer te
deer and from eflice te eflice in this city,
coaxing, threatening and bulldozing Re
publicans into pledging themselves en
paper te support the whole ticket next
Tuesday. The new dodge must have pe
culiar charms for fellows with the in
stincts of some of these engaged in it, as
it unites the principles of the bulldozer
and the spy, but we shall be disappointed
if we de net hear that some decent Re
publican who in truth believes in "a free
ballet,"' cast " without fear of molesta
tion, moral or physical," does net kick
the bulldozer into the street before he
finishes his pettifogging pilgrimage.
Gi:x. Siikkmax is a very bumptious
man. lie is ill natural, meddlesome and
impertinent. He expresses his opinions
with entirely tee much freedom for a sol
dier and is entirely tee arbitrary for a
civillian. He seems te cherish an ardent
desire te run the whole government and
thinks that the greatdefectin our consti
tutional system was the failure te vest
the legislative, executive and judicial
brandies of the government in the Sher
man family especially the military part
Sarcasm by the Philadelphia Times :
"The man who read the proof of President
Hayes's biography has followed the man
who wrote that great work into an eflice
under President Hayes. The type-setters,
pressmen and book binders engaged en
that biography are new ranging themselves
Tin: Springfield Republican, observing
that the Grant men who were prominent
in his administrations are urging Grant en
the ground that the corruption of his eight
years was due, net te him, but te the bad
men about him, is reminded of the cloth
ing dealer who cheerfully attributed te
himself a bad odor, of which a customer
complained in a coat he was examining.
J. J. and Katk Sthoxe applied for a
patent for the use of a chalk line around
table legs, etc., te prevent the incursions
of ants, and the commissioner of patents
refused the application. It was argued
that the chalk acts en the ants in a specific
manner, the formic acid found in the latter
effervescing en contact and throwing the
insects ever. The patent was allowed by
Baktluy Cahiieli, the playwright, is
urging before the library committee of
Congress an increase of the penalty for
violating the copyright law. He complains
that parties play hisTjneces and pay the
penalty, and then beast that they make
money out of the operation, and he wants
that stepped by fixin ga penalty that
will be heavy enough te protect him.
At Gillingham, near Chatham, England,
a singular ball was recently held. The
parties was made up of fifty -nine ladies
and gentlemen whose united ages amount
ed te four thousand two hundred and fifty
nine years. A gentlemen born in 1790
eiencd the dance with a lady only four
years his junior, and it is said that their
waltzing was as brisk as that of any young
couple of twenty.
Ix an article discussing candidates for
the Democratic nomination for the presi
dency, the Utica Obscrccr of Saturday
says of ex-Governer Seymeur: ''But he
is unalterably fixed in the determination
net te run ; he will accept no nomination
under any circumstances. If he can be
moved te modify this determination it will
be well for all concerned. But these who
think he can de net knew him or greatly
mistake his character."
A Repuhmcax congressman from cen
tral New Yerk believes that the Utica con
vention will pledge the doicgatien te Chi
cago for Grant. A meeting was held at
Albany last night te pretest against the
haste with which the late Republican pri
maries were held. New primaries are te
he held. The caucuses at Watcrtewn. N.
Y.. last night, were all for Blaine. Mr.
Jehn M. Francis, of Trey, says the Repub
licans up that way arc for Grant.
The Senate, m executive session, gave
Hayes a slap in the face by rejecting
every nomination he had made for super
visors of ceusus in Ohie. Hayes nomina
ted eight .supervisors for the Buckeye
state. All were stalwart Republicans.
Apparently, Mr. Hayes forget when he
made these nominations that both senators
from Ohie and eleven out of the twenty
congressmen from that state arc Demo
crats. Moreover, Senater Pendleton is
chairman of the census committee, and he
determined that the Demecr.ts should le
given the proportion of ceusus supervis
ors te which the party is entitled iu virtue
of its prominence in Ohie. He made a
short speech in the executive session, urg
ing that Mr. Hayes had acted with inten
tional unfairness in the matter, and by a
voteef30to!9 every one of the eight
. nominations were rejected. Senater Hill
voted with the minority against rejection.
Several Republican senators, who were
evidently well pleased with the action of
the Democrats abstained from voting.
Mme. Patti, who is iinging at tt
Gaiete in Paris, and Nicelixi, receive a
salary of 400. Her notary paid her hus
band 40,000 te insure his non-interference.
Minister Henky W. Hili.iahd has writ
ten te a friend in Washington that he in
tends te return home from Brazil next
summer,but intimates that, in his expecta
tion, it will be but for a brief period.
