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educations, I would certainly never act again, nor ever concern myself about a ting to California, and will bring the record up to the discovery of gold in 1849—a theater ; certainly, I think, never enter one—at least, for myself.” -Macready period of peculiar interest. The severe loss suffered by Mr. Bancroft in the fire of was once much impressed with the appearance of feeling in a fellow-actor, who last spring will not check the regular Iblication of his works.-T. Y. Crowell repeatedly, in the progress of one affecting scene, had tears in his eyes, until the & Co. have in press for immediate publication “ Thoughts,” by Joseph Roux, a young man told him that in painting his face for the occasion he had accidentally parish priest in France. Also, “ The Great Masters of Russian Literature in the got the color into his eyes, which kept them running during the whole act. A Nineteenth Century,” by Ernest Dupuy, translated by N. H. Dole; and Dr. West Indian, who wore diamond buttons on his vest and coat, managed to get on George Brandes' “ Eminent Authors of the Nineteenth Century,” translated by the stage at Bath, and asked Macready to be his prompter. It so happened that Prof. Rasmus B. Anderson. Newspaper reading,” says Mr. Mozoomdar, " is he dropped his stitch in that place where his prompter had to give out the line : simply the disease of the American.” The Christian Register adds : "Certain it “I never looked so like a fool in all my life.” He missed it twice, an.l its third is that our newspapers contain a good deal of sickening material.”

-The imporenunciation brought down the house in roars of laughter. - George Frederick tant work which has engaged Father O'Reilly in Rome during so many months, Cooke used sometimes to play when he was so far drunk as to excite remark, yet namely, the writing of the life of Leo XIII, is now completed, and Father O'Reilly was able to say sharp things still. On one occasion a young officer made himself goes to recruit his health in the Tyrol. The life is written in English and French conspicuous in interrupting the play, when Cooke, who had enough down to lim by the author. In its production Father O'Reilly has had access to the best sources, ber his tongue, said, with an oath : “ Now, sir, you shut up; the king—God bless the persons surrounding the Pontiff, especially Mgr. Gabriele Boccali, auditor of him-can make an officer out of a fool, but only the Almighty can make an the Palatine Prelates, supplying him with necessary information and documents. actor!" -Messrs. Conried and Herrmann have ordered the costumes for their The work will be published by Mr. Charles Webster, the publisher of General

Gypsy Baron ” Company from Herr Czibak, who made those used in the original Grant's Memoirs. -The first printing done in America was in the city of Mexico, production of the opera in Vienna. - Mlle. Rhea sails from France August 14 for in 1539. There were then two hundred printing-offices in Europe. The second St. John, N. B., where she joins her company and begins her next starring tour. press was set up in Lima, Peru, and the third in Cambridge, Mass., in 1639.

-Leipsic is to have a new “ circus,” which will seat four thousand people. It Dr. Szold's “Book of Job” has received warm commendation from European is arranged so as to fulfill at the same time the purposes of a music hall. An organ scholars. -A decree officially decreases by 50 per cent. the price of telegrams to of fifly stops is to be placed in the new building, devoted at the same time to newspapers in the interior of France. -The English officials lately placed Beresequestrianism and a concourse of sweet sounds.

ford before Beesly on an alphabetical list, on the astute ground that the two "e's” in Beesley being the same, the “s” must be regarded as the third letter, and so go after “1." -The latest article from the fruitful pen of the late General Oliver was on the subject of lying, and signed “ I lie, too !". -A “ Dictionary of Boston," modeled after the celebrated “ Dickens Dictionary of London,” is to be issued by Houghton, Mislin & Co. -D. Lothrop & Co. will bring out a new edition of the

complete poems of Paul H. Hayne, by whose death, in July, the South lost her NOTES.--An opera, entitled “ Florian,” was performed in London recently at

most estimable poet and man of letters. -The Villon Society, of London, anthe Novelty Theater. The music, which is the best part of the work, is composed

nounce the publication, in December, of Payne's translation of Boccaccio's - Deby Miss Ida Walter, and is said to show a very fair knowledge of instrumentation,

cameron," in three volumes, octavo, uniform with their issue of the “Arabian and a compactness of form which indicate both ability and study on the part of the

Nights." But seven hundred and fifty copies are to be made.-Felix Oldboy's fair musician. Miss Griswold, the American singer, took part in the perform

papers on Old New York form a lively and entertaining feature of the Evening -Goldmark's new opera of “ Merlin” is to be given for the first time at

Post. -Mr. George Augustus Sala is about to write his lise.—Mr. Hamilton the German opera in New York next season. - The customary annual persorm

W. Mabie is engaged in writing the life of Helen Hunt.—R. B. Roosevelt, auance of Wagner's music at Bayreuth, which has for the last few years distinguished

thor of " Five Acres Too Much,” has written a breezy summer story, entitled this town, commenced this season on the last days of July. The usual crowd

“ Love and Luck.” It describes the experiences of a social party on a cruise on poured into Bayreuth, and repaired to the opera house to hear Tristan and board a “sharpie” in the Great South Bay of Long Island, during a summer spent Isolde. Enthusiasm was not wanting over everything connected with the repre

in fishing, hunting, and love-making. W. J. Rolfe, the Shakespearean scholar, sentation. Herren Levi and Motti conducted. Frau Tacher, Fraulein Malten,

sailed for Europe with his family on Thursday of last week, in the Scythia, and will and Herr Vogel were the principal singers. - The season by the American Opera

remain abroad until about October ist. - Prof. C. A. Briggs, New York, is in EngCompany, New York, in which Mr. Andrew Carnegie is a leading spirit, will com

land, carrying through the press a new work on Messianic prophecy. It discusses mence November i with “ Nero,” for the production of which lavish arrangements

all the Messianic passages of the Old Testament in a fresh translation, with critical are being made.

-Sir Charles Gavan Duffy's new book on the Irish question will be called “ The League of North and South,” and will treat of events in 1850–255.— Judge

Butler, of Philadelphia, has reserved his decision on the application of C. L. ART.

Webster & Co. to prevent the sale of Grant's Memoirs by Wanamaker. A good likeness of Noah Brooks, the well-known author and journalist, who succeeded Dr.

