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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE ; WEDNESDAY AUGUST 11. 1880.
THE DAILY BEE.
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every tnornlntr , except Sunday.
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OMUIA Dmfls. checks iml poitolllco orders
to bo tnnilc pnynulo to tiir order of the coiiiiutnj .
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llshlnu company , deus solemnly swear tlmt
the nptiml circulation-of lliolatlv ) Dee
lor tnc week eliding Aug. Ctli , IHSG , was as
HMtmlay , 31st 12,500
Jlomlny , 2nd I'-Wfi '
TiiMilny. 8nl 13l"fi
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Subscribed and sworn to before nio this
7th ilny ot August , 18bO. N. 1 * . l-'r.it , ,
[ HKAI , . | Notary Public.
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pom : * ami says that bo Is M'cretaryof the Bee
Publlslilnu' coinpnny , tbat the actual average
dally circulation or tlio Dally IJco for the
month of Jnuimry , 18SO , was 10i78 , ! copies ;
lor February , IbSO , 10,5io ! copies : for March.
WKO , 11.037 copies ; for April , 18SO , 1 , ! )
copies ; lor May. 1SSO , 12.4fa copies ; for June ,
1SSO , 12'jos , copies ; for July , 1880. I2.au copies.
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Subscribed and sworn to before me , this
2d day of August , A. D. 1BSO.N.
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fBiAr. . | Notary Public.
Mn. CuvKr.ANi : > 's veto pou will grow
rusty during tlio recess.
NEBRASKA crops , when prices arc taken
into consideration , will bring more than
nn average return to Nebraska fanners.
PUE-KMITIONS , timber filings and desert
land entries arc still In order. Congress
failed to coinu to an agreement on the
question of repealing the land laws.
Tin ; present value of waterworks stock
is $140.00 on the hundred. Loss than
half this amount represents expenditures.
The other half represents the value of the
BOSTON is to change her street car lines
to cable cars. In Omaha the question
Hcom.i to bo whether the cable cars shall
not be compelled to change the street
OMAHA keeps inarching on with
abundant capital for investment ( lowing
into the city and bank clearances showing -
-ing the heaviest percentage of increase of
any financial center in the country.
Foil tlio sake cf harmony among the
Douglas county democracy it is to bo
hoped that no moro democratic states
men will p.iss in their cheeks for some
time to eomo.
It' any moro apologists of Mr. Paul arc
ready to publish statements of the kind
sent oil by Mr. Lewis let thorn speak
right out. lint wo Imvo no idea that Jim
Paul is hankering after denials of that
T"K nfl'octlon which every scheming
political mountebank and shyster rail
road attorney now displays for Nebraska
farmers is. HO ( loop that it can't bo
fathomed by a twenty-foot sounding lino.
The campaign Is on.
THE newly elected commandor-in-
chief of the Grand Army of the Republic ,
General Lucius Falrchlld , has served
twice as governor of Wisconsin , once as
consul general to Liverpool and a term
as minister to Spam. He is n popular
old soldier and n genial and accom
John Sherman is doubtless in training ,
John A. Logan lias his weather eye care
fully trained on the white house. Perhaps -
haps Mr. Kdmunds meant to hint gently
that republicans should carefully weigh
the claims of the two senators last men
tioned as standard bearers in the next
Republicans could go further and faro
SOME wlso prophets have discovered
that Senator Van Wyck will encounter
"considerable opposition. " This is a
great find , No candidate for senator in
Nebraska over had an easy walkaway in
the struggle for a seat nt Washington.
If Senator Van Wyck proves nn excep
tion to the rule it will bo because the
railroads propose to actually retire from
SENATOII VAH WYCK hag returned
homo and will mingle freely among
his neighbors and friends during
the congressional recess. Some of his
constituents will have tin opportunity to
listen to what the senator has to say upon
moro live topics tlmu army organization
or tlio number of copies of tlio congres
sional directory which public interests require -
quire to bo printed.
THE only remaining representative ol
the presidential candidates of antebellum
lum davs is general Fremont , Ruther
ford 1) ) . Hayes and Chester A. Arthur arc
the only mini now living who have occu
pied tl.o presidential oiHco , Grant , Buy.
mour. McOlcllan , Hancock , Tildou and
HcndrioKs havo. died within the past thir
teen months. Mrs. Tyler , Mrs. Polk ,
Mrs , Grant , Mrs. Ilayo.s and Mrs. Garfield -
field are still In the land of tlio living.