Dr. JedxNeill, long and widely known
as one of the ablest surgeons of Philadel
phia, died early yesterday morning at his
residence en Eighteenth street, near
Spruce. He had been ill for mere than
two years, his complaint being Bright's
disease of the kidneys, and for some time
p33t he has been nearly helpless and quite
blind. Dr. Neill was one of a family that
for mere than a century has oceupied a
prominent place in the medical profession.
Elizabeth, Empress of Austria, is said
te have looked at once "bewitching and
regal" at a court ball the ether evening;
she was attired in a gown of dove-colored
velvet and were magnificent pearls and dia
monds. "Who would believe." says a
correspondent of the Olebe of Londen,
" that that perfect figure which some of
us have had the privilege of seeing in Eng
land riding well up te the hounds that
shapely little head and almost girlish com
plexien, belong te a grandmamma ' of six
General Grant had a very interesting
trip te the interior of Cuba. He passed
through the providence of Pines del Rie,
where the finest tobacco is raised, and at
ene of the villages was recieved with truly
Spanish pomp and ceremeney. The coach
gave out en the way into town, however,
and the party had te ride te town en horse
back. The general visited the celebrated
tobacco plantation of Sener Barben, near
Alquizcr, during his trip, and the slaves
of the place were paraded before General
Grant by torchlight for him te see.
Among the guests at Sener Zamanace's
magnificent ball in Washington was Mrs.
Jenx Jacob Astek, jr., of New Yerk, who
attended under the escort of Judge Ban
croft Davis. Mrs. Aster were ever $800,
000 worth of diamonds. Her earrings,
two wonderful solitaires, were valued at
$50,000 each. Iu addition te the costly
necklace and head ornaments, the lady
were, arranged iu a diagonal fashion
acres the corsage, a diamond chain com
posed of 500 stones of the value of $1,000
It is understood thatcx-MinisterPiunnE-i'Oxt
is the " near personal and political
friend of cx-Prcsident Grant," who is
paraded in the New Yerk papers as saying
that while General Grant is net new nor
has he ever been a candidate for presi
dential nomination, yet should the Re
publican national convention nominate
him in the same manner as any ether
candidate would be nominated, he would
deem it his duty te the ceuutry and the
nartv te accept. It is thought that Mr.
Pierrepont has one word for Grant and ten
words for Pierrepont. Grant's friends in
Washington laugh at the statement.
A Warning te Lancaster.
At Alteena last evening a meeting of
citizens, called for the purpose of taking
steps te secure a new postefiicc, was held
in the council chamber. Recorder Grevey,
II. II. Herr, M. Alexander and ethers,
who seemed desirous of capturing the
meeting and thus securing the naming
of the committee te proceed te
Washington and lay the matter be
fore Representative Coffroth and the na
tional legislature, assembled nearly half
an hour before the time named in the call,
and succeeded in securing the organization
by the election of Mr. Herr as chairman.
This displeased a very large party in the
meeting and a scene of wild disorder en
sued. Parliamcntrry rules were thrown
te the dogs and Mr. Herr decided all
questions arising in favor of his partisans
with the utmost sang freid. A great deal
of bad feciing was engendered, hard names
were called, and for a time it seemed as
though the contending forces would come
te blows. Finally a separate meeting was
organized in another part of the chamber
and A. V. Divclv was made chairman.whe
subscnuentlv anneintcd a committee of
twenty, including the chairman, of the
foremost citizens of the community. The
ether side looked en for a while and then
adjourned. It is possible, however, the
Grevey crowd will also name a committee.
" rAssomineIr " in Real Life.
Extravagant and improbable as the
story of Zela's "1 Assorameir " may
appear te its readers, a case which has just
been tried before one of the tribunals of
Paris shows features identical with these
of the novel. A workman named Magerus
was sentenced te thirteen months' im
prisonment for attempting te murder his
wife. Jealousy was the cause f
the crime, he accusing the woman
of being en tee familiar terms with
his besom friend, one Druet. This
Magerus and his wife began their married
life happily, just as Ceupcau and Gervaise
did in Zela's story. One day Magerus fell
from a scaffolding and was picked up in
sensible. He recovered from his severe
injuries only te beceme a confirmed and
incorrigible set and loafer. Weary of the
miserable life which he led her, the wife
sought the companionship of Druet. Her
husband discovered them and stabbed both
with a knife. The wounds, however, did
net prove mortal.
In Dignified Uetlrement.