Hunt as editor of the Newark Daily Advertiser, faces the title-page of this month's Notes.—The Russian government has decided to establish an art academy at

Book Buyer, -Charles Francis Adams, Jr., is about to write the life of the late Rome for the instruction of promising students in the arts of painting and sculpture.

Richard H. Dana, Jr., and desires to obtain any of Mr. Dana's letters that are not The Grand Duke, Wladimir, president of the Imperial Academy of Fine Arts, has

strictly private and might be of use for the biography. “ Hannibal of New taken the initiative in this design. The Villa Patrizl will probably be chosen as

York" is the title of the new novel (of New York and Newport life) which Thomas the seat of this academy, and it is considered probable that Ň. Bugolubof, the Rus Wharton will publish at once through Henry Holt & Co. -Paul H. Hayne 'had sian painter so well known at Paris, and whose pictures have been exposed in the

been invited to deliver, next winter, at Vanderbilt University, a series of lectures salons on many occasions, will be appointed its director. A process of orna. on poetry or literature. “ It is a loss serious and irreparable,” says the Southern menting wall and other papers has been patented by a firm in England. It is for

Bivouac, “that these lectures will never be written, and that before the invitation producing a finish on previously printed papers in imitation of silk, satin, and

had reached him this well-loved poet had laid down his pen forever.”_ - The other fabrics. -The death is announced of the celebrated Bavarian artist, Herr

abridged and annotated edition of Plutarch's Lives, which has just appeared in Piloty. He was born at Munich in 1826, and was the son of a lithographer. He

Ginn Co.'s series of Classics for Children, has been prepared by Edwin Ginn was educated in Munich. He early attracted attention in his native city. He be

from Clough's translation, and contains brief historical introductions by Prof. W. F. came a professor (the fate of most distinguished German painters) in 1858,

Allen, of the University of Wisconsin. -The September Wide Awake will have and he had many distinguished pupils, Defregger, Lenbach, Makart, and Matejko.

a contribution from Hon. S. S. Cox, U. S. Minister to Turky, entitled “ L'Enfant His picture of " Nero Among the Ruins of Rome,” which was at the International Terrible Turk,” richly illustrated from Turkish photographs. -John Strang Exhibition in 1862, and was much noticed at the time, is now in the Museum at

Winter's stories of army life enjoy wonderful popularity in England. Nearly sixty Pesth. At the Paris Exhibition of 1867 he received a first-class medal. At that thousand copies of “ Mignon; or, Bootle's Baby,” have already been sold, and its of 1878 he exhibited Wallenstein's Zug nach Egger.Leonardo da Vinci, the

sequel, “ Houp la !" is not far behind. -“ The Modern Jew: His Present and' great Italian painter, has left a book of autographic sketches and manuscripts.

His Future,” is the title of a small volume by Anna L. Dawes, about to be issued This valuable volume has been preserved under the name of the “ Codice Atlan

by D. Lothrop & Co. -Harper & Bros. will publish in a few days a story entitled tico," at the Biblioteca Ambrosiana at Milan. It has not been published, but the

- The Children of Old Park's Tavern," by Mrs. Frances A. Humphrey. Italian government has now decided to issue it through the Accademia dei Lincei

tale of life in Massachussets fifty years ago. -The“ war story” in the September at Rome. The sum of 100,000 lire is allotted to defray the expenses. It will be

Wide Awake, by Mrs. Helen Campbell, entitled “In the Turtle Crawl,” describes a work of the highest interest. - The Danish landscape painter, Niels Rohde,

the terrible experience of some of her ancestors in the Seminole war: -D. Lothdied at Copenhagen on the 14th instant, at the age of seventy,

rop & Co. have in press another of Madame Spyri's stories, entitled “ Uncle Titus,” translated by Lucy Wheelock. - It is announced that Joaquin Miller has become

the editor of a new journal in San Francisco. LITERARY

Owing to the bewildering variety recently introduced into the size and form of printing paper the NOTES.—Among new periodicals announced for next year is “The Journal

therefore, in order to be of most service to our readers, give the measures ofte soos we shall

and quarters, the number first given being the length. We shall also add the number of pages of Morphology,” to be devoted principally to embryological, anatomical, and his

and seind of binding. ological subjects.

Ginn & Co., Boston, are to be its publishers. -Ticknor & LIFE OF SCHUYLER COLFAX, By O. J. Hollister. Funk & Wagnalls, New York. 9x6%. Co. make the interesting announcement of a novel of Japanese life, with illustrations

As history is made up of biographies, it was necessary that the life of Collax shoula rom designs by Japanese artists resident in America. Its title is “A Muramasa bo written, for he was, and ever will be, a conspicuous figure in the political history Blade," and its author is Mr. Werthember, formerly a writer upon the Japan Mail.

of the country for the past twenty-flve years. Mr. Hollister has doue his work well. - The next volume of H. H. Bancroft's historical works will be the fifth rela

Ho has gathered much information concerning hls subject, and, in excellent English, tells us how a boy, without means, influential friends, and with little educajn

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 5. DOMESTIC.--A Russian nihilist testifies in the anarchist trial in Chicago. The Priscilla and Sachem win the yacht race over course from New London to New York. John P. Winchester, baggage-ipaster of the New Albany and Chicago Railroad, shot by & robber on the train. Kansas Democrats nominate Mr. Moonlight for Governor, indorsed the President, and favored a tariff for revenue only. Most, Schenck, and Brunowolds sentenced to the penitentiary for inciting a riot; appeal to the Supreme Court,

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“It is a powerful book." SANTA BARBARA AND AROUND THERE. By Edward Roberts. Roberts Brothers, Boston,

654%, 191 pp., cloth, Illustrated. Price, 75 cents.

The object of this little book is to plclure “truthfully, rather than entertainingly," the island of Santa Barbara and its surroundings, and yet the writer is such an enthusiast concerning its climate, surroundings, and natural attractions, which, ho says, are so nearly perfect, varied, and beautiful that it is impossible to exaggerate them;

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Paradise is regalned at last.
CASSELL'S NATIONAL LIBRARY.