All of them but Mrs. Hayes are widow *
nml each receives an annuity of $5,000
Mit. J. 0. lanvis hvs : iiublishcd ti letter
in rcferenca to tlio luil ; matter , \vhlch
&iight to m\ko : the former cundiilite ; for
governor , ornwl into a hole niul pull tlio
in After him , Mr. howls denies cm
tluit ho niado any slntonunit
" /or unblionllon , " bill wishes it "dis
t'.ncllj undorstootl tlmt ho does not deny
olliet' report that mny bo ID oirpnln-
In rtin JM > - -
If | | tftarfully iidnilt , dooi uot
tiny great extent , ,
A llsj > rnccful Spectacle ,
Tlio bitter , rclontles nnd vindictive
wnrfaro whicli the Ikrultl is wngingupon
in clement of democracy whicli rcurc-
* cnts live-sixths of llio parly , not only in
Douylns county but in the state , n Nurds
n great deal of entertainment to ro.publl-
; ans. In tlio scramble for spoils nml
loners between the packing house and
slaughter house factions , the natural out-
: omovns u bitter warfare n.mong the
leaders.Vhcn \ Morton went to Kuropo
and Mlllor expatriated himself because lie
lad been snubbed by the administration
n. trtico was expected , by which for n
time sit least , tlio hostile clans would rest
on their arms. Hut the substitute whom
Dr. Miller had imported from Minnesota
s a natural born wrecker , and ho was in
tis clement when ho found that his chief
ladsomo nnomics in thu party whom ho
lesiretl to bushwhack. So the war was
on again , nnd the Herald , which aspired
to dominate tlio whole democratic party ,
swung once moro in line as the bludgeon
> f a rule or ruin fragment.
So intensely malignant has this com-
non scold become Unit oven the death of
Sam Tlldcii was jumped at ns
.in occasion for hammering and
ticking democratic leaders whom the
> arty hail honored against tlio Jlcrahl's '
> l > positlon. Such a disgraceful spectacle
las never been presented in the state.
There lias for years been strife among
epublieans in Nebraska , but they have
icver yet had tlio indecency to fall out
over the corpse of a public man. Memo-
ial services have been held hero over
lalf n do/.cn eminent republicans , at
which I he leaders of all factions pavtlclpa-
.cd in pcnieot harmony. Had any of
, hem dared to show n spirit of factional
ntolerance they would have been stamped
.0 death politically speaking. It remained
lor Douglas county democrats to present
.o the country the unseemly spectacle of
a quarrel over the bier of their most dis
tinguished leader. The paper owned by
one of the actual pall bearers of Mr
Tildon should of all others have been
the last to instigate and carry on such a
disgusting exhibition. It only shows
what men with small mlndsand big galls
can do when they occupy a position
which demands men of n largest calibre.
DOCH JIo Menu These ?
Mr. Kdmunds being safe in his sena
torial seat for another six years , thinks
that the republicans should skip thu
cast in their search for the next presi
dential caiutidatc. Mr. Kdmunds is sate
from assault. The railroad Icicle from
tlio Green Mountain state will not bo approached
preached by the next nominating con
vention. With undoubted ability , pro-
round learning on constitutional ques
tions and long experience with national
allairs , Air. Kdmunds lias yielded too
often to the blighting blandishments of
the corporations to expect popular sup
port as the nominee of his party.
It is scarcely probable that Mr. lilaine
will be again selected to load the party.
A defeated candidate is not ordinarily
considered n party mascotte to head a
second assault. Those who are wisest in
tlio party councils are generally agreed
that nothing would be gained by taking
up the cause of the man from Maine u
second time and again waging a defensive -
ivo campaign on the question of record.
This is possibly what Mr. Edmunds hints
at in his remark.
But how about the west ? Mr. Ingalls
Is out of tlio question. He is able. , bril-
hint and witty , but ho lacks mental bal- *
last. The corporations of Kansas and
elsewhere lind in him one of their strong
est bulwarks against anti-monopoly pres
sure. 'Mr. Ingalls would not do.
The cable road at the very outset llnds
itself blocked by a temporary injunction
crantod by Judge Dundy of the United
States district court. Although it was to
liayo been expected that obstacles would
bo thrown in the way of the cable road
by the horse railway company , the
grounds upon which an Injunction is
asked for are preposterous.
In these days of broad construction of
public rights in their relations to public
corporations the plon of oxelusivcncss has
long since been exploded. The supreme
courts of tlio various states nnd the fed
eral supreme court , have time and again
decided that the grant of a franchise to a
public corporation cannot bo mailo ex
clusive. The Omaha horse railway can
not maintain a monopoly of all our streets
or any of them as a vested right. They
hold a franchise to operate n city rail
road , but they cannot block tlio whole
street as against any other corporation
which may obtain the privilege of carry
ing on the business of a common carrier
in our streets. If it Is conceded tlmt the
horse railroad hax the monopoly of all
the passenger traflio in the city limits ,
then they might as well assort ownership
of the streets.
But wo Imvo no idea that the plon of
monopoly Is any thing moro than n device
to delay the building of the cable road.