Mr. Horatio Seymour, having been
visited by a correspondent of the Roches
ter Union, was found looking " as young
and hearty as he did ten years age, " and
suiTOundcd by books, birds, and divers
treasures of ait and antiquity. He owns
the office chair which Webster used te
occupy, and has several tiles taken from
the fire-place of the stately old house
where Washington used te go"a-court-in'
" Mary Phillippse. The ex-governor
offers wine te his guests but takes none
himself. It is related that at the time of
the Maine Law excitement in New Yerk,
when he, as governor, vetoed the prehibi
tery bill, casks of fine liquor and tens of
choice wines were sent te nim from all
quarters by his admirers. He thus lias a
cellar full of rare old vintages which he
dispenses te his callers, but never touches
THE THIKD-TERM CAMPAIGN.
If !aine the Grant Candidate fur Vice Presi
dent. Washington dispatch te Sun.
The intimate personal and political
friends of General Grant insist that there
is net, and there will net be, any antago
nism between Grant and Blaine ; that
Blaine will accept the second place en the
ticket. I knew that the men who are
nearest te Grant and who manage his can
vass are industriously but discreetly giv
ing out that the ticket is te be Grant and
Blaine. The course of Blaine's trusted
representatives at Harrisburg can be
easily comprehended if the assertions of
Grant's friends are tnie. Blaine himself
has authorized the most conspicuous ene of
his special representatives at Harrisburg
te announce in a dispatch from Washington
that there was "perfect accord between his
friends and the friends of Gen. Grant.
What tbe Plajera Jjm Oelae;
Mary Andersen and Lettaare in Bosten.
Lawrence Barrett will be here in March.
Jehn T. Raymond is playing in Pitts
burgh. B. Macauley gees from this city te
Washington, where he plajs next week.
Jee Emmet has a new comedy entitled
"Fritz Among the Mormons."
Teny Denier opens at Ferd's, in Balti
more, for a week, en Monday.
Rice's " Evangeline" company opened
in New Orleans en Sunday night.
William Mitchell, the manager of Gill's
" Goblins" is also manager of the Theatre
Cemique, St. Leuis.
Mary Andersen was born in Sacramento
and Letta, Maggie Mitchell and Kate
Claxton, in New Yerk.
The Watsen, Ellis and Kernell troupe,
will close their season en Feb. 21st, at
Levy has been re-engaged te play the
cernet at Ceney Island, next season, for
$500 per week.
Sheehan and Jenes, the "ash-box in in
specteas," will travel with Teny Paster's
troupe en his summer tour.
Manager Jehn T. Ferd has a company
traveling though the Seuth playing "The
Tem Thumb can be seen in a New Yerk
museum new for 10 cents. He is net as
geed an attraction as he was years age.
Hughey Dougherty, the comedian, has
severed his connection with Carncross's
Paul Allen, formerly of Lester & Allen,
is new a member of the " Big 4 " minstrels,
having taken Dan Waldren's place.
Minnie Madden, the Clip of Macauley's
company, is the daughter of Manager
Davey, of Detroit, who died recently.
Miss Dera Goldthwaite, of the Chestnut
Street, (Philadelphia) stock company, will
shortly join Aldrich and Parslee's "My
Partner " combination.
Billy Ceurtright, the nogre comedian,
has been engaged for the character of
Jerry, in H. C. Jarrctt's "Fun en the
Charles Diamond, who was here last
year with Teny Denier, is playing at Teny
Paster's, in New Yerk, this week. Billy
Swcatnara is at the same theatre.
E. K. Cellier who played Jean Iienaud
in Cellier's company last season, will be
here with Fanny Davenport's troupe which
is very strong.
Mapleson's opera company open in Phil-
aneipma en juenuay. iney win w
through this city en Sunday en a special
train of the P. R. R.
Dr. James L. Thayer, of Pittsburgh, an
old circus roan who has net been in the
business for some time past, will take out
a wagon show this season.
E. C. Dunbar, of Teny Denier's treuie,
recently returned from England. He
played one week after landing with Teny
Paster and then joined the pantomime
Arneld Kiralfy, while performing his
eccentric dance in the " Black Creek," at
Easten, Pa., a few days age, fell and seri
ously injured his back.
The local "Can This be True," in the Era
of Tuesday evening, appeared in this
column ever a week age, although they
credit it te the Dramatic Notes.
" Tlie Galley Slave" will be withdrawn
from Nible's, in New Yerk, en Saturday,
and en the 16th the Kiralfys will revive
" The Black Creek" once mere, for a fort
night. Linda Jeal, the circus rider, who rides a
herse through a hoop of fire, and who last
season traveled with Bamum, is playing
with the Orrin Brethers circus in Havana,
The "Pirates of Penzance" made a tre
mendous hit at the Bread street theatre,
in Philadelphia, en Monday night, ad it
will likely have as long a run in that city
as "Pinafore" enjoyed.