Vol. 1, No. 26.- Plutarch's Lives of Alcibiades, Coriolanus, Aristides, and Cato the
Vensor. Price, 10 cents.

Vol. 1, No. 28.- Sir Roger de Coverloy and the Spectator's Club. Price, 10 cents. AS COMMON MORTALS. A novel. 73x5%, 404 pages. Cassell & Co., New York.

The purpose of the writer is to show the effoct of evangelical religious methods on & singularly odd character.

CONGRESSIONAL.-New extradition treaty with Japan discussed by the Senate. Tho President signs the River and Harbor bill. Both Houses adjourned sine dica

FOREIGN.-British Parliament reassembled. A meeting of Radicals and Liberal Unionists at the residence of Lord Hartingdon decided on opposition tactics. The editor of the Berlin Boersen Zeitung sentenced to pay damages amounting to 6,000 marks and to undergo imprisonment for six weeks for publishing unfounded statements to the detrlment of a wagon factory. Honorary degrees conferred by the University of Heldelberg upon Prof. Alexander Graham Bell, or Washington; Prof. Edward D. Cope, of Philadelphia; Prof. Othniel Charles Marsh, of New Haven; Prof. Simon Newcomb, superintendont of the Nautical Almanac at Washington, and Prof. John w. Powell, director of the Geological Survey.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 6. DOMESTIC-The President left Washington to attend the funeral of Mr. Tilden. The Greenback State Convention of Iudlana mot at Indianapolis, adopted & platform favoring unlimited coinage, prohibition, &c., and a ticket hoaded by E. S. Pope for lieutenantgovernor. Fairchild, of Wisconsin, elected commander-in-chief of the G. A. R. Damaging storms in the West. The will of the late Editor Story, of the Chicago Times, sustained by the appellate court.

WIT OF THE WEEK.

FOREIGN.-Serious rioting in Belfast, Ireland. A letter from Matthew Arnold in the London Times concerning the endorsement of Gladstone in America. M. de Lesseps issues a circular to the shareholders in the Panama Canal in which he states that over one hundred thousand shareholders subscribed 458,802 shares in the new loan.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 1. DOMESTIC..— Race for the Godet cups won by the Mayflower and the Grayling. The delayed North German Lluyd steamer Werra arrived in Boston harbor disabled. Severe storms on the New Jersey coast. Funeral of Samuel J, Tilden at New Lebanon, Co. lumbia county, N. Y. Phllo Carpenter, one of the oldest citizens of Chicago, died. Fatal accident on the Chesapeake and Onio Railroad; six llyes lost. Fitz-John Porter placed on the retired list.

FOREIGN.–Orange riot in Belfast. Festivities of the University of Heidelberg closed with magnificent Illuminations, Charges of corruption and conspiracy made against distinguished men in England. Editor Cutting, of Mexico, sentenced to one year's imprisonment with hard labor and $600 Ane.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 8. DOMESTIC.--Two men, named Hazlett and Potts, went safely through the rapids and whirlpool at Niagara. The New York Yacht Squadron in Newport harbor. The Irish team of La Crosse players arrives. A diamond worth $100,000 picked up on the street in Cincinnati. Sixty thousand persons attended an Illinois camp-meeting.

The anti-silver men are growling because the silver dollar is only worth seventy-one cents.

This is characteristic of the bloated bondholders in this land. As soon as the dollar gets cheap enough to be within the reach of the poor they set up a wail that can be heard from Dan to Dana.-Life,

THE sad news has reached us that the infant King of Spain has taken to the bottle.--Ibid.

STUDENT: We treated the patient in the most approved way.
Doctor: How ?

Student: Well, we put him on milk diet, then we put him on wine, then we put him on the electrical treatment, then we put him on quinine, and now

Doctor: You will put him on ice.- Hotel Mail.

WASHINGTON LADY (to Mr. Evarts). Do you not think, Mr. Evarts, that Daniel Webster was the greatest statesman this country has ever produced ?

Mr. Evarts (with a qualifying cough).—Well-er-ah-um-for his time, madam, for his time.

A CANADIAN man says that he will jump with any man in America for five hundred dollars. If he is acquainted with the Americans who have jumped into Canada, he ought to know that they never jump for any such paltry sum as five hundred dollars-- Boston Post,

Rev. Dr. BURCHARD, visiting the New Jersey Lunatic Asylum at Morris Plains, the other day, recognized in a mild-mannered inmate of the place the son of a former parishioner. Greetings were exchanged in a hearty manner, and the doctor asked: “Well, what brings you here?” Rum, Romanism, and Rebellion,” was the solemn response of the patient, who slyly winked at the warden, “Ah!” said the doctor, and passed on.— Leslie's Illustrated Paper.

MATTHEW ARNOLD, it is said, was enthusiastic over the natural gas at Pittsburgh. He actually tried to convert it into sweetness and light.-- Tid-Bits.

Witness the diplomacy and presence of mind shown in this answer, in the case of the young lady who sat in an alcove at an evening party with a bright young military man, her little niece on her knee, to play propriety. Suddenly the company is electrified by the exclamation of the child : “ Kiss me, too, Aunt Alice!” But the sudden shock is succeeded by a feeling of relief as Aunt Alice calmly replies:

You should not say, · Kiss me two,' dear; you should say, · Kiss me twice.'”. The Independent.

CORONER (to witness): Do you know any reason why this man should have committed suicide?

Witness: No, sir; on the contrary, everything was lovely. His business was in a prosperous condition, he had no family troubles, and was to be married in a week.

Coroner: To be married ! (to jury): Gentlemen, I don't think we need pursue this matter any farther. Just render a verdict in accordance with the facts : Was to be married !”The Rambler.

Yes,” said the parson at the tea-table, "young Jordan was out driving with Miss Popinjay the other evening, and his horse ran away. They were both thrown out and the buggy was smashed to pieces. It was a providential escape for both of them; but I can't understand how the young man came to lose control of his horse.”

He must have been driving with one hand,” flippantly suggested the minister's eldest son, a wild rake of a boy.