Dismissing tills point , there are doubtless
other questions upon which the street
railway company can make a stronger
stand , They must roall/.o that Oinulia
has reached n point where faster transit
is demanded. Wo must liayo cable road
service over tlio hills to the suburbs. If
the horse railway company would trans
form its main lines into cabin roads they
might bo. force in tlio protest , against ,
double the service on the same
streets. Otherwise the public will insist
that they shall not bo deprived of the
benefits of inventions by which the slow
poke mule speed can bo supplanted by
Tilden and Cleveland.
It may bo of considerable service to Mr ,
Cleveland to have it understood that his
relations with Mr , Tildon wore of the
most friendly character , nnd that cer
tainly as to ins silver letter and perhaps
with respect to some of his other views
and acts ho had the approval of the Into
sago of ( Jroystone. In view of the fact
that Mr. Cleveland docs not appear to
have many of the leading men of hi.s
party very solidly with him , it would
seeni to bo quito expedient that he should ,
if possible , counteract their inlluoncu
with the rank and ( llo of tlio party by
showing that ho nnjoycd the personal ro-
gpoct and political confidence of the lirst
democrat of hU time , nnd if ho can suo-
cnssfnlly make ths | showing he muy war.
mutably indulge tho. expectation of a ro-
nomination , which ho undoubtedly dc-
biros , lila friends are prompt in deny
ing statements uiado .since the death of
Mr , Tildon reflecting unfavorably upon
thojr relations , nnd producing fapts to
ponfuto those statements. It is Assorted
. Tildan strongly favftroij tlio
iu 1831 , and
that nil of his warmest friends , directly
under the inllucnno of the distinguished
leader , of whom Mr , Manning is one.
wcro nrdcut boomers of Cleveland ,
while the anil Tilden men quilo
generally were his active opponents. The
pupil and friend of the dead politician ,
who is said to liayo learned of him his
earliest lessons in political management ,
Manning , was the president's llrat anil
last choice for secretary of tlio treasury ,
and when the mindof Mr. Cleveland was
perplexed with the question of expedi
ency in taking two members of the cabi
net from New York , Mr. Tilden was
appealed to with the result known.
Another pupil nnd friend of the dead
lender , who is perhaps moro thoroughly
imbued with Tildenlsm than oven Man
ning , is Colonel Daniel Lament , who is
understood to hold a place nearer to the
car of the president than any man In tlio
cabinet or elsewhere. A letter of Mr.
Tilden to Mr. Cleveland Is published in
which tlio silver letter of the latter , so
sharply reproved by the democrats of I lie
forty-eighth congress , is commended as
being "absolutely perfect , " and it is fur
thermore said that the president wab the
recipient frequently of letters from Mr.
Tilden , among them one within n month
inviting hlmselt and wife to pay a visit to
( jrcystone. All this seems conclusive
enough in disproof of the statements
that have been somewhat freely made to
the cll'cct that these potentates in
democratic politics were estranged ,
nnd it is not doubtful that a discreet
use of these facts by the friends of Mrl
Cleveland would bo very much to the
advantage of the president with the party.
It is perhaps unnecessary to remark that
Mr. Cleveland' : ] ca.so will bear any
amount of bolstering that can be given it
between this lime and the assembling of
the national democratic convention.
An Unfortunate First Kxperlenoe.
It is to bo regretted tlmt Miss Cleveland -
land has at tlio very beginning of her
editorial career encountered a most disagreeable -
agreeable dilliculty , which if it does not
at once bring to an end her literary work
in the west , either from her own choice
or the force of circumstances , must in
evitably detract from its usefulness , for
the shadow that has fallen upon the
pathway of Literary Life by the financial
collapse of its publishers will still further
narrow the already restricted field in
which that publication had found a
clientele. Although perhaps no very
extraordinary results were expected of
Miss Cleveland in her new Held of in
tellectual activity , there was still a most
ecarty general desire that she would
make n success of the venture , and really
find in tlio west a fulfillment of iier vivid
and genial , if somewhat unsophisticated ,
imaginings of the possibilities of this land
of promise , and a generous fruition of
her rosy expectations. There was assur
ance that if she could go on unlramelled
with the doubtful enterprise of
which she hud taken tlio editorial
control , she would at least givu it
a unique individuality and a distinctive
character that would render it interest
ing , and there wns reason to hope that in
time it miirlit ho made a gratifying suc
cess in her hands. Miss Cleveland is un
questionably nn accomplished woman ,
nnd she has given proof that she has a
tact for readily adapting herself to new
conditions anil circumstances. Siie has
a great deal to learn in her new occupa
tion , but she would doubtless in due time
acquire ; the essential knowledge if the op
portunity to do so remained.
At present , however , it seenn likely
that the opportunity will not remain.