B. Macauley, who will visit us en Sat
urday evening, is the proprietor of Mac
auley's theatre, in Louisville, Ky. He
was the man who put Mary Andersen en
There came very near being a panic in a
Chicago theatre a few nights age. A man
arose between acts and said, " Come colo
nel, let's go out and take something," and
half the male audience in the parquettc get
up and said they would.
Miss Carrie Austin of Charles and Carrie
Austin is in New Yerk, quite ill, and will
net be able te appear en the stage for sev
eral months. Physicians say thai? she will
probably never be able te de the military
Cel. Nelsen Truster fell dead a few even
ings age, iu the Grand opera house at In
dianapolis, whither he had gene te sce a
performance of " Our German Senater,"
by Gus Williams, who was a drummer boy
in the colonel's regiment, the Eighty-fourth
Indiana, during the late war.
" I say, Jehn," remarked the composer
of " Columbia," a few years age, " I've
get just the prettiest waltz movement you
ever heard ; it's just come into my head.
Listen," and he then and tliere hummed
his latest " inspiration."
" Yes," replied Jehn, with an aggravat
ing drawl, " I've always admired that
waltz. I've played it for about ten years."
That waltz was net republished.
While the Adalaide Neilson combination
were in Montreal, Can., they celebrated
the twenty-sixth anniversary of the wed
ding of Mr. and Mrs. II. A. Weaver, by
presenting them with handsome tokens of
esteem. L. F. Rand made the presenta
tion, and also read a graceful congatulato cengatulato congatulate
ry address from the pen of Mrs. F. A. Tan-,
nehill. Mr. and Mrs. Weaver were here
with Miss Neilson.
Signer Brignoli, while leaving Chicago
for St. Louts with the Mapleson opera
troupe, fell between two cars, "but was
rescued from death by the activity of a
brakeraan, who pulled him up just in time
te prevent him from being crushed into a
shapeless mass." Thus runs the imagina
tion of the reporter. Mere likely had the
brakeman net interfered the cars would
have been wrecked. Trifles like this have
never disturbed Brignoli, who intends te
live te be one hundred years old. X. T.
During 1879 mere railroad accidents oc
curred in the transportation of coal than of
any ether kind of freight.
During the year ending Sept. 150, 1879,
there were 843 railway accidents in the
United States: by which 182 persons were
killed and 752 hurt.
As an express train was approaching
Mendota Junction, Minn., a rail broke, and
three sleepers went down a 60 feet em
bankment. Ne one was killed.
Mr. and Mrs. Higgins and their 18-ycar-eld
daughter, while driving across the rail
road track in Milten, Iud., were struck by
a locomotive and killed.
Jehn D. newly was killed at a railroad
crossing at Wallingford, Conn., the ether
day. He is the fourteenth person killed
near, that place within the last few years.
Oliver Lanatal, of Cohoes, jumped from
the platform of a horse car, thinking that
the car would be run ever by a railroad
train. He was himself killed by the loco
motive. At Rene, Pa., a locomotive went head
long down an embankment, and Rebert
Simpsen, the fireman, was thrown partly
into the fire box, which was opened at the
time. He was burned te death.
Tha HMpplaeu of fjueeun;
Translated (nm tha French.
There is nothing of which we hear
sooner than this. When we are children
our nurses charm us, and make us envious
with their marvelous stories of life in the
palaces. Can we ever forget the Prince
Charming and what the Princess were
her dress the color of the sun ; hew she
rode iu a carriage ornamented all ever
with big rubies; that her sceptre was
a single diamond ; and her crown made of
stars snatched from heaven ?
Later the Almanack de Get ha recalls
these golden fables of our infancy, and we
see again the queens with their blonde
hair and bright eyes, their crowns high
upon their heads, and their great cloaks of
velvet trailing from their naked shoulders.
They smile with the smile of tranquil god
desses ; they are beautiful among the
beautiful, happy among the happy ; before
them ene bows or gees upon his knees ;
the earth is made sweet by the caress!' their
feet ; men only breathe as they nod ; joy is
everywhere about them.
O, sovereigns ! O, rulers ! leek what des
tiny has done for you.
Queen Victeria reached the throne
adorable, charming ! Crowned at West
minster when just sixteen, she married the
husband of her choice one of these Co Ce
burgs, who were the handsomest men of
their time. She loved se passionately that
she poisoned her own life and that of her
husband, who was a martyr te her idolatry.