“Or perhaps he had the reins around his neck," said Edith, a shy, young beauty of sixteen, with a charmingly modest mien. And then everybody exclaimed in a chorus:

Why, Edith!”—Cambridge Chronicle,

FOREIGN.-Cholera raging in the cities of Yokohama and Tokio; the cases average over 100 daily and the deaths 50. The delegates commissioned by Mr. Parnell to attend the Irish Convention at Chicago start from Queenstown. The Pope reported dangerously ill. Troops sent to Belfast to quell the riot. Lord Landsdowne goes to England to settle the Canadian fishery embroglio.

MONDAY, AUGUST 9. DOMESTIC.—The anarchists, Sples and Parsons, testify in their own behall. Henry Irving arrives. Forest fires raging in the West. James C. Matthews, after being reu jected by the Senato, roappointed recorder of deeds for the District of Columbia by the President. Fishing vessels seized off the coast of Malne. Judge Butler refused the in junction asked for by the publishers of General Grant's Memoirs forbidding their sale by John Wannamaker, or Philadelphia. The

Brazilian frigate Almirante Barroso, with Prince Leopoldo on board, salled from Newport.

land.

FOREIGN.-Editor Cutting calls on the Texans to rescue him from the Mexican authori ties; Secretary Bayard Insists on his release. Great volcanic disturbances in New Zea

Continued rioting in Belfast. Mr. Gladstone announces that he will slt In Parliament for Midlothian Instead

of for Leith burghs. The case of Cyrus W. Field vs. James Gordon Bennett brought up in & London court.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 10. DOMESTIC.--Evidence in the anarchist trials all in. Forest Ares still raglog in the West. Commissioner squire and

Maurice B. Flynn, of New York, arrested and released on ball. Ex-Judge Forsyth

died. Three giris drowned at Rockaway. The Mayflower beats the Puritan.

FOREIGN.-Order restored at Belfast.

Gorman embassy at St. Petersburg, appointed Governor of Berlin. Mr.

James Baline

General von Werder, military attache to the Hamliton married in Westminster Abbey to Lady Eyelyn, the fourth daughter of the Duke of Argyll.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11. DOMESTIC.-Prof. Leonce Rabillon, of Johns Hopkins University, died at Cape May, The Do Kalb statue placed in position at Annapolis. Two car-loads of tin from the Congressman Beach, of New York, died. Twenty-seven hundred factory people locked out at Augusta, Ga. Cables announce the death of Rev. Moses A. Hopkins,

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FOREIGN. --- United States Minister S. S. Cox protested to the Porte against closing the American mission-school in Syria. A defalcation of $500,000 discovered in the affairs of sociation of Brussels, condemned for 20 years penal servitude for attacking the Bandora cial speculator in Vienna, died. The patriotic poet Marochell Burled in Naples. All prevailing among the French troops at Tonquin. Jacob Rappaport, the largest fildan; the British cabinet ministers returned by their constituencies.

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PUBLISHED WEEKLY BY THE PUBLIC OPINION COMPANY.

VOL. I.

WASHINGTON, D. C., SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, 1886.

No. 19.

POLITICAL.

THE CUTTING CASE. The only considerable change that has occurred in this case since our last issue is the sending, by the Department of State, of a special agent to the border to ascertain and report the facts of the arrest, trial, conviction, and sentence of Cutting,

Rochester IIerald (Rep.), August 16. The latest statement from the judge, Zubia, who presided at Cutting's trial, flatly contradicts what he is reported to have said when he sentenced Cutting. Zubia, according to the full text of his decision when he pronounced sentence on the prisoner, which has just been published in the Diario Official, the government organ in the City of Mexico, held Cutting for a crime begun on Mexican soil and continued simultaneously in Texas and Mexico. Judge Zubia, a dispatch says, lays special emphasis on the fact that Cutting actually circulated on Mexican soil the renewal of the libel published in Texas. This renewal of the libel published in Texas is an offense, and, were the cases reversed, would be punishable under the code in Texas. The court's decision is sunimel up as follows by A. P. Cushing, an American lawyer :

Cutting was convicted of repetition of a libel flrst published in Mexico and reprinted more virulently lu a Tesas paper, which he then brought over and distributed in Mexico, and it was the distrlbution iu Mexico of tho socond libel, and not the printing of the same in Texas. for which he was convicted, the libel having been read by three or more persons, as requlrod by the statute of the state of Chihuahua. Cutting pleaded in bar to the jurisdiction of the Mexican court that the paper had been printed in Texas. Ho did not, however, deny that the paper had been circulated on the Mexican side, which was the fact, numerous coples having beau seizod there by order of the court.

If, on investigation, the case shall turn out as represented in the above summary of Judge Zubia's decision, there would seem to be no ground for the demand, on the part of our Government, for Cutting's liberation. But, when the sentence was pronounced, it was reported that Consul Brigham, who was present, said to the court :

Let us understand just what this is for. It is for publication, on the other side, of an article which is held to have violated a reconciliation inade on this side. This being repoated to the judge he signifled his assent.

It is clear that Secretary Bayarri has taken the view of the case as reported in he quotation just given-that is, that it was held by the court that Cutting was amenable to Mexican law for an act committed wholly on American soil. The Sec'etary is entirely sound in denying Mexican jurisdiction in such a case. But the question is whether Cutting's is such a case. Possibly there has been a revision of Judge Zubia's opinion since the trial and sentence, a trick which might easily have been perpetrated in view of the absence of all reliable records. In any case, pur Government should make it perfectly clear to the Mexican authorities, before he case under consideration is finally disposed of, that, under no circumstances, vill the absurd and abominable principle alleged to be a part of Mexican law, hat citizens of another country, when caught in Mexico, can be held for crimes not committed on Mexican soil, but within the territory of the United States, be ap proved or recognized by this country. It is very clear that Cutting was guilty of . violation of Mexican as well as Texan law, and, so far as his appeal is concerned, he whole case hinges on the question whether the Chihuahua court tried, con'icted, and sentenced him for what he did in Texas or for what he did in Mexico.

New Yorker Staats-Zeitung (Ind.), August 17.