Unless Literary Life shall pass Into
other and more responsible hands than
those of A , I1. T , Elder , its speedy death
is more than probable , and should Kldcr
attempt to kuop it ulloat It is not likely
after the exposure of his financial hollowness -
ness , and ns the dispatches represent
the matter , his thoroughly unprincipled
nml dishonest business methods , that
Miss Cleveland will consent to bo further
identified with him. She must feel deeply
indignant at having been made tlio
victim of tlio basest deception and false
pretenses , clearly shown by the
disclosures of tlio financial rottenness of
Kldor , and she is not the sort of person to
condone a proceeding which can only bo
properly dfaraotomod as un outrage.
The mistake of Miss Cleveland was in
not making a careful inquiry as to the
financial standing of this publisher of
Jsitcrary L\fc \ , which she could have in
formed herself of in Chicago with very
little trouble ; but this is nn error for
which she cannot bo blamed , while the
fact that tlio guvo'full confidence to
Elder's now evident misrepresentations ,
to use no harsher term , renders his
course more heinous ami contemptible.
It is shown that Kldor was worse than
bankrupt when ho contracted with Miss
Cleveland to edit his periodical , and that
both with respect to her nnd the pubho
ho has boon shamelessly playing a game
of false pretenses , while with respect to
his creditors lie has been doing oven
worse than this. The suspension of Lit-
entry Jitfe would not bo nn irreparable
loss , and would occasion no regret ex
cept ns u present disaster to the pleasing
anticipations and cheerful hopes of its
accomplished and universally respected
SECKCTAHV BATAIID is reported to bo
quite sanguine that the Issue between the
governments of the United States nnd
Mexico , growing out of the Cutting
affair , will bo amicably adjusted , nnd thu
Mexican minister nt Washington , who is
unqoBtlonnbiy n warm friend of this coun
try , has publicly stated his conviction
that there will bo a satisfactory settle
ment. As Mr. Baynrd , however , ndlieres
firmly to his view that the assumption by
Mexico of tlio right to try and punish nn
American citizen for a crime under its
laws ( iguiustn Mexican citizen commit
ted ou American soil , is untenable and
cnnnot bo tolerated , nnd the Mexican
government appears to bo equally firm
in maintaining its attitude , It Is evident
that the SQltlemont of tl o controversy
may not bo BO easily accomplished as
might at first thought be supposed , The
puoplo of the United States will certainly
insist upon a vnry material modification ,
is not a complete abandonment of Mexi
co's extraordinary assumption , but ; ft
muy rerttiiru something moro urgent and
practical than diplomatic logic nnd per *
suasion to oil'eut this result.
THE report is current that a controlling
Interest in the city water works company
Is about to pass into the hands of Boston
capitalists. Wo hope that this report
will provo true , Omaha has outgrown
the local water works company ami this
community would1 l-be'lbenefitted ' by nn
infusion of foreign Q.ipilnl and n neces
sary enlargement of the works to meet
the demand of n cit # covering forty
square miles of territory. The people of
Omaha Imvo exhibited a great deal of
forbearance toward the , homo company
because it was known that they had
strained their means to operate the
works under many uhadvantages. The
time has como , lunvoTor , when either the
present company or some other company
must renovate their works nml give tills
community what the cditrnct calls for ,
clean , wholesome water from reservoir
pressure. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
THE new treaty of commerce between
England and Spain , which goes into ef
fect on next Monday , gives to the former
country valuable commercial advant
ages not enjoyed by aiy other nation in
trndorelations with S.nin. ] The Mircwd-
ncss and superiority ot English diplomacy
in this direction was ngnln illustrated in
the arrangement of thi < treaty , the bone-
Ills from which the mcvliantsnnd manu
factures of Great Britain will enjoy to the
exclusion of those of other countries , and
particularly of the United States , our
government never havng been able to
successfully compete with England in ad-
vnntnngeous commercial relations with
IT was to be expected that tlio Cutting
imbroglio would be tt.kcn advantage of
by the inventive fancies of the corre
spondents to send oui alarming reports ,
but nothing was locked for quite so
absurdly incredible nslho statement which
comes from El Paso tint the Governor of
Chihuahua has ordered the authorities of
Paso del Norto to cir off Cutting's head
and deliver it to lh Americans in the
event of an attack froia Texas.
Tun character of C.ittlng has nothing
to do with the principle whether Ameri
can citi/ens are to be imprisoned by for
eign governments for offenses committed
on their native soil.
Cardinal Ollibons , of Baltimore , now occu
pies the Deer I'urk cottage In which the pres
ident's honeymoon was spent.
Kx-Seiiiitor Bruce , of Mississippi , will In
October begin a course of 100 lectures , for
which he will receive S130 ,1 night.
Allen 0. Tlumiiiin recently salil to a re
porter : " 1 aia simply a jliost waiting on the
banks of the river Slyx for the summons to
Henry Matthews , Q. C. , who was so pitiless
in stoning Sir Charles Dilko for Jhls sins ,
was himself co-rcspondnit In a celebrated di-
vorcesult twentv-two'Jtnrs ' ago. This was
tlio Clietwynd case , anU'it caused almost as
much Hcaiulal nt tlio time rts the Dllko-Craw-
ford trial has recently ilnno" " .