Her jealous imagination saw infidelity
everywhere and always; ladies once her
dear friends became odious te her. She
drove away the ladies of houer and, at a
court ball she slapped the face of a pretty
girl te whom Prince Albert had addressed
a few words.
A day came when death called this hus
band, se fondly loved, and en that day
died, also, England's queen. The heart
had gene out of the body of the woman,
and nothing was left. Everything seemed
te have been brusquely tern away, and se
great was her despair, and se long did it
last, that, years afterwards, they discussed
a regency in Parliament. The motion was
defeated ; but after that the living corpse
of her who had been Victeria came, from
time te time, te open Parliament. The
English, who respect the dynasty, lowered
themselves before the eternal grief of this
old woman, for they saw still the crown of
the queen above the widow's cap. But she
never smiled .cave when, perchance, the
name of Prince Albert was mentioned.
The Queen of Belgium has an only son.
The child of ten years is as sweet and ex
quisite as a cherub. This royal infant is
sick. It is night, and he suffers, for he
burns with fever. He tries te smother his
cries of pain. The queen, notwithstand
ing her agony, worn out with long watch
ing, and obeying the supplications of her
ladies, retires for a little repose. But she
cannot sleep. She leaves her bed and re
turns, in haste, te her son. She approaches
softly. The prince appears te be soundly
sleeping. His breathing is equal and easy.
The pale face of Marie Henriette lightens
with happiness. Her boy is then saved.
since he can sleep. She gees out. Then
the royal baby calls te the doctor. The
doctor bends ever him. "De net tell
mother, " he says. "It makes her se
happy te think that I sleep."
That child will never be a king. To
morrow, in the evening, he is dead.
It is ten years since tlie Belgian prince is
dead, and no ether child has come te the
queen. At Brussels they seldom see her.
She is always with herself. If she gees
out she hears nothing, sees nothing. Her
hair is white. Her dress is always black.
nor ladies of honor are old aud ugly, and
made still mere ugly by the ugly ennui of
this court in lethargy. Ne one dare smile
before the queen, who still weeps, who
weeps always, and who cries, " Fer me
there is nothing mere in this world !"
All alone the empress of Russia plunges
into the intoxication of her tears. She
knows that, for a long time, the true
crown of the empress is net that which
she wears. She has always with her the
portrait of the emperor the likeness of
the man who loves her no mere.
Margaret of Italy dies slowly with a
tcrrible malady. She knows that her days
The Empress Eugenie lies upon the
ground with seven spears driven right
through her heart. Throne, hu.sband.sen,
beauty all are gene.
Fer having touched the crown of Spain,
two young queens fall as if struck by light
ning. The Duchess Aesta flies te Italy
aud wastes, in sickness and ageiry, te
death. Mercedes, that queen of eighteen
years, for whom life seemed se full, is cold
as marble in the tomb.
Christina of Austria hears nothing but
the noise of the pistol, sees nothing but
the gleam of the dagger.
Maximilian went te Mexico, and paid
for his ambition with his life. When the
grave closed ever him it held also the world
forCarletta. Since then her present is the
past. Her brain is blinded, and she does
net even knew that she suiters.
INTIMIDATING A CONGRESSMAN.
General Sherman Threaten a Member or
Representative Spear, of Georgia, re
cently introduced iu the Heuse a bill te
prohibit the bands of the army from
playing music en Sunday. The bill, it
seems, is objectionable te General Sher
man, and that distinguished officer
lias written a letter te Mr. Spear,
in which he threatens te remove
the troops from the garrison at Atlanta if
that gentleman presses his bill. There arc
several companies of troops and a band of
music statiened at Atlanta, and their pres
ence contributes te the amusement and
gavety of social life at that point, and adds
materially te the business interests of
Atlanta. The garisen is, therefore, popu
lar with the people, who would exert all
proper influence against its reduction or
removal. Gen. Sherman's letter threat
ening te remove the troops from Altanta
has been made known te the
people of that section, and has
resulted in bringing te Mr. Spear a large
number of letters protesting against the
passage of his bill. Mr. Spear has been
irritated by Gen. Sherman's method of
expressing opposition te his measure, and
regards his conduct as an attempt unduly
te influence legislation and te indimidatc
a representative in Congress in the dis
charge of his public duties. He therefore
proposes te rise te a personal explanation,
and te call the general of the army
te account for threatening te use his
official influence te defeat a meas
ure pending in Congress and for
attempting te intimidate members of the
Heuse. One of the rules of the war de
partment requires that all officers of the
army in addressing communications te
Congress, or te the members thereof, in
reference te any subject of legislation shall
forward them through the secretary of
war. Mr. Spear claims that Gen. Sher
man is subject te reprimand for violation
of this regulation in addressing a threaten
ing letter te him in reference te his bill for
prohibiting army bands from playing music
In Faver of Jehn Sherman.