[Translated for PUBLIC OPINION.) SECRETARY BAYARI), by the despatch of a competent jurist to El Paso, with a iew to an investigation of the Cutting incident and the questions of public law hich it involves, has taken a judicious step for the conclusive settlement of the ifficulty. Upon a fair consideration of the case, had Mr. Bayard taken this step ing since, he would have acted, in any event, in a more statesmanlike manner; nat is, in collecting authentic information upon the spot, instead of, upon a oneded representation, addressing to the Mexican government a demand for Cutng's immediate release. The information was readily obtainable before sending ich a demand, and the present supplementary despatch of a jurisconsult to exnine the question of jurisdiction can be construed only as an admission that the tate Department desires to retrace its steps, because it has seen that a diplomatic under must be aloned for. Mr. Bayaril's position is assuredly not a very euCourrier des Etats-Unis (Ind.), New York, August 12.

[Translated for PUBLIC OPINION.] En resume, appearances are anything other than bellicose at Washington, the ecretaries of War and of the Navy contradicting energetically the rumors dissemiited at will that orders had been issued for the concentration of troops and for aritime movements in the direction of Mexico. The agitation, in a word, is limd to the more adventurous population on the Southwestern frontier, to whom an

occasion for turbulence, a recourse to arms, would be a holiday affair. The cowboys are forming companies, mounting on horsebacks, and vociserating war cries, like children playing at soldiers, without its amounting to a row of pins. But at bottom this is not a knot of either peace or of war, and men who have in their hands national interests are not mad enough to launch themselves into complications so grave without notives more imperious than the Cutting affair.

Albany Journal (Rep.), August 16. It looks as if the Mexican flurry would turn out to have been “all a mistake” after all. The American consul at Paso del Norte, Judge Brigham, now says that Cutting's trial was secret, and that neither he nor Cutting knew “just what the proceedings were or what he was tried for." All the fuss has been over Consul Brigham's report that Cutting was tried in Mexico for an offense committed on Texas soil, and as Mexico asserts that Cutting was tried for an offense committed in its territory, it seems as if Mr. Sedgwick, our special commissioner, will have no difficulty in bringing back the information that there has been a misunderstanding of the matter. It will then be very easy for Secretary Bayard to perform his accustomed crawfishing feat of backing down, while Texas can cry for gore and Cutting serve out his term. Oh! for an American policy with a master-mind like Blaine's to direct it! We need it sorely.

Brooklyn Eagle (Dem.), August 16. The mission of Mr. Sedgwick is in the nature of a proposed investigation to de termine at what stage of the legal proceedings the idea of a “continuous offense was introduced. His chances of solving the problem are not Hattering. The record of the Mexican court is not a public record. Access to it can only be ob. tained through an order of the judge. That the court would permit Mr. Sedg. wick to see it, if it contains anything which would justify the attitule of the Administration at Washington, is contrary to common-sense. If, however, such permission were granted and it should appear from the record that there has been no judicial juggling, it would not be conclusive, for the simple reason that it would have been very easy to suit the record to the circumstances. Mr. Sedgwick will have to rely on extra-official sources for his information, and that reliance is an exceedlingly slender one.

Kansas City Times (Dem.), August 16. Ten days ago Republicans were sneering at Secretary Bayard for alleged lack of nerve. Now they are raising heaven and earth to prevent him from teaching Mexico a lesson in international courtesies. However, they still fling the fishery question in his teeth. One thing at a time, gentlemen, The Democratic party has a patriotic and fighting record. It has got to retrieve the cowardly anul vacillating foreign policy of twenty-four years of Republican administration, and it will get there. Perhaps before Bayard finishes up the fishery business you will be on your knees imploring heaven to ward off a struggle with Englanl. Bayard is not a braggart, but he is brave and honorable. Before his term of office expires he will make the American flag respecter where you have trailed it in the dust, and render it possible for Americans to travel abroad without being insulted anú unjustly imprisoned.

Baltimore American (Rep.), August 16. It really looks as though Mr. Bayard felt that he ought to do something impressive, and thinking that the Canadian fishery question was somewhat dangerous, he would pitch in and bully Mexico. He began by big bluster, and has been tapering off ever since. Mexico, instead of crouching down, showed tight, and then this great Republic comes down. The eagle that began to soar and scream now roosts exceedingly low, for the American citizen whose liberation was haught. ily demanded was kept in prison. The principles upon which he was held in Mexico to answer an offense committed on our soil has not been abandoned. He has been tried and convicted and sentenced to imprisonment at hard labor, and now Mr. Bayard sends Sedgwick down to ascertain and report the facts. The Mexicans think that we strutted into the quarrel and then sneaked out of a fight,

Philadelphia Telegraph (Rep.), August 16. It is important, for every reason, that the dispute shall be terminated at the earliest possible moment. The idea of a possible conflict has already had the effect of stimulating the mischief-making spirit among the classes which, in one way or another, would benefit by a war; and while, from remote country villages, come reports of local fire-eaters burnishing their arms and preparing to raise companies of men, in the centers of trade the gleeful chuckles of the would-be contractors, and of the whole class which delights in profiling by the nation's woe, are heard in a manner which cannot but be most distasteful to all honorable and patriotic men who will only countenance war as a last dreadful resort, and who fear the hideous demoralization, social, religious, and political, which is sure to follow a war, even more than they do the carnage and the destruction of property.

Boston Journal (Rep.), August 16. The documents regarding the Cutting case, which are published in the Diario Official, of the City of Mexico, the government organ for the publication of decrees, decisions, etc., show that Secretary Bayard has absolutely no ground to stand

able one.

upon in the demand which he has made upon the Mexican government. From

The Anzeiger des Westens, St. Louis, August 14. first to last the Secretary has declared that this was a case in which a Mexican

[Translated for PUBLIC OPINION.] court assumed the right to punish an American for an offense committee upon The Mexican law, in obedience to which any one who in a foreign land has American suil. Americans everywhere and of all parties are ready to agree that committed a crime against a Mexican can be prosecuted for the same in Mexico, this is a claim which could not be admitted, and if the Secretary were right in his especially contains the clause that the act in question shall also be regarded as a presentation of the case he would be generally sustained in any reasonable meas crime there where it was committed. With this falls to pieces the prattle of the ures for enforcing the American view. But it is at precisely this fundamental point loud-mouthed warriors, that Mexico claims the right to punish an American citi. that the Secretary is wrong.

zen at will for that which Mexico, but not the United States, considers a crime, San Francisco Chronicle (Ind.), August 10.