Don Carlos , the Spnilsh ) , protomli'r , has re
turned to Venice , where Iwlwill remain until
October , lie is sufTerlntr from chronic throat
trouble. < .1
1-nay Dilke is said to bo upon the verge f
di'inpiitin , ns the result of Sir Charles'
.scandalous dolujrs.JVet this , at least ,
was a case in which nO | blind stop Was
Dr. Sundcrlnml.of Washington , Is probably
the best known of all I'thc.Cnpltal clergymen
outshlo of the district. Ills church has been
a popular one with many aiTiulnistratioiisnnd
cabinets. * ' '
General William F.'Jto&rsbl ! llulTnlo , who
Is regarded us likely w , succeed Public
Printer Hounds , is not a general by courtesy.
He won his title by hard fighting during the
war. Ho won tout as the colonel ot a roRl-
mont raised around Bullulo and fought right
through to the end , coming out finidly ns a
brevet major general and actual brigadier
general. He had a very gnllant record.
A. Surplus of Statesmen.
There is a painful surplus of statesmen
who are invincible lu stalls and Invisible hi
A Outline Question.
Ziouf rlle ( CoHHfix/ouniaf.
"Mexico has only two warvessels. Shall
the insult of tlmt execrable government bo
A Now Man In 1888.
If the suloiuo ot presidential possibilities
goes on us fast the next two years ns during
the past six months , It will certainly bo a
"now man" in
It costs n good deal of iiionov to cct the
country's robbers and murderers behind iron
bars , and the sickly sentimentality tlmt Is
Jetting thorn out is more than disgraceful. It
A ISarren Identity.
St. Louts I'ost.
If postmasters are not permitted to re-elect
the congressman who secured postolllces for
them , Ohio politics will soon bo reduced to
-what the late Governor Allen called "a d d
barren ideality , "
Tlioy Are MlHtixkon.
S ( . Lout * nepulllean.
I ! tlio citizens at Mexico Imagine that they
can pull a handful of tall feathers out of the
American eagle without liavlnt ; that longsuffering -
suffering fowl remonstrate with them about
It , they are mistaken.
KUa llVictJcr H'tteor.
Oh hoi for the west , tlio lioniullpss west ,
Wliore pastures nud creeds are broad.
Wlierotlio brue/.olsa toulo that thrills the
Blown straight from tljo hills of God.
The east Is a land of dc.Td mon'g bones ,
Laid tier on nioiildcrini : tier.
And the damp malarial ivlmt tlmt moans
Js the breath of tliosu eiuUmon near.
And its slow , pulu people socm merely
wrulths . ] , i
Tlmt have stmywl away JWm tlio tomb ,
Clutching thoirculU aneqstniJ faiths
And wrapped In the Ci\ni)0utn \ ) of gloom.
And the mountains rlso'lii ' ' 'And restrict the
BiL'llt , ' I
As Its creeds restrict the soul ;
Hut away and ovpr thu Iruwiilug height
These billowy pasturpi rolj.
And there the people aro"flc. i1iuiid blood ,
.Sinew 11 iul miiHclo nml'bnUn ' ,
And thostioug llfe-tlde'lb a crimson flood
Thrilling through nerve aud vein.
They rlclo for miles o'er meadows of green ,
They follow thu trail of tlio kno | ,
And scarcely a tomb by the way Is seen ,
And tlioufr they drink M like wjno.
Drown of feature and bold of heart ,
They ride in tun I'aco of the blast ,
And nature Is dearer to diem than Art ,
And the Present 1 $ moiu than the Past.
They do not sit down by tllQ tombs of the
They llvo In the world of to-day ;
For the Present Is hcie , ud | | tliy past has lied
And the future Is on the way ,
Then ho I for the West land , fair and broad
The laud where thought U Uee ;
Where people llvo close to nature's Uod.
Oh , that Is the land for me.
A Hopeful Editor.
TCMI StJtlHO * .
Colonel Bill Snort , editor of the Crosby
County Clariou and Farmer's Vindicator ,
made a flying trip to Washington not lone
ago. He Is an applicant for any position
within the gift ot the president'provided It
Im * nn adequate salary attached to It. "Whore
Is your baggage , Bill ? " asked n frlcnd who
met 1dm nt the depot. "Baggage I" exclaimed -
claimed Bill , "how do you expect me to Imvo
nny b.igago when I've not even been ai > -
pointed yet ? Walt until I have been In ofllco
a few months nnd then 1 will show you moro
plunder tlmli you can carry off In a four-
mule wagon. "
A Source of Comfort.
Oir ( < iir ( > Trllntnc.
If the Hon. William II. Knsllsli of Indiana
Is really In earnest In saying that ho Intends
to retire from politics It must be a source of
comfort to him that lie can do It without leav
ing n hole behind him.