A few of the supporters of Secretary
Sherman's nomination for the presidency
met in New Yerk city last evening, and
the preposition te form a Sherman club
was discussed iu a private and informal
way. A committee en resolutions, of
which William II. Guien is a member,
was appointed, and will report at an ad
journed meeting Saturday evening. The
meeting postponed all action until then.
An Ohie state official, who warmly sup
ports Mr. Sherman, said that felt dis
couraged, as the prospect of Grant's suc
cess at Chicago seemed te him very
Werk of thte Wallace Committee.
The investigating committee of the
United States Senate of which Senater
Wallace is chairman resumed work last
week in New Y'erk city. The purpose of
the committee in visiting New Yerk was
te take testimony in regard te the manner i
in which the federal election laws were ad
ministered in that city in 1878 In two
days thirty-seven witnesses were examined,
a majority of whom were citizens who
were disfranchised and arrested by the
United States marshals under the direction
of the notorious Davenport.
It was proved before the c mimittee that
the persons arrested by eiiu-r of Daven
port were first taken te the llepiihliean
headquarters in the Assembly district in
which they were arrested. There they
were examined by politicians connected
with the Republican organization who had
no official connection whatever with the
United States court and no jurisdiction
or power at all iu the matter. Afterward
they were taken before the United States
Thirty of the thirty-seven witnesses
were arrested because "they had alleged
fraudulent naturalization papers issued in
1808. These witnesses, hi every case,
were shown the original papers found en
file in the office of the clerk of the superior
court of the city of New Yerk, which were
produced before tha committee by the
clerk of that court. They each identified
the signature te the oath of allegianee
found therein te be their genuine signa
ture, and swore that that oath of allegi
ance was taken by them at the time of
their naturalization ; and that they each
knew the witness testifying te their resi
dence and saw him sign his name and be
sworn. All of these witnesses swore that
they get certified naturalization papers iu
18i8, and voted regularly upon them with
out difficulty from 18(58 te 1878. Many of
these were men of family, and all resi
dents for ever fifteen years in the city of
New Yerk prier te 1S78. Many of these
naturalization papers had been issued by
the courts te xeldicrx honorably discharged
from the federal army for service during
One case of a soldier named Jehn Wright
was shown, who served 4S years iu a New
Yerk regiment, and was naturalized by
reason of such services, and tried te vote
in November, 1878, after having voted
every year since 1SG8 without difficulty,
lie was arrested by the deputy marshal at
the polls, taken te the Republican head
quarters, from thence before Davenport,
detained several hours, imprisoned in the
iron cage with sonic fifteen ethers in the
upper story of the peatufiiue building and
was net permitted te go until he premised
net te vote. All of the men called te testi
fy were men apparently in the lower walks
of life, but sober and industrious. Net one
of them has ever been held te answer te
charges made against him en election day.
It was also proved that three men were
brought te Republican headquarters from
the polls where they had been arrested, and
were examined there. Twe of these men
were found te be Republicans, and per
mitted te go fiec. The third one was
found te be a Democrat, and sent down
te Davenport at the postefiicc, where he
was held te bail and his naturalization
paper taken from him. In one case a
warrant had been executed, the p.irty
arrested and brought before Daven
port ; the warrant was signed by Daven
port, and alieged information under
oath against the party arrested.
His counsel followed him and examined
into the question. The counsel was
sent by the district attorney te an upper
room in the postefiicc building, where he
found one Stephen Meshcr, who had a
large pile of information before him,
which he was signing. He asked for the
oath against his client, and was handed a
bundle of papers net indorsed nor folded,
containing about fifty affidavits relating
te that Assembly district. Net one of
these had the name of Davenport or any
ether official annexed te them. On ex
amination of them he found the informa
tion against his client in the same condi
tion, and net sworn te, although his
client had been arrested three hours before
upon a warrant based upon this informa
tion. These facts serve te expose the iniquit
ous uses te which the Republicans applied
the previsions of the federal election laws.
It is estimated that many thousands of cit
izens who were justly and lawfully entitled
te vote were disfranchised in 1878 by the
machinations of Davenport. The com
mittee will return te New Yerk in a few
weeks and complete their work.