Moreover, in Cutting's case it is not at all a question of locality, inasmuch as Cut

ting committed in Mexico the crime for which in Mexico he has been punished. EITHER Cutting was not entitled to the protection of our Government (in which case a word from the State Department would have allayed excitement and re

L'Eco d'Italia (Ind.), New York, August 13. moved the danger of collision) or he was entitled to that protection, in which case

[Translated for PUBLIC OPINION.) he should have got it if it had taken every man in the United States to furnish it.

The Mexicans have the fullest right to make laws for themselves, as the United Mr. Bayard, as usual, tried each horn of the dilemma in turn. When Cutting was

States possess an equal right to contest their validity in so far as the application of first arrested he tried to bully Mexico by demanding his instant release. When

those laws applies to the question of internationality. In the present instance

, Mexico contemptuously rejected his demand, he crawled and pretended to be | however, the United States have pressed the point a little too far in demanding occupied with other matters. There are many passages in our diplomatic history the immediate release of Cutting. It is a question to be solved with great calmwhich are unpleasant reading for a conscientous citizen, but we do not remember

ness, and to be determined according to just maxims, and, perhaps, also, accordthat the United States ever before got so square a slap in the face as it has in the

ing to every probability, by means of arbitration, the fact being of too trivial imCutting matter.

portance to make of it a casus belli. Brooklyn Times (Rep.), August 16.

Las Novedades (Ind.), New York, August 13. It is to be regretted that the mere appointment of an envoy will be looked

[Translated for PUBLIC OPINION.] upon as a return to Mr. Bayard's old policy of procrastination. For about two

ACCORDING to telegrams from the Mexican capital, arbitration is suggested as the weeks the Secretary of State led the country to believe that he had definitely

most satisfactory solution, and the Federal Government is urged to obtain a susu abandoned such a policy, and meant to treat the contempt of Diaz for his own

pension of the sentence imposed upon Cutting until a judgment at arbitration can promises as conduct of that sort deserved to be treated. Americans who look at

be obtained. Through arbitration, or directly, the two governments themselves things from the broadest possible standpoint will fail to see any good reason for can and ought to solve the question, and by pacific agencies, the only ones, indeed, this last action on the part of the State Department; and if, through this delay, which the true interests of both nations dictate; and until then everything indiCutting loses his life, there will be a general demand for summary vengeance on cates that this solution will prevail, without the intervention of forcible methods, the men who murdered him, and a burst of popular disapprobation that will at

where the voice of right and of justice alone should be heard, least scare the Department into an exhibition of something like manliness.

New Orleans States (Dem.), August 14.
Detroit Free Press (Dem.), August 15.
NOTHING that we have any right to demand from Mexico can possibly be gained all news of an exciting and warlike nature.

Our dispatches from El Paso show that money is being used there to suppress

It shows that the capitalists and the by a war that can not in all human probability be obtained peacefully; and even adherents of Jim Blaine are determined to throttle if they can any attempt to vinif common sense did not dictate a resort to peaceful means until they are ex dicate the national honor which is likely to cause a war between this country and hausted, treaty obligations compel such resort. Under the treaty of Gaudalupe

Mexico. Their money is in Mexico and their hearts are there also. These AmeriHidalgo both the United States and Mexico are pledged in case of dispute or dis can capitalists are like swine at a feeding trough; they are willing to be kicked and agreement to resort to arbitration. Of course, that resort may fail. Mexico is a somewhat eccentric republic and may resuse to observe her treaty obligations. She

to utter a thankful grunt so long as they are allowed to fatten on Mexican money. may refuse to comply with the award of arbitration, and it may, as a last resort, be

New York Mail and Express (Rep.), August 16. come necessary to compel compliance “even at the cannon's mouth.” But thus ABOUT the most ridiculous product of the silly season up to date is the story that far, at least, no such necessity is even foreshadowed.

comes from Washington, that Mexican money is being freely used to defeat the AdLondon, England, Times, August 12.

ministration in the Cutting affair by creating public sentiment in this country hos

tile to the position assumed by Secretary Bayard, and that a prominent Republican The chief difficulty in the way of a settlement of the matter lies in Cutting's diplomatist who has criticised the action of the State Department is acting, for pay, appeal to the angry passions of the Texans and the desire of the dormant raider as the agent of the Mexican government.

Of course, this is connected in some on boch sides of the frontier for an outbreak, which would result in the restoration way with the machinations of that terrible man, Mr. Blaine. What next? of contraband trade. President Diaz, of Mexico, can have no wish for a collision with his powerful neighbor, and he must be well aware that there are enemies

Brooklyn Union (Ind.), August 16. on both sides of the frontier who are clamoring for war. Mexico has been sur As the matter now stands, Mr. Bayard's information from our consul is that prisingly reasonable in dealing with Cutting, considering the provocation he gave,

Cutting was tried for an offense committed in Texas, but the position of the and, although Secretary Bayard has been a little too exacting, the action of the Mexican judge, and, presumably, of the Mexican government

, is that he was tried President and the Senate is all that could be desired (sic). In that action lies the for an offense committed in Mexico. The first thing for the State Department assurance of peace.

to do, then, obviously, is to find out the facts, and Mr. Bayard has gone about it New York World (Dem.), August 17.

by sending Mr. Sedgwick to Paso del Norte. The thing for other people to do,

meanwhile, is to hold their tongues and their tempers. The only difficulty or stumbling block in the way of a settlement seems to have been placed there by our own Government. Secretary Bayard made an unfortu

St. Louis Republican (Dem.), August 16. nate blunder when, on imperfect information, he seni a pereinptory “demand” for SECRETARY BAYARD is confident that Mexico will give up Cutting without a the liberation of Cutting, whom he claimed to have been “illegally” arrested and fight. When that is done it will make no difference what laws Chihuahua passes. imprisoned. Of course, it followed that if the “demand” was not obeyed an im It can assume jurisdiction over the universe, if it likes, as does his Imperial Unmediate hostile demonstration ought to have been made. Otherwise, the hasty speakableness, the king of kings and lord of the world who reigns in Siam. But, dispatch would become ridiculous. But neither Congress nor the ole could while the United States is in favor of Mexico passing what laws it pleases, it will discover any necessity for the “demand," nor could they recognize any merit in be distinctly understood that they are not laws for the United States or its citizens. our display of Jacksonian firmness in such a case against a weakly neighbor.