A Stupid I-ot.
Ono oT the causes of the lame ami halting
career of the democratic parly lu Ohio Is tlio
hick of ability in Its journalism. With the
exception of the Cincinnati Kiiqulrcraiid a
few others the Ohio democratic papers nro a
Outline Should Not be Pardoned.
The most complete answer to Bayard's
assertion that Cutting's otl'ense was com
mitted "wholly on American soil" is
toiind in the action of the Mexican court
in pronouncing the American culprit
guilty. The finding of the judge was
based entirely on the original libel , which
was written , printed , and published on
Mexican soil , and the reiteration of the
calumny in an American paper coupled
with an indecent assault on the court
were treated merely as aggravating cir
cumstances , if indeed they were consid
ered at all. Wo fail to see anything in
the final judgment of the Mexican court
which will authorize any complaint on
the part of Secretary Bayard unless ho is
determined to make American black
guardism more respectable abroad than
it is nt homo.
Facts now established beyond question
show that Cutting was a resident of the
Mexican town of Paso del Norto and
was engaged there in the publication of
a disreputable sheet. It was in Paso del
Norto that ho wrote , published , and cir
culated the original libel against Medina ,
and there is not the remotest doubt but
that for that net ho wns responsible to
Mexican law. Indeed , when brought into
court Cutting did not deny the surisdic-
tiou of the Mexican authorities , but
begged for a compromise , nnd through
the leniency of the judge it was agreed
to dismiss the charge if the accused
would publish a formal retraction in his
Paso del Norto paper in tlio manner au
thorized by the Mexican law. By the
contemptible trick of printing tlio re
traction in extremely small typo without
punctuation or capitalization Cutting
violated the conditions of his release , anil
was , moreover , guilty of contempt of
court. Not content with this ho caused
a reiteration of the original libel , to
gether with nn assault on I ho Judge , to bo
published in an American paper across
the river , and it , is alleged that ho aided
personally in circulating in Paso del
Norto this second edition of his calum
nies.No respectable lawyer will say that
Cutting's act of bad faith in violating the
conditions of his release did not revive
the original charge against himor , rather
put it where it was before , with an ag
gravated circumstance added. His first
ofl'onso was perpetrated wholly on Mex
ican soil , and for it lie was amenable to
the Mexican courts conclusively ; and
having abused the lenity of the judge nnd
violated the terms of his discharge the
authorities at Paso del Norto were oound
to proceed against him nuow.So far a.s
this case is concerned it is immaterial
whether or not Cutting's second and third
libels were printed in the United States
and circulated in Mexico in such manner
as to ma.ro him responsible to the laws of
the latter country , and that matter is in
teresting only as it suggests whether the
Mexican authorities have not still re
maining charges under which the Ameri
can libeler can be sentenced to the peni
tentiary for additional terms. Cutting
has shown himself a licentious iibeler and
a craven trickster who used the protec
tion of American citizenship while seek
ing to violate the laws of Mexico , nnd it
is time for Mr. Bayard to cense hia mis
representations of this cuso.
The latest report is that the Mexican
government , having vindicated its laws
by trying and convicting Cutting , will
set him tree by pardon , in tlio hope of
"pacifying tlio United States. " The Mex
ican government should donothingof the
sort. It has attempted merely to enforce
its laws against an offender who nlmso.1
tlio lenity previously shown him nnd who
should now ho awarded tlio punishment
ho merits. And so far us "pacification"
Is concerned , when the facts now coming
to light are generally understood in the
United States it will bo conceded that
Mexico is not the conntry whoso state de
partment is called upon to apologize or
put itself in an attitude of humiliation.
Tlio United States can hardly afford the
disgrace of compelling Mexico to revoke
a lawful , righteous act simply because
she is an inferior power. Mexico lias
nothing for which to apologize , and she
should keep Cutting whore ho belongs.
No place is as attractive to persons
seeking pleasure , time , supporter future
as the stagp. A great actor.bcforo whom
the dark curtain foil many years ngo.givo
it as his opinion that the majority of per
sons in all civilized countries were" stage
struck" during some portions of their
lives. F.or years ho received letters
every day fr < m persons ho had never
scon asking how they could obtain posi
tions in a theatre. Some wcro from
women of wealth and positionwho cared
next to nothing about a salnry. Not a
few were from lawyers , doctors , minis
ters , who stated that they desired an on-
oiipation that would bo congenial to their
taste and which would nllordthom pleas
ure , Many were written by nulto young
boys and girls , who declared that they
had boon unhappy in every employment
thuy had boon engaged In since they tint
saw a performance on the stage. All
seemed to think that thu llfo of an actor
wan free from caru and anxiety , and full
Country people who have never visited
n theater are attracted by the show-ring
of the traveling circus Score * of country
boys nnd girls run away from homo
every year In order to > connect them
selves with some circus trouno or com
pany of players. It la with the wnlueo as
with the cottage , Not a fww poisons of
noble birth Imvo desired to play In public ,
The circumstance that nctoru spend their
time and energies in pleasing others is
sulh'oiotit to convince many people that
thuy are vnry happy thomsolyos. 'I hu
iivu'nigo "small boy" thinks tlio circus
clown is the ( inimical mm ) alive , ami hu
wishes from his heart of hearts that ho
wiu ono himself , Tlio plowboy longs to
bo a burclmck rider , while tun girl who
Jius a place in thu oholr of some infill
church jonga to bo iui opera singer.