LATEST NEWS BY MAIL.
It was the Trinity church in Harlaui, net
in New Yerk city, that was burned yester
day. It has been proved new beyond all doubt
that Manager Bertraud, of the French
Theatres ties Nations, committed suicide.
In Ccntreville, N. J., James Yard, jr..
while sheeting crews with his brother, was
instantly killed by the accidental discharge
of his gnu.
Mi's. Putney, an old lady residing at Hcd
Bank village, near Camden, while crossing
the railroad track at that place, was struck
by the Philadelphia express and instantly
Anether victim of unrequited love is a
young lady, the daughter of a prominent
merchant of Paris. She was found lying
dead with an .empty bottle of laudanum
At Leng Branch, Captiau Andriz. of the
wrecked bark Austria, while delirious at
tempted te stab himself iu the neck with
a pair of scissors. He says he 'will kill
himself at the first opportunity.
An engineer en a freight train en the
Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad tried
te cress a burning bridge near Durant,
Texas. The locomotive jxisscd ever, but
twenty-two cars were wrecked. Mike
Ivellv. fireman, lell m tlie me and was
burned te death.
Peter Gcrsbachcr, while coupling cars
in Medina, caught his feet between the
rails and was unahle te extricate it. A
car was coming toward him, and, with
presence of mind, he threw himself upon
the ground and seized thu brake red.
His right 'feet was crushed, but his life
A tramp who wa.i walking en the Penn
sylvania railroad near St-wart station, was
struck by tins engine of an extra freight
train and knocked some distance. When
picked up he was unconscious, and it was
found that his back was broken ami his
skull crushed, lie was taken te Greenr
burg, where he died shortly after.
In Santa Fe, N. M.. Neah Dunn, saioeu
keeper, a native of Nashville. Tenn., was
shot and instantly killed by Jack Arm
strong, a bridge builder en tlie raibead, j
in a dispute ever the price of the drinks. I
Dunn flim:milcil tweutv-iive cents for two
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imiihsaiiiiiiiiiBHuiM ."' """' " V V "
Olliy twenty cents, ivrmsireiiesc.ipeu. iiul
a posse of ten men are after him and his
canture is mere than probable. Dunn
had just married at Louisville and leaves a
In I'uffaie, N. Y., Peter Kcrtlc, who has
been an habitual drunkard for eleven years
and who has abused his wife se that she
had te leave him, went te the house of his
son, where his wife was stepping, and
demanded her return, threatening te sheet
her if shd did net come. She refused,
whereupon he fired, hitting her in the neck
and forearm. He then attempted te de
stroy himself by placing the revolver, a
seven-shooter, at his right car and firing,
after which he jumped into a cistern. Mrs.
Kertlc is badly injured and the would-be
murderer will die.
Mr. Martin, of David, Dores & Ce.,
New Yerk, says it is his candid opinion
that Mr. Jehn Allen, of Baltimore, has
been killed Net a dollar iu his accounts
with the firm is astray. He was a very
S miliar merchant en the corn exchange,
eep regret is expressed and net a suspi
cion is breathed derogatory te his integ
rity. Mrs. Allen si vs tlie !al she knows is
a note sent te her from the store enThurs-
day afternoon, saying he had gene te New
Yerk and would return Saturday, and ad
ding : "If you love me bear my absence
quietly." Ne domestic trouble has ever
disturbed their household.
A rumor has gained circulation in Albany
and elicits considerable talk among legis
lators and ethers, that a fissure was ifis ifis
eevered in the ceiling of the Assembly
chamber of the new capitol en Monday,
which was supposed te have resulted from
the settling of the foundation. It con
tinued te increase te such a degree that
sixty tens of stone were placed en the
reef te prevent further separation. The
attention of Senater Robertsen was called
te the matter, and he will cause an
Investigation te be made te-day. If
the rumor proves true it is probable that
the Legislature will return te the old capi
tol. LOCAL INTELLIGENCE.
ii. I.. Klvhhultz'rt Stere Kiibbrd.
The gun and cutlery store of H. L".
Eichholtz, Ne. .r8 North Queen street, was
entered last night by burglars and robbed
of tine pistols and cutlery te the amount
of about $200. Seventeen revolvers of all
sizes and kinds were taken from the plate
glass shelves suspended in the front win
dow, and about twenty ether revolvers
were taken from the counter show east.,.