Washington Star (Ind.), August 17.
Washington Post (Dem.), August 18.
Secretary Bayard has had a great many troubles, personal and political

, The World is much too fast. No such blunder has been made. Secretary

since he assumed control of the State Department

, and the public, by the way. Bayard's action was based on the full and definite dispatches of our consul, and

extends to him a full measure of sympathy on this score ; but he is a man of cours prompt action became imperative. Instead of “ neither Congress nor the people” age and strength of character, and no surprise, therefore, will be occasioned by seeing any need of making a demand, both Congress and the people clamorously

the announcement that he proposes to stick to his post pending the present Mexi

. insisted on it day by day. If Cutting had been killed, as was likely enough, Sec.

can difficulties, no matter how disagreeable this may be to himself personally. retary Bayard would not have been forgiven for waiting for a fortnight till he

Charleston News and Courier (Dem.), August 13. could verify and corroborate the dispatches of his own minister. If any “ blunder" The Mexicans believe that the United States Government and the people of the was made it was by his agents in Mexico. But every day makes it seem less

United States are afraid of them. They will keep on believing it until the Unite likely that any mistake was made.

States teach them that the time for diplomatic fooling and official flummery,
Boston Pilot (Catholic), August 14.

past.
The hour has come.

Where is the man? Secretary Bayard wil We are far from desiring to see our country engaged in a war with so weak an ad

come out of this embroglio as Ingraham came out of the Koszta affair

, or he wi

fall so low that he will never rise again. Action! Action! Action! versary as poor Mexico, and we should like to see a fraction of the “spirit” displayed by Mr. Bayard toward that feeble neighbor exhibited toward the insolent

New Orleans Picayune (Dem.), August 14. Canadians and their English backers. Whip Mexico, by all means, if she will not Every American citizen who regards the future of the nation, who conside act justly toward us, but let us first demand justice of the big bully who has so

national honor above personal gains, can not fail to understand that the action often and so persistently trampled on our rights. There is too much of the glorious the United States Government is fully justified,

and when our troops cross the lit “ Anglo-Saxon” spirit about his cringing to a big fellow, while we shake our fist in if cross they must, it will be in vindication of the fag, and the beginning of the face of our friendless little neighbor—especially as the little rascal laughs at our policy that will expand the influence of the greatest Republic in the world, en menace.

bring to a full realization the value of citizenship.

Fittsburgh Commercial-Gazette (Rep.), August 16.

ham is largely responsible, he may yet retrieve his blunders and emerge from the Poor Mr. Bayard seems to be completely rattled and his nerves are playing

controversy without loss of dignity. queer tricks. The latest outgiving of his Baltimore organ is that “ Mexican money

New York Commercial Bulletin, August 17. being freely used to defeat the

Administration in the Cutting affair, by creating public sentiment in this country hostile to the position assumed by Secretary Bay

PEOPLE who are anxious to get up a war with Mexico for speculative purposes ard.” This is really becoming serious and his friends ought to interfere. He needs will have to possess their souls in patience. There is nothing of the kind as yet a course of sedative treatment.

in sight. If there was the remotest probability of trouble growing out of the Cut

ting business, the President would not be off on a prolonged excursion to the Boston Transcript (Ind.), August 13.

Adirondacks. Of course, it is absurd for the Mexicans to talk of cleaning out the Yankees,

Toledo Commercial (Rep.), August 16. but then it should be remembered that they habitually speak of Molino del Rey

THE men who are most forward for war, are men who would have no widows and Buena Vista as glorious triumphs of their arms, and still believe that it was only a long list of accidents that prevented Santa Anna from carrying out his

or orphans to leave and little taxes to pay. The men who have fought on either promise to water his horses in the Potomac. Latin races can brag and bluster as

side in our civil war have had enough. They are as willing as ever to fight for

the national honor, but they want to be sure they are right before they go ahead. lustily as the Anglo-Saxon.

New Orleans Times-Democrat (Dem.), August 17. Minneapolis Tribune (Rep.), August 14. What is Mr. Bayard sending a lawyer to investigate the question now for? He We went to war once in 1812 on a somewhat similar question (to that involved has taken up his position, and has committed the country to it. In his demand for in the Cutting case), and we would be compelled to resort to force again to protect Cutting's release, he declared that Mexico had no legal right to imprison him. If American citizens against such extra-territorial legislation, whether the power atshe had, the demand was unwarranted and impertinent. Such a demand as that

tempting it was Mexico or the strongest European empire. ought only to be possible from a minister who was absolutely sure that he had the

Boston Traveller (Ind.), August 16. law upon his side. Baltimore Sun (Ind.), August 16.