AH tliesq persons would do. wojl to
road pie sad utory of Uu > end ot "MtUfi
VJo , the Queen of thq Air , " Hilt was
published in this paper last week. Ilor
performances of tlio tralicxd li u u >
lighted millions and her lot in life had
been envied , She died unrecognized in
a charity hospital in New Orleans , and
her body was being dissected , as those of
thu unclaimed paupitr dead arc , when
some of her profession obtained and gave
them burial. Her lot was that of many of
her class. Exposure , Joss of sleep , lack
of rest , nnd constant exertion oven whnn
fatigued had broken down her constitu
tion early In life. In order to enable her
to Dcrform the nets required of her she
bad for years made frequent use of
narc9tlcs. The gratification of her
acquired love for narcotics and her love
of dress had swallowed up her earning * ,
nml she died n pauper , with none but
charity nurses to minister to her wnnls.
A London paper of recent date gives n
sad account of the vast number of
biokcn-down actors and actresses that
congregate in tlmt city. It declares that
they constitute the most miserable lot
that ran ho found In the great metropo
lis. Tholr condition is oven worse than
that ol decioplt sailors , miners nnd street
laborers. Many of them are possessed of
flue talents. mo t of them well educated.
nnd all of them "havo seen bettor days.1
Not a few of them are still young. 1-or a
variety of reasons , however , they can no
longer find employment in their old pro
fession , which is generally overcrowded ,
nud they cannot obtain other occupa
tions. As a rule they are oomplotolv
destitute. Many of them spent n small
patrimony in preparing for the stage
At llrst their pay was very .small , and
they wcro able to save nothing , lu their
more prosperous days , moul of their sal
aries was required for stage or ordinary
ilrc-is. Halt of thorn are consumptive.
Few will regret when the drama of lifo
An Interest liif ? ICvont Tlmt Followed
the Kail of Hluliiuoiid ,
( icneral Dnko in August Bivouac ; It
was determined tlmt we should rosiuno
our march that night for Washington ,
On. , ono or two days' march distant , and
orders were issued by General Hreckin-
ridge that we move at midnight. About
ton o'clock t received a message from
General Brcckenridgo that ho desired to
see me immediately. 1 went to his quar
ters , and ho informed me that the treas
ure which had been brought from Hieh-
mend was nt the railroad station , and
that It was necessary to provide for its
removal and transportation. Ho in
structed mu to procure a .suflicicnt num
ber of wagons to remove it , and to detail
a guard of fifty men under a field olllcer
for its protection. He further informed
mo that there was between $500,000 and
? OW,000 in specie he did not know the ex
act amount the greater part gold. 1
must , he said , personally superintend its
transfer from the cars to the wagons.
This was not a very agreeable duty. I
represented that if no ono knew just what
sum of money was there , it was rather
an unpleasant responsibility to mpose
on tlio party who was to take charge of
it. 1 would have no opportunity to count
it. nor possible means of ascertaining
whether the entire amount was turned
over to me. lie responded that all that
had been considered , and bade mo pro
ceed to obey tlm order. I detailed lit'ty
pioKed men ns guard , and put them mi-
dor command of Col. Tlieonliilus Steclo
and four of my best .subalterns. 1 ob
tained six wagons , and , proceeding to
the station , began at once the tusk of re
moving the treasure.
It was in charge of some of the former
treasury clerks , and was packed in
nioney-uelts , shot-bags , a few small iron
chests , and all sorts of boxes , some of
them of the frailest description. In this
shape L found it loaded m open box-ears.
I stationed sentries at thu doors , and ,
rummi : < ring through the cars by the faint
light ot a few tallow candles' , gathered
up all that wasshown mo , or all that 1
could find. Bather more than an hour
was consumed in making the transfer
from the cars to the wagons , and , after
the latter had been started off and had
gotten half a milo away , Lieut. John B.
Cole , one of the olllcors of tlio guard ,
rode up to mo with n pine
box , which may have hold ? 2.00U or
? 3,000in gold , 011 the pommel of the sad
dle. Ho had remained after the others
had left , and ferreting about in a car
which wo thought wo had thoroughly
searched , had discovered this box stuck
in a corner and closely covered up with a
piece of sacking. The next day Gen.