Frem the same case ten or twelve deen of
pocket knives were taken and from a shelf
behind the counter were taken several
dozen of line razors. The thieves used a
geed deal of discrimination in selecting
their plunder, taking only the liest ami
leaving undisturbed the goods of inferior
quality. As their operations must have
been conduced iu the dark or with no hot
ter light than that afforded by matches or
a dark lantern, it seems probable they had
been there during business hours, pricing
the finer kinds of goods and knew e-iactly
where te find them.
The thieves effected an entrance into tin:
store by forcing the lock of the front deer
with a jimmy or a bread chi.su!. The
thieves probably had both of these
appliances, as tlie deer is a great ileal
gouged above the lock, mid anions th
marks are these or a two-inch ehistd.
"Mr. Eichholtz closed his store at aheu:
half-past eight o'clock Ia:,t evening, and
the burglary was net di.icueicd until he
came te open it at 7 o'clock this niernhig.
There is a private watchman en the hln-i;
in which the burglary was committed, but
he is net in the pay of Mr. Eichholtz, and
probably passes his store without making
the same scrutiny of it as he does of these
belonging te his employers. Anether laci
connected with the robbery may he men
tioned. When Mr. Eichholtz closes his
store lie turns oil" the uas, white
all or nearly all ei the elhur
store-keepers keep the gas burning
all night. The want of a watch
man and light may have encouraged the
burglars te attack his establishment, and
yet 1'acr's book store, only half a h!eck
away, was recently robbed notwithstand
ing its gaslight and watchman.
The thieves left none of their imple
ments behind them, and nothing else n
give a clue te them except the mark en
the deer aud a few blue-headttl common
lirictien matches, a few of which they hail
lit te enable them the Letter te accom
plish their work.
(ratio of J'u;)!!"!.
The following is tiie grade by t:!as.-es ei'
the pupils iu attendance at the hey.-. m;c m;c
endary school, North Mulberry street. :ei
the month ending January 5l, 1880. Ui.
first uelumu of figures indicating progress
in the several branches of stiidj', and the
second column the conduct fit the pupils :
Allii'h;lit A K-... S
I'aker Willie SO
Itnuly Chas si
Charles Jehn Hi
Druppunl WiuJ . K
1 1 van s .Sydney.. s:
Khrisinan Cluia. lis
S9:McGevt!rn K s:, 4"
GOtl'rJuiKl'-V James si
"M Itimck Win M... 'J7j
XJ'Stirk Isaac Ki .".'
Stene: K M
Herr Chas C.
Graham At leu...
78 Grid Waiter Ml, ts
lODHlurpcl : L 7.V :s
ir llelrii:k Jiihn 77 j SI
28 Ili-ilsliu lliirrv.. ' "
'Si Harding Klam.. '.' '
iKiKruhler Cli:i s'J.IW
iMILvihslv K -t '-
1 McXuiiittitnii .. 7i
:J Spriiii-r Harry. 7S
ill i iuui
Renttel I) 70
KiiukiiiHlI W si
lIUiici- Jehn '
Chambers J:ls... si
Cexev ! J ii)
Diivvler Gee 71
Hull II C 7Hj
i!0 Shupi) T I'...
.Yi't'rlwii C K..
75Zoek SK ....
Ilitrtman Cli:t... 'H
Kirkpatrick Wm 7.7
Kuulmaii K(lv.. -U)
"k!' 40 Mussulman Win
i2l llVXaiiinan Chat...
7S 40 Uehrer Hecter..
liS '!7 Itiiub K K
I.li ,hu Ke.su Win
s:j! s Sain.-en "'
l.-.l HOShiiiillu Frank..
Am wake Chas...
Hoever Y .1
Lecher C It
Loeher W U i2i :vt
Lutz Freil 7.11 i"i
Wiiuv C K....
Will ;. K
sin liiHiiblev Alf
ISewurM iiurficrt. -
I'urr Michael a
Gi Jolin-en Frank.
Miller Cli as
Sweii k M II
;!it Gee. .V.t; ."::
Hartley Michael. (W
Illcitsliu v. III..
lieniiierxer il... x.
ISeettncr Albert UI
Weaver Gee ...
! Cast i-M
Tin- 221 Ti.ift Vtr.r. ,
The 2"2d of February falling this year e:i
Sunday, the banks will observe the Mon
day following as a holiday. The law re
lating te legal holidays, passed April 2d,
187:5, reads as fellows : " Whenever the
2"M of February occurs en Sunday, the
following day shall be deemed and dt
clarcd a public holiday. " All paper due
en such Monday is jiayabte en the 21st
David II. Potts, manager of the Western
Union telegraph office, yesterday erected
a telephone for Samuel Moere, between
his residence and tobacco warehouse.