THE South recognizes, and very naturally, too, what might be gained in the

way of political prestige from a war with Mexico, but the country's good sense MR. SEDGWICK's mission, though susceptible of misrepresentation by political

bids fair to shatter, at least for the present, Southern dreams of sectional aggranopponents, will have its use in producing, what the Mexican government with its dizement through the channel of military achievements. sluggish habits has not yet been able to present, an intelligible and accurate account of the facts of the trial at El Paso. With this account before them both governments

Cincinnati Commercial-Gazette (Rep.), August 16. will be able to bring to a speedy close a discussion that promises without it to last BAYARD should not have demanded Cutting's release unless he knew what he till doomsday.

was about. In making the peremptory demand and then dallying for ten days, Pittsburgh Despatch (Inıl.), August 16.

and finally sending an agent to find what it was all about, Bayard displayed the THE State Department is taking the right course in addressing inquiries to the

qualities both of a bully and a ninny. point of what Cutting actually was convicted for. If the conviction was according to the later representations of the Mexican government, the aspect of the re THE Mexican authorities must be taught, in the language of James G. Blaine, ports of the case will be materially changed. If it was based on the ground stated that “American citizenship is the panoply of him who wears it ;” and if the in the judge's language made at the time, it was a gross infraction of American statesman of Maine were in the White House to-day, he would force Mexico to citizenship.

surrender Cutting, and to make amends for the outrage upon our flag. This is the Pittsburgh Chronicle-Telegraph (Ind.), August 16.

right spirit. — Sacramento Bee (Rep.), August 10. SECRETARY BAYARD bids fair to come out of the Mexican matter with even less

The whole interview with Secretary Bayard makes it plain that the Cutting case credit than he has gained in hiis other diplomatic movements. Senor Miriscal,

is a more serious one than was at first supposed. The United States Government the Mexican secretary of state, has played his cards so shrewdly as to put the

has made a demand upon Mexico from which it can not recede, and which, if reUnited States Government in an untenable position in the Cutting matter, and no

sused, must necessarily lead to the gravest consequences.--Florida Times-Union alternative appears to be left us but to back out of the whole affair as best we can.

(Dem.), August 15. Salt Lake Tribune (Rep.), August 12.

That able exponent of Jacksonian Democracy, the Boston Globe, declares that No matter where the libel was printed, it was, by the act of Cutting, published “ Secretary Bayard is making our diplomacy a laughing-stock at both ends of the or circulated on Mexican soil, which is a direct contempt of a Mexican court, and continent.” It will be observed that the Globe covers the ground in its criticism which clearly subjects the publisher to arrest and trial whenever found on Mexican about as completely as Bayard does his blundering.–Philadelphia Press (Rep.), soil. The more the case is developed, the more we believe that Cutting was August 17. hired by uneasy spirits to bring on a clash between the republics, if possible.

It makes no difference if Editor Cutting were possessed of the jaw-bone of an Boston Globe (Dem.), August 16.

ass, with the meanness of an egg-sucking yellow dog, he is an American citizen, The question of a succeessor to Secretary Layard will be one of the most in and the position of Mexico, that he can be punished an offense committed on teresting or the season, for we assume that Mr. Bayard's resignation is soon forth

American soil, will not be tolerated in this country.—Birmingham Age (Dem.), coming. The secretary is a gentleman of common sense, and does not need to be August 12. told by any one that his administration of the State Department has been a colossal

A DECLARATION of war will find in this city a regiment of well-disciplined men and ridiculous failure, rapidly taking on the character of a screaming farce.

ready to take up arms to sustain the prestige of American citizenship. It is Montgomery, Ala., Advertiser (Dem.), August 13.

asserted that the nightly drill will continue until the Cutting affair is arbitrated, The Mexican government would be very weak and foolish to rush into war with

either by legal redress or a call to arms. - New Orleans Chronicle, August 11. the United States.

The military enthusiasm of this country would Our policy, while preserving national dignity, should be rather one of conciliabubble forth in an instant and troops be hurrying with lightning speed to the front. tion and sympathy than one of technical requirements and irascible antagonism. Texas and Missouri would pour thousands of soldiers into Mexico, and every local We see no reason as yet to doubt that the Administration will meet the pending ity in the South and West would soon be represented on the tented field.

disturbances in this spirit.—Boston Post (Dem.), August 17. Boston Herald (Ind.), August 16.

It is especially surprising, in view of the facts distinctly stated by the court, No doubt, if the United States were to put forth her full strength, Mexico could that Senor Romero, Mexican minister at Washington, should have represented to be conquered. But the conquest would only result in the creation on our southern Secretary Bayard that Cutting was arrested and tried for an offense committed on frontier of a “back-door Poland,” ever ready to rise in revolt and requiring the Texas soil.— Cincinnati Times-Star (Ind.), August 14. maintenance of a large standing army at ruinous cost to garrison its cities and carry It is undignified and contemptible for this Government to attempt to bully a on a continuous campaign against patriotic guerrillas.

weaker power after its months of placid patience in the face of the Canadian fishNational Republican (Rep.), August 17.

eries outrages. A foreign policy of this sort is rather liable to bring this country What had Mexico done to call for harsh words or strong measures when this

into ridicule. - Washington Hatchet (Ind.), August 14 disturbance was inaugurated ? She had simply arrested and was holding for trial, It is estimated that Mr. Bayard started into the controversy with the cart beor rather a state of Mexico, not a republic, had arrested and proposed to try an fore the horse, and is now endeavoring to get into proper diplomatic shape. This American who was domiciled on the Mexican side of the line and had violated would be quite in consonance with the general course of the Delaware statesman the laws of Mexico both sides of the line.

in his present position.—Omaha Bee (Rep.), August 14. Galveston News (Dem.), August 15.

GOVERNOR IRELAND, of Texas, says: “No one wants war," but the emphasis IF Mexico resuses to surrender Cutting, as this Government demands, what which he lays on the necessity for “ peace with honor” suggests that there is then ? Clearly the American minister to Mexico must be called home, the enough of the jingo in him to enjoy a free fight by some other fellows with the Mexican minister at Washington must receive his passport, and if neither govern

Mexicans.

5.–St. Paul Press (Rep.), August 14. ment reccdes from its position, the issue between the two countries must be re

The Federal courts have no jurisdiction over Mexico; hence, the case for the mitted to the final arbitrament of arms.

Federal Administration to intervene and protect any citizen according to the New York Tribune (Rep.), August 18.

guarantee that he shall be tried by jury in the State where the crime was comGRINDING and swaggering may suit Mr. Bayard's present humor, but the exigen

mitted.—Galveston News (Dem.), August 12. cies of diplomacy require steadiness, composure, and good temper. If he can re If the Mexican position be just, the demand of this Government will be withcover his self-control and adapt himself to the bad situation, for which Consul Brig- I drawn and Cutting will serve out his term of imprisonment, In the meantime,

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