ISrcckinridge directed mo to increiiPo the
guard to 200 men and take charge of it in
person. I suggested that Instead of com
posing it entirely of men from my brigade
it should bo constituted of details from
all five. 1 thought this the best plan to
allay any little feeling of jealousy that
mig'ht arise and insure a moro perfect
vigilance , as 1 foil persuaded that those
details would all carefully watch each
other. My suggestion was adopted.
Nearly the entire guard was kept con
stantly on duty diiy nnd night , and a
majority of tlio whole escort was generally -
ally about the wagons at every halt ,
closely inspecting the guard.
At tlio Savannah river Mr. Davis or
dered that the silver coin , amounting to
§ 103,000 or * 110,000 , , bo paid to the troops
In partial discharge of the arrears of pay
duo them. The qunrtornmstera of the
several brigades wcro engaged during
the entire night in counting out the
money , and a throng of soldiers sur
rounded the litile cabin whore they wcro
dividing "tho pile" into their respective
quotas until early dawn. The sight of so
much money scorned to banish sloop.
My brigade received $33 per capita , olli-
C < UM and men sharing alike. Gen. Brcck-
inridgo was paid that sum , and , for tlio
purpose , was berne on the roll of the
brigade. The next day , at Washington ,
1 turned over thu residue of the treasure
to Mr. M. II. Clarke , noting treasurer of
tlio confederate states , and experienced a
fooling of great relict.
1O7 Yearn Old , Wants a
A loiter from Chnngo water , N , J. , says :
Aunt Peggy Kay , the centenarian of Gfon
Gardner , ril , J. , has applied for a pension ,
Squjro James Petty has the matter in
hnnd , and will try to interest Congress
man Phloock in the old colored lady's
behalf. Aunt "Peggy. " or Margaret
Hay , was born nt Belvidere August 4.
177SI , and will therefore bo ono hundred
and seven years old on Wednesday. Her
father was' slave , and belonged to Kob-
ort Beavers , who lived on the road be
tween Port Colden and Changowatcr.
When live years ot ago Aunt Peggy was
put out to Michael Btinghart. of Oxford
township , Warrnn uoiintv. thu tathor of
George Bnnghnrt , the MctlindiMl divine ,
whose name fitly years ago was a house
hold word from Port Jurvis to Capo May.
Harry Bay , the husband of Aunt Peggy ,
was born tit Wow Brunswick , N. J. , in
1770 , and ln.'Iongnd to a man named
Lytln , who llvnd In the neighborhood of
Point Mills , Warren county.
Kay Burvtid In the war of 1813 , On De
cember 11 , 1811 , Aunt Peggy and hi ) wuro
married in Changowator by famiirn
Brcoii. Both Pcjrgy and her husband had
been freed some liuiobnforo this , but how
long the old Jndv cnnnot remember. Thu
last manual labor performed by the old
couple was at the Warren county poor
house , when Aunt Peggy nerved an baker
nnd her husband a * trardeiii < r. Bay died
nl Glen Gardner about sixteen .your * ago ,
nt thn ago of one hundred and one years.
Siiit-o his death Aunt Peggy hns lived
with heir only daughter , Mr.s. Jenkins , a
widow Bovcmty-oim years of ago. Durln/r /
the piisl , year the old hidy'rf ' eyesight has
licnn fulling ; pJliorwUo her lieiilth is
good , Witli tlm fueitpthm of hylvia Du.
boisu , of Hourlaud mutmttun , who IB onu
lumdriid HIM ! nliKitoon yours of ngo , Aunt
Peggy is the oldest wwnnnjn the sato. |
A Imdy'H iTusTiT ) 'i'likon 1'lre.
York Agoi A fomjpal . oc
curred nt a lawn party Hie other nvonmg-
A onrtuin well-known lady sat down oil a
Chinese lantern am | spt , ( ire to her dress.
Sow. * , ! sailaiU young nioii .sprang . to her
rosuuo find oxiinEUftftsii ilitt MiUiiM , l"it
not boforu the back part of
dress had bnon badly damaged , The un
fortunate lady was compelled to nit on
the lloor in a very undignified position
until sonici one brought her a cloak to
hide' the deficiency ,
< > VITA MTV In fulling. Hiln UIIAINKK ami
KXIIAtlHTIIll or I'o r I'll KM A'i UIIKl.V WAUT > ,
" * " > m pr flml K ixrfKt n I rolUblo ruro In f"
Artoj-tM liTnll Kreivti I'hyilrlninnncl tlnprn > l > Ulrntvi
rucyoMfiillj introuneM her * . All wMVi-nltinloMoiiatvl
dialns tmmirtlj rnwknd. TltKA'l'inr ei lna new *
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Physical Weakness ; Mercurial and other Affec
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old Sores anil Ulcers , * ro tr.MeJ with pir > iieii
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